This week Countryfile is in Derbyshire. Matt Baker follows a new pilgrimage trail set up to mark the 350th anniversary of the plague. He visits Eyam, known as the plague village, and, with Anita Rani‘s help, gets to grips with the age-old tradition of well dressing in Bakewell. Anita also meets the woman who breeds giant otters and a man who grows furniture. Joe Crowley is at Haddon Hall capturing fish – with a camera. Adam Henson is in Snowdonia herding sheep, and Tom Heap discovers why millions of tonnes of soil are being eroded from farmland every year.
Our favourite days out in the Peak District
Stone Masonry, Derbyshire
Get to grips with the ancient craft of stonemasonry at Hardwick Hall.
Hathersage, Peak District
Legendary characters and literary heroines are entwined in the history of Hathersage and its surroundings.
Ellastone, Peak District
Explore this peaceful village and the surrounding countryside, which inspired George Eliot’s classic tales of rural life.
Monsal Dale, Peak Distict
Julia discovers the ancient secrets of a place she loved as a child, in the White Peak area of Derbyshire