Swarkestone 2 – Run for the Dales – Sunday August 25th

August 25, 2019 all-day
John Jackson's Swarkstone Nursery and Garden Centre
Derby DE73 7GQ
Andrew Warren
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Swarkestone 2 – Run for the Dales – Sunday August 25th

Here are some details about the next Swarkestone scenic run which will take you through some beautiful areas of Derbyshire and the towns of Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell & Matlock. The long range weather forecast is looking good too!
  • 9:30 Meet at John Jackson’s garden centre, south of Derby [DE73 7GQ]. Have a cuppa if time allows.
  • 10:00 Depart. 
  • 10:45 The first stop will be to take a tour of Tom Cowley’s three wheeler restoration workshops [DE6 1LL]. Following this we will drive through Ashbourne to….
  • 11:35 A brief stop at the tea rooms in the pretty village of Tissington [DE6 1RA] and then a splash through Tissington Ford (assuming that waters aren’t too high…)
  • 12:35 Lunch stop in Buxton. Parking in Pavillion Gardens [SK17 9AR]. We are suggesting having lunch at Simply Thai which comes highly recommended. Many other eateries are available. After lunch there will be a little time to explore Buxton and it’s many interesting shops.
  • 14:10 Leave Buxton and follow the A6 through Bakewell & Matlock and on to the beautiful Via Gellia road.
  • 14:55 Middleton Top Engine House [DE4 4LS]. An impressive 1829 winding engine that should be ‘in steam’ at the time of our visit.
Full suggested route directions will be provided and 3 Wheelers of all ages are welcome. Feel free to join or leave the group at any time and place that suits you. I understand that a number of the older three wheelers will be meeting at Cowley Restorations before joining the run.
You will need £3.60 in loose change for car parks. Entry to the Middleton Engine House is £2.80 (£1.35 concessions).

Please let Andrew Warren ([email protected]) know if you are planning to come and especially if you are interested in lunch at the Thai restaurant so that we can book the necessary tables.