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The Autumn Edit

A landing page of all the seasonal content on Lovely Local Indie – from autumn walks to cosy cafés and the best places to for pumpkin picking.

Here’s all the most seasonal content on Lovely Local Indie. The best places to eat, drink and go this autumn in Derbyshire and the Peak District. All blog posts have been fully updated for 2022. And there is more coming soon! Look out for a ‘what to do with kids in October half term’ post. Click each picture to go to each post. Enjoy!

autumn in Derbyshire

The Ultimate Guide to Autumn in Derbyshire

I have always loved autumn. It is simply the best season! Crisp mornings, bright sunny skies, leaves turning every hue of copper and gold, wrapping up warm, sweaters, scarves and thick woolly tights. Dark nights, cosying up at home with candles and pumpkin spice everything… It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold. There’s the […]

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Pumpkin Picking Derby and Derbyshire

Pumpkin picking has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Local farms have responded to this demand and there are now a decent range of pumpkin farms and pumpkin patches across Derbyshire. Unsurprising really since it’s good, seasonal, wholesome family fun. What could be better than wrapping up warm and spending some time […]

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The best kids events in Derbyshire this October half term

Here’s your roundup of the spookiest events happening over the October half term school holidays in Derbyshire. Typically, the October half term in Derbyshire schools runs from Saturday 22 October 2022 to Sunday 30 October 2022 – but do check directly with your own school as holidays and INSET days do vary from school to school. […]

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Independent Coffee Shops in Derbyshire

Excited for pumpkin spiced latte season? Swerve the big chains and support local by getting your seasonal coffee fix from a fabulous independent. Updated 8th September 2022. Independent Coffee Shops in Derby Popular vegan café, Plant usually offer a fabulous range of plant based lattes and hot chocolates. In previous years they’ve had pumpkin spiced […]

9 Best Places for a Sunday Roast in Derbyshire

Looking for the best places for a Sunday roast in Derbyshire? As a Derbyshire food blogger I’ve made it my personal mission to find out. Is there anything better on a Sunday than a delicious Sunday lunch? Perfectly roasted, good quality meat (or a vegetarian or vegan alternative), fluffy Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes and […]

18 Free Derbyshire Days Out this September

Each year, heritage places across England throw open their doors and give people the chance to see hidden spaces and try new experiences for free. This year the event takes place from 9th to the 18th of September. Every single event is totally free – even at places that usually charge admission fees. From museums, […]

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16 Cosy Pubs in Derbyshire

Is there anything better than relaxing in a cosy pub on a cold or drizzly day? Open fires and warm hospitality make the perfect backdrop to enjoy a real ale or a glass of red. Derbyshire is blessed with dozens, probably hundreds of excellent pubs, but here are my favourites and then those which were […]

And for the best seasonal events

What’s On in Derbyshire – Events Guide

A carefully curated list of events you actually want to go to, in Derbyshire and just beyond. Here’s my guide to the best events and what’s on in Derbyshire (and if it’s really of interest, in surrounding counties), all organised by date. All information provided in good faith but please do check directly with organisers […]

More coming soon!

By Molly Scott

Derbyshire blogger - bringing you the best places to eat, drink, spa and stay in the wider Derbyshire area. Champion of the most fabulous independents.

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