Derbyshire & The Peak District

This glorious region located within central England was the first to be designated an official National Park in 1951.

Home to spectacular scenery and wildlife, it is also a haven for ramblers, cyclists and the more adventurous sports enthusiasts alike. The heart of the Peak District offers the visitor a fascinating insight into the region’s history with a unique canal cruise through the Derwent Valley, Crich Tramway Village, the traditional market town of Bakewell and to the jewel of the Peak District, the magnificent Chatsworth House. 

Chatsworth House is at the beating heart of the Peak District and epitome of living history.

Not only a beautiful stately home with its magnificent Painted Hall, State Rooms, Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery, it also has expansive gardens to enjoy, a working farm and adventure park and boasts one of the best afternoon teas in the Midlands. In the mid-20th Century it was transformed under the leadership of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire into a place for all to come and enjoy with the opening to the general public. Today with the addition of the award-winning Chatsworth Farm Shop, which offers an excellent selection of produce from the estate and even sells Chatsworth’s own ale, the spa, gym and hotels, and annual special events, Chatsworth plays an essential part in Derbyshire community life.

With the cities of Derby and Nottingham just on the doorstep of such beauty, the Midlands offers the best of both worlds!

Jo and her team came up with a fantastic itinerary for our choir and planned everything to the last detail. We always felt we were in safe hands and that they were on the end of a phone to help us with anything we needed. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Rosie SayersChairperson for Sing It Loud Community Choir
In May 2020 we were due to tour the Stirling area in Scotland, in a series of concerts and church services organised by Sound Escapes. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic we took the difficult decision to call off the tour, and whilst all our members are extremely disappointed, we all understood that the cancellation was unavoidable in the circumstances.
However, I’d like to give our thanks and praise to Jo and her team for all the planning and preparation she had done to put the itinerary together – she was able to provide us with an excellent range of stunning concert venues, plus some great suggestions for our leisure time, and it’s such a shame that we are now unable to enjoy those experiences in 2020.
However, we hope very much that it will be possible for us and Jo to resurrect the tour and its plans, once the world returns to normal – and we look forward to working with her again soon.
Sally ColesSecretary, Cantamici
From cathedrals and abbeys, churches and stately homes, all steeped in centuries of history, some in Roman Towns others in quintessential English ‘picture postcard’ villages, every choir and musical ensemble should spend a tour exploring the United Kingdom and Ireland. Whatever part of the country you to choose to visit, by working with a knowledgeable team of people who know the regions inside out from both a tourism and musical perspective, you will be guaranteed the richest of touring experiences
Tim KnightBritish composer and Choral Director
As a Chorister, and eventually Head Chorister in our local church choir for eleven years, Jo was talented, dedicated and could always be relied on to work to the utmost of her undoubted abilities. I would expect that she would apply the same attributes to her professional life
P BuckmasterChoral Director
Fantastic tour in Bonnie Scotland, enjoyed by all who went, singing and non-singing. Brilliant organisation from Jo who really made it all look so easy.
Kate HymansTour organiser for Masterworks Chorale