The Peak District Environmental Quality Mark Application

Registered Businesses

See below for a list of all the Peak District businesses that have been awarded the Environmental Quality Mark.

Acclimbatize
Name: Daryl Godfrey
Address: Suite 304, Via Gellia Mills, Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire.
Postcode: DE4 2AJ
Landline: 01629 820258
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: sam@acclimbatize.co.uk
Website: www.steep-deep.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Acclimbatize offers authentic, adventurous experiences and technical training in a range of outdoor activities. Delivery is sensitively punctuated by environmental, social, and historical information relative to the activity and location. Daryl and the team strongly believe that by doing this their customers' experience of the Peak District National Park (and other areas they operate in) is greatly enhanced. 

Alison Yule Textiles
Name: Alison Daykin
Address: 17 Moss Lane, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Postcode: DE6 3FB
Landline: 01335 370631
Mobile: 07813 068722
Fax:
Email: alison@alisonyuletextiles.co.uk
Website: alisonyuletextiles.co.uk
EQM Citation:
This ethically-conscious textiles business has been in operation for several years and has now taken on new impetues with a relocation to the Derbyshire Dales last year. New local partners, venues and suppliers are continually being researched for use and this will increase as the business becomes established in its new location and raises its environmentally-responsible profile. 

April Cottage
Name: Lisa Lovell
Address: Christmas Cottage, Church Street, Youlgrave
Postcode: DE45 1WL
Landline: 01629 636151
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: l.lovell@whitepeakcottage.co.uk
Website: www.whitepeakcottage.co.uk
EQM Citation:
April Cottage is a 200 year old self catering cottage in the centre of Youlgrave, with three pubs and two shops on the doorstep offering local produce. Accommodation is provided for three people in twin and single rooms with central heating and an open fire. Walks into Lathkill and Bradford Dale start nearby. Next door, to April Cottage, Woodturning at Christmas Cottage is the ideal place to get gifts and souvenirs with the environment in mind. Matthew uses sustainably sourced, mainly local woods. 

Beechenhill Farm
Name: Alex Gray
Address: Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Postcode: DE6 2BD
Landline: (01335) 310274
Mobile: 07974 450601
Fax:
Email: stay@beechenhill.co.uk
Website: www.beechenhill.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Award winning B&B and self catering accommodation and eco wedding venue on an organic dairy farm. Local and organic foods provided to guests at breakfast, including porridge and yoghurt made from their own milk. Locally produced ready meals and puddings also available. Wood-fired hot tub and barrel sauna add extra fun to the stay. Beechenhill Farm is also the home of Sue Prince Artist, who creates Swedish style folk art with homemade egg tempera. Much of her art records and celebrates the daily lives of farming communities, drawing inspiration from Peak District landscapes and traditions such as well dressings.  

Beyond the Edge
Name: Christopher Allewell
Address: 13 Rossington Road, Hunters Bar, Sheffield
Postcode: S11 8SA
Landline: 01142631155
Mobile: 07975766642
Fax:
Email: Info@beyondtheedge.co.uk
Website: Beyondtheedge.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Beyond the Edge is a Peak District-based specialist mountain training company, offering a range of adventures, training, technical advice and consultancy. Through teaching technical skills, they offer clients inspiring and enriching experiences, sharing insights about the Peak’s wildlife and history that their clients are then able to pass on to others.  

Blakelow Farm holiday Cottages
Name: Steve Ogan
Address: Blakelow farm, Bonsall Lane, Winster, Derbyshire
Postcode: DE4 2PD
Landline: 01629 650814
Mobile: 07803182857
Fax:
Email: blakelowcottages@w3z.co.uk
Website: www.blakelowcottages.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Luxury award-winning 5-star accommodation with an environmental smile...the cottages are in a stunning location with beautiful views. Environmental awareness is at the heart of this business, with information readily available to guests on the benefits of sourcing locally, enjoying delicious local food, caring for the landscape and protecting wildlife. Guests are encouraged to make suggestions on what else the business could do environmentally and to log sightings of wildlife in the grounds. With some produce coming from the farm itself, this truly is a place where food miles are at a minimum! 

Blaze Farm Partners
Name: Mr Marshall WALLER
Address: Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0BL
Postcode: SK11 0BL
Landline: 01260 227266 or 227229
Mobile: 07891-889-774
Fax:
Email: thesheeponthehill@gmail.com
Website: www.blazefarm.com
EQM Citation:
Farm with ice cream parlour and tea-room offering Hilly Billy Ice Cream, made on the farm using milk from their own dairy herd. Home baked cakes and home-made, local food. Nature trails for all abilities through meadows and woodland. See lambing in Spring and sheep-shearing in Summer. Watch cows being milked, see the baby calves and feed the hens. 

Bloomers of Bakewell Ltd
Name: Esplin Chapman
Address: Water Lane, Bakewell
Postcode: DE45 1EU
Landline: 01629 814844
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: esplinchapman@aol.com
Website: www.bakewellpuddings.com
EQM Citation:
Bloomers is a traditional bakery in the heart of Bakewell, one of two(in the world!) to know the secret recipe for the famous Bakewell Pudding. Even staff don't know the secret recipe, which makes it all the more fun when they explain to customers that it's a closely guarded secret! The shop is quaint and quirky and stocks a good range of local treats alongside its own baked goods, including traditional Peak District fayre such as Hartington Stilton and Derbyshire Oat Cakes. Esplin has a background in managing green businesses (former holder of Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold) and has started to make his mark with the help of his already (unconsciously) environmentally aware workforce.  

Brough Lea Farm Peak Yarns and Fibres
Name: Margie Stuckey
Address: Brough Lea Farm, Brough, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Postcode: S33 9HG
Landline: 01433 623646
Mobile: 07947645331
Fax:
Email: margiestuckey@live.com
Website: www.broughleafarm.com
EQM Citation:
Brough Lea Farm Peak Yarns and Fibres have a holistic approach to their business which brings together farming and traditional rural wool crafts. Their yarns add value to the wool from their own sheep, which in turn supports a farming model based on good environmental and conservation practice. They also contribute to a vibrant community of local crafts people by trading wool and sharing skills with other local farmers, spinners and weavers.  

Buxton Civic Association Limited
Name: Alan Walker
Address: Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire,
Postcode: SK17 9DH
Landline: 01298 26978
Mobile: 07711733509
Fax: 01298 73563
Email: communications@buxtoncivicassociation.org.uk
Website: www.buxtoncivicassociation.org.uk
EQM Citation:
Buxton Civic Association manage Poole's Cavern and the surrounding woodland, both of which are sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs). It was clear during the assessment that Buxton Civic Association has a strong commitment to environmental and social issues, as well being passionate about the conservation of their cavern and woodlands. Access for all is also central to their ethos, with some excellent work undertaken to allow less able people to enjoy both. High energy use is a significant environmental impact for the cavern and LED lighting has been installed to address this.  

Caltonberry
Name: Lyn Abraham
Address: Club Farm, Back Lane, Calton, Nr Leek, Staffordshire
Postcode: ST10 3JX
Landline: 01538 308555
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: hello@caltonberry.co.uk
Website: www.caltonberry.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Caltonberry “helps you celebrate the little things in life as well as marking the milestones”…through their beautifully simple range of porcelain gift tags, adornments and decorations, handmade in their Peak District studio. Their natural cotton and linen ribbons in subtle shades are made locally in Ashbourne and Congleton and can be plain, or printed and personalised. Lyn’s products are a charming, contemporary celebration of the rich ceramic and textile heritage of the Staffordshire Peak District!  

Church Farm Holiday Cottages
Name: Christine Duffell
Address: Church Farm, Alsop en le Dale
Postcode: DE6 1QP
Landline: 01335390216
Mobile: 07712185895
Fax: Nil
Email: enquiries@churchfarmholidaycottages.co.uk
Website: www.churchfarmholidaycottages.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Freshly baked cakes await your arrival at Pinster or Winnets Cottage, converted from a stone barn at the grade II listed Church Farm. The farm specialises in rare breed Gloucester cattle and pigs, and is right in the heart of the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park. Walk straight from your holiday cottage door to explore the hills and the dales (Dovedale 2 miles). 

