Couldn't find another thread on this so thought it might be a good idea to have one recommending decent days out that are not too far away. Its surprising whats on the doorstep. We went to "Castleton" in the Peak district on Sunday. First time there and I thought it was a great little village. Almost a sea side town vibe. Loads of good pubs and eateries, trinket and fudge shops! Dog friendly. And obviously the walks, scenery, castle, caves etc and did I say pubs !!! Thoroughly recommend a day there. Hour and a quarter drive Stone/Leek/ Buxton route so nice drive too!!