The Dove Valley Centre

Make the most of the Peak District National Park

Farm Visits and Events

Events 2017 and 2018

We had a great Apple Day here in October 2017 with gallons of juice pressed from apples; apple chutneys, cakes and dishes to savour;  baked apples cooked over a fire to eat; craft activities to try out and the wonderful Creeping Toad’s stories to send us on our way home.
Thanks for all the donations to the Barn Owl Trust and to all our friends and volunteers who made it all possible.

July 7th2018. National Hay Meadows Day.

Another free, family friendly day out here celebrating wonderful haymeadows.  Watch out for further details.
Open Access to Farm Archaeology Trail telling the tale of the people who lived at Whitle and how they farmed.  Pick up a trail leaflet from the public footpath above Under Whitle farm. Find out more at:   

Free Farm Visits for School Children

Farm Archaeology TrailExplore the new archaeology trail telling the tale of some of the people who lived at Whitle and find out more through exciting  activities.

Getting  To  Know The Wild Flowers of Spring

Get close up to the wild flowers on the farm, get to know their names and contribute to a large collage of flowers that grow on the farm.
Mid May to mid June


How Do You Drink an Apple? 


Make apples into juice with apples from the orchard and enjoy tasting different varieties from the Beeley Pippin to the Bramley Seedling. September & October   
To arrange half day group visits contact Elspeth or Paul at: