The Hope Valley is a vibrant, welcoming community. We like to keep busy, keep fit and have fun and many of us organise a wide range of activities throughout the year that bring us together as a community and allow visitors to see us at our absolute best and join in the fun.

Whether you are looking for Park Ranger led walks or hikes, you want to learn new skills, watch a film or play, join in a sporting event and much more, you can find details of what's coming up in our events section or by viewing the Hope Valley Calendar.

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We have a number of clubs and groups catering for a variety of hobbies and shared interests, sports and activities, support, friendship and much more.  Take a look at our events section to see what's coming up, check out the drop down menus along the top bar for details of activities, clubs, groups and fun places to visit or browse through some of the suggestions here.

clubs and groups posterInterested in joining a local club or group? There are walking groups, fitness clubs, craft sessions, historical societies, amateur dramatics groups and much more.

HADIT are a local drama group who have several plays under their belt. If you have ever wanted to 'tread the boards', they welcome new members with open arms.

Hope Historical Society meets every month in the Methodist Church Hall in Hope to learn a little more about the history of this beautiful part of the world. Become a member or simply attend those meetings where a topic particularly interests you.

Want to meet new friends while enjoying some relaxing arts and crafts? There's a local group for everyone. The Anglers' Rest in Bamford is a community pub that hosts a range of groups, including Bamford's Knit and Natter group. We also have flower clubs, sewing groups and more.

Perhaps you're a new parent looking to connect with other mums and dads? There are many opportunities in the villages of the Hope Valley for you to chat with other parents over a coffee and some snacks.

beer FESTIVAL click buttonFeel like sampling some fine local ales? Why not come along to one of our beer festivals? About 30 local ales, great food, music and company.

Or come along to one of the local pubs when the folk bands are playing or we're having an open mic night. If brain teasers are more your thing then don't worry because we have them as well, with quiz nights all over the Valley.

There's plenty for the children to do too, with the fantastic new skate park in Hathersage, the open air gym in Hope, fantastic parks and open spaces everywhere for them to kick balls about, run off some steam and have fun and with a number of youth clubs and groups all over the Valley as well, not to mention Hathersage's famous lido with its range of family fun activities, there's never a reason for the kids to be bored.

galas click here buttonSummer is filled with galas and fêtes as the whole valley takes it in turns to have their week of celebration. Scarecrows line the streets for the popular contests - will you guess this year's theme? 

Pass by the river on a balmy summer evening and find us floating rubber ducks downstream and cheering them on! Join the fun on the local playing fields with hog roasts, stalls, fun and games and live music. Get together with a few friends and join in a treasure hunt. Learn how to spin wool. Watch the local sheepdog trials or perhaps the alpaca competition.

Coconut shy, maypole dancing, fancy dress, parades, ice cream (locally made, naturally) and of course the world famous Well Dressings...make a note in your diary to sample at least one of the fantastic Hope Valley Galas this year.

photo gallery view click hereEnjoy a range of seasonal events too - fancy taking a spooky Halloween tour? Or maybe you'd enjoy singing Christmas carols from inside a cathedral like cave (marvellous acoustics!), accompanying us on Lantern Walks, watching the Bonfire Night fireworks and tucking into tasty baked potatoes. Perhaps you'd like to join experts on nature walks to learn about the local wildlife, flora and fauna or join them on hikes to discover the hidden side of the Hope Valley...

There's nowhere quite as glorious as the Hope Valley - but don't take our word for it, check it out for yourself by browsing our photo gallery. Submit your own pictures of the beauty you have found here by emailing your snaps to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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