Hidden up in the limestone hills and surrounded by glorious scenery, Winster has long been a popular destination for both local visitors and those choosing to spend their holidays in the area.
With more than 70 listed buildings - many dating back to the 17th century - the village has one of the most impressive street scenes in the Peak District which includes the Old Market Hall, the first ever property acquired by The National Trust.
With a strong community spirit some ancient traditions are still upheld in the village with pancake races on Shrove Tuesday and groups of Morris Men and "Guisers" performing at various local events. There are also annual Well Dressings, a Carnival and open garden days.
Situated just 8 miles from the grounds of Chatsworth House and within close proximity to many other historic villages and attractions, Winster provides a perfect location to explore the area, on foot or by car. Should you be looking for things to do and where to go, the area's official tourism website provides a good place to start - Vist Online Here
Walks Around Winster
What better way to enjoy a well-earned pint or pub meal than to have enjoyed a good walk before your visit. With thanks to John Harris at 'Walking In England', we feature a few of his selected local walks which take in the wonderful surroundings of our village.
More to Explore
Should be wanting to explore a little further afield www.walkinginengland.co.uk/derbyshire has loads of walks to download and print free from around this beautiful county. The website is regularly updated to ensure that the links are up to date and add new walks regularly.
An Inspired Setting
The Miners Standard has featured as "The Spinning Jenny" in the crime novels of local author Colin J Galtrey. Since his first book went live in 2013 – ‘Things Will Never Be the Same Again’ – in which he introduced Peak District Detective John Gammon, Colin has written over 20 books, all with a local connection to places and people - who you may meet whilst on a visit to The Miners Standard.
Perfect for a holiday read, visit www.colingaltrey.co.uk for a list of all books.
Winster Village Stores
Proudly owned by the people of Winster and Elton, discover a traditional village shop which is a newsagents, an off licence and also home to Winster Post Office. Whether you are living, staying or camping in Winster, Elton or Bonsall, you'll find a wonderful wide range of produce, much of it locally sourced. And by shopping with us you will help us sustain our vibrant community.
Visit their website www.winstervillageshop.com