Clearer Thinking
Name: Pete Spriggs
Address: 8 Torr Street, Buxton, Derbyshire
Postcode: SK17 6HW
Landline:
Mobile: 07749 821 438
Fax:
Email: pete.spriggs@clearerthinking.co.uk
Website: www.clearerthinking.co.uk
EQM Citation:
 

COCONUT BLUSH
Name: JANE MALCOLM
Address: 59 MANCHESTER RD. BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE
Postcode: SK17 6SR
Landline: 01298 214478
Mobile: 07818 021 789
Fax:
Email: jane@coconutblush.co.uk
Website: www.coconutblush.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Natural olive oil soaps, handmade using traditional methods and recipes. Sourcing sustainable ingredients is important to Coconut Blush and they particularly avoid using palm oil from felled rainforest. They support other Peak District businesses using Peak District honey, beeswax and cow's milk in their soaps. Available online and at local farmers' markets. Customers are welcome by prior arrangement. 

Devonshire Group
Name: Tom Hendry
Address: Chatsworth Estate Office, Edensor, Bakewell
Postcode: DE45 1PJ
Landline: 01246 565376
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: thomas.hendry@devonshiregroup.co.uk
Website: www.chatsworth.org/
EQM Citation:
Chatsworth have made clear and significant strides on their journey towards sustainability: the assessor saw strong evidence of leadership from the Duke’s son, Lord Burlington and real passion, enthusiasm and pride in their environmental, social and economic activities amongst staff interviewed. Renewables projects such the extensive installation of biomass boilers across the estate, the soon to be commissioned Combined Heat and Power plant at the House and the proposed hydroelectric power schemes on the Derwent will move the Estate closer to energy self-sufficiency. Extensive educational access to the House, gardens, woodlands and farmyard is in evidence through the work of the Devonshire Educational Trust. Particular projects targeted towards harder to reach groups are carefully designed to have real social impact. The immense passion for high quality locally sourced food amongst the Farm Shop team results in a highly significant spend in the local economy. The Triple Bottom Line Assessment Report undertaken by NEF Consulting in 2013 have given the Devonshire Group the framework to continue their work towards and increasingly sustainable future.  

Dewsnaps Farm
Name: Sally Williams
Address: Dewsnaps Farm
Postcode: SK23 6AW
Landline: 01663 751175
Mobile: 07952 741 640
Fax:
Email: williams.sally@live.co.uk
Website: www.dewsnaps.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Dewsnaps Farm offers two converted barn holiday cottages. Both cottages and the main farm house use solar PV and solar thermal, as well as a wood pellet boiler to heat and light the buildings. The buildings also use LED lighting and has internal insulation to the solid walls. Sally also keeps a small flock of pedigree Icelandic sheep, which are bred for their exceptional fleece, meat and milk. Sally produces a range of woollen and felted products using the natural fleece colours and hand-coloured yarns using natural plant dyes. Sally considers sustainability issues in every decision she makes about her business.  

Dewsnaps Woollens
Name: Sally Williams
Address: Dewsnaps Farm
Postcode: SK23 6AW
Landline: 01663 751175
Mobile: 07952 741 640
Fax:
Email: sally.williams@dewsnaps.co.uk
Website: www.dewsnapswoollens.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Sally Williams keeps a small flock of pedigree Icelandic sheep, which are bred for their exceptional fleece. Sally produces a range of woollen and felted products using the natural fleece colours and hand-coloured yarns using natural plant dyes. Dewsnaps Farm also offers two converted barn holiday cottages. Both cottages and the main farm house use solar PV and solar thermal to heat and light the buildings. The buildings also use LED lighting and contain some internal insulation to the solid walls. Sally considers sustainability issues in every decision she makes about her business. 

Discover Buxton Tours
Name: Annetta Christie
Address: 170 Green Lane
Postcode: SK179DG
Landline: 0129879648
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: netta@discoverbuxton.co.uk
Website: www.discoverbuxton.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Netta's enthusiasm for the cultural heritage of the Peak District and particularly Buxton is brim full and inevitably it has spilt over into her new enterprise - Discover Buxton. Visitors and locals alike can experience a wonderfully witty and informative tour of Buxton aboard a miniature vintage-style electric tram called Wonder of the Peak, converted by local tradesmen from an old milk float! This green attraction allows less able people to see and experience Buxton, past and present. A local electronics company has undertaken a study of the tram, measuring its energy use and comparing it favourably to a similar diesel vehicle. 

