As I forgot to put the times on the original publicity and we’re having a few issies with disappearing posts, here are the times for the weekend….


SUNDAY:  10-4

Opening Ceremony at 10am on Saturday.



Just a quick note for anyone local or planning a pre-BOB trip to Bakewell….!

Tickets are now available in advance from Wye Needlecraft!Yay!

These are only available from them if you go into the shop – if you would like your tickets sent to you via post or email please contact me directly on:

01629 733426





It’s been a while but with just under a fortnight to go I thought you might want to know a few essentials about BOB!


Saturday:  10am-5pm       Sunday:  10am-4pm


There is parking at the venue and you can also park in various places across town, follow the link below for full details:


No car parks in Bakewell charge above £4.50 for the day.

Station Road car park is up a hill from the venue – all the others are a flat walk.

There are limited disable spaces in all car parks and the ability to drop of passengers outside the centre.

If parking in the town centre it is difficult to park for longer than two hours so we recommend one of the other sites.


Unlike most of Derbyshire Sat-Navs don’t tend to get too lost around Bakewell! For those using Sat-Nav or google map etc… the address is:

Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AQ


There will be no card facilities available at BOB so please bring cash. Some vendors may accept cheques.

There are plenty of ATM machines available within no more than 5mins stroll from the centre.

Banks in Bakewell open on the Saturday morning include: Natwest, Post Office.


Dogs are allowed on site but please keep them on short leads as it will get very crowded (hopefully)!


There is a cafe on site and several places to eat within the town centre (2-5mins walk). Access to the town centre is on the flat and along well maintained footpaths.


These are all camping and caravan sites within a 15-30 minute drive of Bakewell:


Barn Farm, telephone 01629 650245, open all year, 24 tent spaces and 24 caravan spaces.


New Harboro Farm, telephone 01629 540585, open March to October, 5 tent spaces and 5 caravan spaces.


Carsington Fields, Millfields lane Carsington DE4 3JS, telephone 01335 372872, open March to end of October, 20 caravan spaces and 50 tent spaces.

Knockerdown Inn, nr Carsington, DE4  3JS, Telephone 01629 540209, open  Easter to September, 6 caravan spaces and 12 tent spaces.

Meadow Fleck Farm, Carsington,DE4 4DD, Telephone 01629 540910, open Febuary to December, 10 caravan spaces and 20 tent spaces.

Darley Dale

Square And Compass, Darley Bridge, Telephone 01629 733255, open all year, 5 Caravan spaces and 10 tent spaces.


Manor Farm,telephone 01629 534302, open all year, 5 caravans (tents only with caravans)


Middlehills Farm, Grangemill, DE4 4HY, Telephone 01296 650368, open all year, 30 caravan spaces and 30 tents.


Uptown Farm, telephone 07779927565 (Paul), open March to October, 5 caravan spaces and 12 tent spaces.

Kirk Ireton

Blackwall Plantation caravan club site, telephone 01335 370903, open April to October, 134 caravan spaces.


Duke William, Church St, Matlock, DE4 3BZ,telephone 01629 582585,open easter to end of October, 5 caravan spaces and 5 tent spaces.


Newhaven C&C park , Newhaven, nr Buxton, SK22 4QE,telephone 01298 84300, open March to the end of October, 95 caravan spaces and 30 tent spaces.


Packhorse Farm Bungalow caravan site, Tansley, DE4 5LF, Telephone 01629 582781, open all year 20 caravan and campervan spaces.

Packhorse Farm, Tansley,DE4 5LF, 01629 580950,open all year, 20 tents and trailertents.

Lickpenny, Lickpenny Lane, Tansley, telephone 01629 583040, open all year, 42 caravan spaces.

Pinegroves caravan park, High Lane, Tansley DE4 5BG,Telephone, 01629 534815,open April to October, 20 caravan spaces and 10 tent spaces.


Birchwood Farm caravan park, Wirksworth Road, Whatstandswell, telephone  01629 822280, open 25th March to the 31st October, 40 caravan spaces and 30 tent spaces.


