Train Tracks & Troglodytes

Some of the things you'll see on the tour.

We start this tour (Steven’s favourite) in Hartington. The charming limestone village is set around a pretty village square and home to The Hartington Old Cheese Shop where you can sample and buy the local Stilton. There are a number of cafes and a couple of pubs for refreshments and even a public convenience!

We take barely used byways and rustic lanes that lead us the picturesque village of Parwich and then to the pretty estate village of Tissington, known by walkers for the Tissington Trail. We take a moment to admire Tissington Hall before putting the 400-year old historic house behind us.  Following our noses, we reach the sweet-smelling handmade candle workshop, On A Wick & A Prayer.

The renowned Dovedale steppingstones demand a short walk. Picturesque Ilam follows with its unique cottages designed by renowned Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott – famed for his work at London St Pancras station, before we take isolated lanes and a little-known track following the Manifold Valley.

A steep climb into the popular, pocket-sized village of Wetton rewards us with eye watering views. As we reach Wetton Mill, we pause for tea.

Why not make your day more memorable? Indulge in a homemade, traditionally English picnic in a handpicked location carefully chosen for its idyllic countryside setting.

Start point: Hartington (Other locations and route options available).

Duration: 4.5 hours with 5 stops

About this tour:
Duration (hrs):


£300 - £500


Pick Up Locations:

We can pick you up from predetermined locations along the route. This does impact the time of the tour and therefore the cost. Anything outside of the locations listed below, please contact us directly.

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What people say:

This was a charming and delightful experience for a belated 60th birthday. The whole tour with Steven and his wonderful vintage car was exceptional. Cosy blankets and hot water bottles were provided as a little extra and Steven gave us his full attention from start to finish. We did the Mr Darcy’s Dales tour taking in such wonderful views and making some lovely memories.

April 2022
What people say:

Having taken many tours over the years in many places, I can honestly say that riding with Steven and Vintage Adventure Tours was the best we’ve ever done. So charming, so personal, so well-prepared for us. Steven was a delight and I could not recommend him and his tour company any more highly. Thank you again, Steven, for the experience of a lifetime!

What people say:

We had a terrific day with Steven and his beautiful car. From the moment we started until the end of the tour my husband and I were both smiling and the tour exceeded both of our expectations. Steven is a really lovely man and shared with us his extensive knowledge of this beautiful area. We would really recommend this unique and fun way to see absolutely stunning scenery and spend a day in the gorgeous Peak District.

June 2022