A warm welcome to Bakewell

'The Ancient Capital of the Peak'

Bakewell is best known not only for its puddings and tarts but for its independent shops, beautiful surrounding scenery and Monday market. It is also known for the many varied events held throughout the year, the monsal trail, the love lock bridge, the quaint courtyards with its many cafes and eateries and much more…

 Set in the centre of the Peak District and close to Chatsworth House, it is ideal for a base for sightseeing, photography and outdoor activities.

The Monsal Trail is situated within walking distance of the town centre and offers traffic-free walking, cycling and horse riding taking in some beautiful scenery along the way.


Hulleys of Baslow launch travel scheme called Go Keyless

As you know the Peak District National Park is a magnet for visitors, it offers world class attractions and we are lucky to be surrounded by stunning scenery. However, that also attracts additional traffic that causes congestion and obstruction, and it’s evidently not particularly environmentally friendly and the list goes on.

We launched a travel scheme a few months ago called Go Keyless (i.e. without the Car) to encourage visitors to use public transport whilst on holiday, which would help to reduce traffic and congestion, and help where parking is limited at hot spot attraction areas within our network and the National Park where we have seen or heard about significant problems with parking and sometimes illegal parking.

The Peak District relies on tourism along with local businesses and local employment for locals, so it’s essential we promote our network and the Peak District National Park as much as we possibly can to benefit everybody.

Here at Hulleys we know we are essential to our local community by offering crucial bus services and employment, unfortunately our services have suffered significantly due to an increase in traffic congestion within the Peak District National Park causing delays and more, so we are looking to offer this discount to more businesses.

We have already partnered with many Caravan/Camping sites and Youth Hostels and Bed and Breakfastz and Hotels within our network and we are offering their guests a 25% discount on local bus travel during their visit to the Peak District, the discount will be valid for the duration of their visit.

I’d like to say a huge thank you to every business that’s signed up and started to take steps to help make a difference as we have already seen an increase in passenger numbers from the business locations that have already signed up.

This offer is open to any form of business that specialises in offering accommodation, but you must become a partner to be eligible to pass on the discount to your guests, it takes less than a minute to apply.

I completely understand this alone will not solve any traffic congestion and issues alone, but it’s certainly a step forward in promoting our network and the National Park.


Help us to make a difference in reducing traffic within the Peak District National Park. Our network is also under review to help to improve reliability and other issues.

Peak Advertiser is recruiting

Peak Advertiser is currently looking for newspaper delivery people for either immediate start or to be added to there waiting list for the Bakewell area.

If you have some spare time on your hands and would like to earn a little extra money every fortnight whilst keeping fit and active, then they would love to hear from you. You will need to be at least 13 years of age (unless supervised by an adult) but there is no upper age limit!

For further information please contact Martin on: 01629 812159  or email enquiries@peak-advertiser.co.uk


The Royal British Legion has been helping serving and ex-serving armed forces personnel and their families for 100 years. Their ethos is that no-one should suffer for having served others and their organisation works tirelessly to deliver a wide set of measures to provide practical and emotional support for families and individuals affected by the hardship of war and conflict. Founded in 1921, the ranks of the British Legion has grown to 2,500 branches across the UK and oversees.

Bakewell rose to this commemoration and on Saturday, 11th September, held an event on Bakewell Recreation Ground to mark this historic anniversary. 

Crowds gathered to enjoy the various stalls, and a service and wreath laying was held at 10.00am with Canon Tony in attendance. The Yorkshire Regimental Band brought us music with pipes and drums and standard bearers.

An additional attraction was the presence of Mr Charles Hanson from Antiques Road Show and Bargain Hunt who held an auction and also conducted valuations for people.

Huge thanks go to Mark Wakeman for all his hard work supporting and organising fundraising events for the Royal British Legion. 

Testimony to this was Mark's recent Beacon of Hope Award, presented to him by Councillor Alasdair Sutton on behalf of Derbyshire County Council. This award reflects Mark's dedicated service to the people of Derbyshire during the Pandemic.

Mark Wakeman (Left) being presented his award by Councillor Alasdair Sutton of Derbyshire County Council (Right)

Award for Bakewell Market

Bakewell market was voted the best large outdoor market in the country in a competition organised by NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) and sponsored by Blachere Illuminations.

The Great British Market Awards celebrate excellence in retail and wholesale markets across the UK.