Up Hill and Down Dale

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

We admire one of the most famous Peak District views before leaving Monsal Head for the village of Cressbrook, sitting on the River Wye. Our route passes through the colourful village of Tideswell, home to Tideswell Church and known as the Cathedral of the Peak, as we head to a remote section of the Dark Peak. The isolated Abney Moor houses the 14th century Highlow Hall, said to be the most haunted house in Derbyshire…

The contrasting landscape continues with green fields to one side and moorland to the other. We put the car through its paces as we climb up to Stanage Edge from Hathersage and on to a very special destination packed with period drama.

The renowned David Mellor Design Museum Café greets us at the bottom of our descent with specialist teas and irresistible homemade cake.

Refuelled, we journey through The Plague Village of Eyam and along Longstone Edge keeping watch for the commanding views of 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

Duration: 3 hours with 3 stops

About this tour:
Duration (hrs):


£360 - £380


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