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WHEELDON TREES FARM

Enjoy the Peak District

Peak District National Park Authority

 The Peak District National Park was Britain’s first National Park.  Established in 1951, The Peak District National Park covers 1438 square kilometres (555 square miles) at the southern tip of the Pennines.

The National Park Authority is a public body made up of two groups of people – members and officers; the members are the people who make the decisions. They are responsible for setting policies and priorities, ensuring resources are well used and money is well spent. The officers are employees who work to the policies and carry out the decisions made by members. On routine matters members ask officers to take decisions directly, in line with agreed policies.

Overall responsibility for the work of the officers lies with the Chief Executive and the law requires the Authority to carry out two “statutory purposes”

•      to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area
•      to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the parks’ special qualities by the public

The National Park Authority is a public body made up of two groups of people – members and officers; the members are the people who make the decisions. They are responsible for setting policies and priorities, ensuring resources are well used and money is well spent. The officers are employees who work to the policies and carry out the decisions made by members. On routine matters members ask officers to take decisions directly, in line with agreed policies.

While carrying out these purposes it also has a “duty” to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of the communities within the National Park.

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Tideswell Well Dressings

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Tideswell, in the heart of the beautiful Peak District countryside is home to the famous annual Tideswell Well Dressings throughout the local villages.. Each June, Tideswell bursts into life for fun and celebrations during "Wakes Week", the highlight of which is the Saturday carnival and evening torchlight procession.  

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Tindall’s of Tideswell

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Named after its founders, Jack and Ernest Tindall, Tindalls of Tidewsell, is now run by three generations of the Cox family. This traditional bakery is famous for its handmade pork pies, fresh bread, Tidza Puds (their own varient on the Bakewell Pudding), Wakes Cakes, Fidgety Pasties and Thar Cakes, using traditional recipes that are hundreds of years old.  

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The Pudding Shop, Bakewell

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Visit The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. Besides being the home of the Bakewell pudding and baking fresh bread and cakes daily, they also stock a large selection of local cheeses, chutneys, jams and ales. Why not take home one of their hampers. Yum!!  

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Haddon Hall

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Dating from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century and probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house, Haddon Hall was restored in the 1920s, by the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland. As featured in many period films and TV dramas, Haddon provides a unique view of early English life and history.