Hopping Farm, telephone 01629 636555, open March to September, 100 caravans and tents


Here we are, carrying on from where I left off, places to stay in and around Matlock:

Riverbank House (Matlock) – 01629 582593 (4 sar guest house/town centre location – on the flat)

Robertswood Country House (Matlock) – 01629 55642 (5 star guest accomodation/evening meals available)

Rosegarth (Matlock) – 01629 56294 (walkers & cyclists welcome/4 star)

Sheriff Lodge (Matlock) – 01629 760760 (4 star/pets and families welcome)

Silver Ridge (Tansley) – 01629 55071/07815817145 (4 star/sleeps up to 9)

Square & Compass (Darley Dale) – 01629 733255/07831 443248 (Country Inn/close to main bus routes to Bakewell)

The Manor Farmhouse (Dethick) – 01629 534302/07944 660814 (4 star/Romantic!)

The Old Schoolhouse (Bonsall) – 01629 826017/07814 983611 (3 star/better for drivers)

The Old Sunday School (Matlock) – 01629 583347/07840 069900 (AA 4 star/town centre – up steep hill!)

The Red House Country Hotel (Darley Dale) – 01629 734854 (AA 2 star/close to main bus route to Bakewell)

Woodside Guest House (Stanton Lees) – 01629 734320 (AA 4 star B&B/private cottage)

Yew Tree Cottage (Tansley) – 01629 583862/07799 541903 (Several awards – 4 star/Kingsize beds!)

That’s the accomodation in and around Matlock – next up…..Bakewell and campsites!

Do visit www.visitpeakdistrict.co.uk as well.


As promised, here’s a useful list of links for places to stay for the weekend of BOB. Most of these listed today are around and about Matlock, none are more than half an hour’s drive from Bakewell and the transport links between Matlock and Bakewell are very good should you want to use public transport. Anyone coming by train may like to look at the places in Matlock, Matlock Bath or Cromford itself as the train runs right through (to Matlock) from Derby once an hour and then there are buses about once every half hour to Bakewell. Nearer the time I’ll post a full list of buses, trains and road directions.

The go to sight for places to stay is: www.visitpeakdistrict.com

And in alphabetical order, here are the places to look at around Matlock:

Alison House (Cromford) – 01629 822211 (4AA star hotel)

Ashdale Guest House (Matlock Bath) – 01629 57826/07855564562 (close to rail and bus stops)

Cascades Gardens (Bonsall) – 01629 822464 (better for drivers/5 star accomodation)

Ellen House (Matlock) – 01629 55584/07540440990 (vegetarian and vegan breakfasts)

Farley Farm (Matlock) – 01629 582533/07801756409 (AA 3 star farm)

Fountain Villa (Matlock Bath) – 01629 56195 (described as an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’!)

Glendon Guest House (Matlock) – 01629 584732 (Near Loaf – a great deli and bakery/ 4 star)

Hearthstone Farm (Matlock) – 01629 534304 (better for drivers, great views, organis working farm/4 AA yellow star farm)

Hodgkinson’s (Matlock Bath) – 01629 582170/07834975145 (AA 4 yellow star/AA Dinner)

Packhorse Farm Bungalow (Tansley) – 01629 582781 (VB 4 star B&B)

Pear Tree Farm (Matlock) – 01629 534215 (VB 4 star guest accomodation/part of Derbyshire Arts)

Pig of Lead (Bonsall) – 01629 820040/07916325498 (better for drivers/AA 4 star guest accomodation)

Red House Stables & Carriage Museum (Darley Dale) – 01629 733583 (on the main bus route to Bakewell/a working stables and museum – why not have a trip in a carriage and pair whilst you’re here?!?)

Red Lion (Matlock) – 01629 584888 (AA 3 star inn)




Just a quick reminder that tickets are now available for advance bookings (and you’ll save a £1 if you do!)

Check out our new ticket page for full details.

Also why not wander over to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/UndergroundCraft and check out our new daily stars – Everyone featured will be at BOB – promise!!

From Monday we’ll be starting a countdown on the blog here, so keep an eye out for new details, where to stay, where to go visit and eat over the weekend and, of course, who’s going to be at BOB, what’ll be going on at BOB and any little treats we can get for you all!!