True Grit

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

We begin with spectacular views from Monsal Head across Monsal Dale and Monsal Trail. Then we put the Monsal Head Hotel behind us as we make our way to the elevated village of Cressbrook, set in the side of the steep dale.

Views of the delightfully named Water-cum-Jolly Dale greet us as we pass through Litton to Tideswell, and we spot the Cathedral of the Peak before heading to Castleton and its caves. Famous for the Blue John Caverns and semi-precious stone, we take some time to browse the shops.

An ascent up the dramatic Winnatts Pass – once under a tropical sea – puts the car through its paces before we climb up and over the third highest hill in the Peaks. Narrow lanes lead us to a long climb up to Stanage Edge where we look over some of the most picturesque villages in England, and whet our appetite for a superb surprise…

A descent into Hathersage takes us to our tea stop at the famous David Mellor Design Museum Café.

On our return we step back in time when we enter Eyam – The Plague Village. After indulging in some spectacular scenery and a last surprise, we make our way back to Monsal Head.

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: Monsal Head (other locations available)

Duration: 4.5 hours with 3 stops

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£460 - £525


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