Hope Valley is one of the most beloved parts of the Peak District National Park. With its pretty village with truly breath-taking views, it’s not difficult to understand why.
Hope village features in the Domesday book from 1086 for having both a priest and a church, the only village in north Derbyshire to have such status at the time. The village’s history remains prevalent today, with a church dedicated to St Peter that dates back to the 13th century.
This cherished part of Derbyshire has several of the Peak District’s most classic walks right on its doorstep, such as Mam Tor, the Great Ridge and Winnats Pass. The name Winnats Pass was originally coined from ‘wind gates’ as it is formed of a hill pass and limestone gorge, which – as could be guessed from the name – gets windy! The pass regularly features in the annual Tour of the Peak cycle race. Hope has plenty for offer visitors, from cafes and pubs, to farmers’ butchers and even a gallery – not to mention its annual beer festival.
The Old Hall Hotel,