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Posted March 26, 2021

The luxury of solo travel in Derbyshire

Solo travel in Derbyshire can be so liberating. Explore new places, meet new people, grow personally and gain more independence are just a few of the long list of benefits when travelling solo. Here in Derbyshire, it’s a very welcoming county with so much to do for the single traveller. So, are you ready to explore?

Why travel solo?

Solitude in travel or solo travel can be thought provoking for either a lone wolf who is happy in themselves and just wants to get away or in fact cause a nervous reaction tinged with a bit of excitement. Here at Sheriff Lodge I always admire the solo traveller who has trust in themselves to come and enjoy their solitude and thinking time and take a temporary break from the every day. Solitude in walking helps you find your soul and reconnect with it. The pastures and views available in Derbyshire made for good walking for all levels.

Up to a third of Britons are said to now solo travel. This freedom gives them the opportunity to meet new people, discover different places, explore places they have not been before, whereas with a partner, who maybe does not share the same mindset, this would not be feasible. Derbyshire is the perfect place to enjoy a solo adventure. Now is an excellent time to plan a trip and enjoy that luxury of peace and happiness in solitude. We all need me time and this could be the way to give yourself that. The length of time does not matter even a short weekend will rejuvenate you and help you clear your head as well as bond with your soul.

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Travelling solo can be a real luxury

Luxury by pure definition is something rare and to be treasured. Time away on your own is a valuable thing to have and to be nurtured and a seldom occurrence in these busy times.

The luxury of a long quiet walk with beautiful scenery, green and pleasant lands to look at, deer roaming free, the sound of birds in the forest, cows ruminating in the fields without a care in the world. Finding a route to get you amongst things you love, a walk along a babbling brook, discovering a wishing tree, a carving in the rock, an historical house or ruin. What about something exciting like going down a mine, caving, bouldering. Or maybe hiring a bike and doing a long ride on the trials around Derbyshire?

There are plenty of places you can go and not see a single person, dog or child. It’s time to do what you want when you want. What about visiting a restaurant of the cuisine YOU want, not having to compromise on what someone else wants. Take time out and re-discover yourself and enjoy what you enjoy. Admire the gardens of a private house who has opened their doors for a special occasion – ie Hopton House the rose garden looking its best, the snowdrop walk. Or of course the many splendid National Trust gardens and stately houses Derbyshire has to offer.

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Reasons to travel Solo in Derbyshire

You have the whole county to explore and so many different things to do, waterfalls, reservoirs and river walks. There are vehicle museums, vintage car rides, steam trains, the tram village and cable cars. You can always chat to locals and see where they go and what they do – they always keep something back from the ‘tourists’!

reasons to travel solo in derbyshire

You have the whole county to explore and so many different things to do, waterfalls, reservoirs and river walks. There are vehicle museums, vintage car rides, steam trains, the tram village and cable cars. You can always chat to locals and see where they go and what they do – they always keep something back from the ‘tourists’!

Being a solo traveller is not so intimidating than a group or even a couple, others will always want to chat and make new acquaintances. Of course there is always biking; you can do either peddle or throttle. Derbyshire is a mecca for both, Snake Pass and Cat and Fiddle are always on a biker’s hit list.

Derbyshire is renowned for the ability to park up on the side of the road to take a Public Footpath on the network of footpaths. The farmers fields are well marked for routes criss crossing the open lands. Or just relax and enjoy the scenery on top of an Edge. Dangle your feet off the rocks and sit and admire all that the three close counties have to offer with all the natural beauty that surrounds you in this stunning part of the country. Adventurers are always welcome in Derbyshire – that’s what we do here and anyone will be delighted to pass you and will always have a smile ready for you.

Single Travellers in Derbyshire save money

Take in the surroundings and enjoy the benefits of solo travel. Enjoy the big bed on your own at a B&B in Derbyshire. Take the cable car up to the caverns and discover the mines, go round the houses and enjoy the things you are interested in, swan around the gardens at your pace. There are single person entrance fees, single ticket costs, single room occupancy (here at Sheriff Lodge, too), you can also order a platter at Sheriff Lodge to ‘eat in’. You do not have to pay double if you are going it alone.

You decide how much you spend and control your budget. Then you can enjoy something as a treat if you feel like it ie an Afternoon Tea at a price per head instead of paying for two. You cannot beat the freedom solitude brings.

Here at Sheriff Lodge you can collect a series of recommended walks with directions and maps. Tickets for various local attractions at a heavily discounted price. There are plenty of small restaurants in Matlock, cosy country pubs, also with discounted prices for guests of Sheriff Lodge. You can order a packed lunch or just a bottle of water to take with you on your exciting adventure. If you have a dog bring him too.

Your mental health will do nothing but benefit from a solo journey to a friendly place. Solo travellers are very welcome at Sheriff Lodge.

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Want to know more about Sheriff Lodge?

We are a lovingly restored B&B located in a quiet part of Matlock yet an easy walk to the town centre’s restaurants and bars.

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Hi, I’m Ziz the owner at Sheriff Lodge. Welcome to my little blog about my B&B and the lovely Matlock and Peak District.

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