Dove Valley Centre
Name: Paul & Elspeth Walker
Address: Under Whitle, Sheen, Buxton
Postcode: SK17 0PR
Landline: 01298 83282
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: walker@dovevalleycentre.co.uk
Website: www.dovevalleycentre.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Special interest breaks (arts, rural crafts and conservation) and self-catering accommodation in a sustainably converted 18th century barn, set in a 50 acre upland farm in the Peak District National Park bordering the River Dove. Locally sourced and organic food used where possible. Electricity supplied via a green renewable tariff. 

East Lodge Country House Hotel
Name: David Hardman
Address: East Lodge, Rowsley, Matlock
Postcode: DE4 2EF
Landline: 01629734474
Mobile: 07770231813
Fax:
Email: dsh@eastlodge.com
Website: www.eastlodge.com
EQM Citation:
East Lodge is the first ISO 14001 certified hotel the assessor has encountered and the Environmental Management System in place is impressive! Significant steps have been taken to reduce the environmental impact of the hotel's day to day operations, including LED lighting throughout and a state of the art kitchen with high quality/low energy commercial refrigeration. East Lodge excels in local sourcing, with almost all suppliers being located within 30 miles. Investing in staff, to ensure that each guest receives a warm welcome and personal service is also a strength East Lodge prides itself on. The building and grounds are extremely well kept. The latter includes kitchen gardens that supply a small amount of produce for the restaurant (and chickens, which provide a wonderful story to tell the guests), offering seasonality and local sourcing which form part of the view. 

East Peak Countryside Associates CIC
Name: Richard Godley / Chloe Winters-Simpson
Address: 32, Stanier Way, Renishaw, Sheffield
Postcode: S21 3UU
Landline:
Mobile: 07854 646742
Fax:
Email: rgodley@btinternet.com
Website: www.eastpeakcountrysideassociates.co.uk
EQM Citation:
East Peak Countryside Associates are enthusiastically delivering National Park and sustainability messages to a range of clients (often community groups and charities) in the North-eastern areas of the wider Peak District. Their flagship project - the restoration and transformation of a dilapidated Georgian building "using green principles and heritage skills" into a financially self sustaining community space, meets all five EQM principles: supporting local trades people in the restoration; using insulation, natural light and passive solar gain to ensure energy efficiency and protection of the global environment; visually enhancing the local built environment (and natural environment through orchards and meadow); the creation of an excellent community space; and the promotion of the special wildlife, heritage and culture of the Peak District through events and literature held in the building.  

English Tilly
Name: Carol Wilson
Address: Kenwood, Mytham Bridge, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire,
Postcode: S33 0EA
Landline: 01433 659922
Mobile: 07848 256144
Fax:
Email: carol.englishtilly@gmail.com
Website: www.etsy.com/shop/EnglishTilly
EQM Citation:
In the view of the assessor, English Tilly exemplifies the values of the Environmental Quality Mark scheme. Carol makes charming handcrafted felt pieces using rare breed Whitefaced Woodland wool from the Peak District National Park. She is committed to offering the farmer a fair price for the fleece, supporting the farming economy in her small way. She takes great care to minimise even the small impact her business has on the environment. She imagines and delivers wonderful, therapeutic projects and courses which are accessible to harder to reach people and communities. And she uses the Peak District landscape, as well as rare and precious species as the inspiration for her work. 

Fernyford Barn and Fernyford Farm
Name: Neil Richardson
Address: Big Fernyford Farm, Reapsmoor, Longnor, Buxton
Postcode: SK17 0NA
Landline: 0129883422
Mobile:
Fax: -
Email: farm@fernyford.co.uk
Website: www.fenyford.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Recently converted to a high standard, fully equipped self-catering accommodation, a perfect blend of modern facilities and good old country comfort and cosiness. Situated on an Upland stock farm with Swaledale sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, with land managed in an environmentally sensitive way. One of the old stone buildings has been converted to provide facilities for processing and packaging meat produced on the holding. Orders can be made by phone or e-mail.  

Gourmet Express
Name: Emma Glossop
Address: Unit 17 Vincent works,Brough, Bradwell,Hope Valley,Derbyshire
Postcode: S33 9HG
Landline:
Mobile: 07968 537431
Fax:
Email: emma@gourmetexpress.org.uk
Website: Www.gourmetexpress.org.uk
EQM Citation:
With Emma's 20 years' experience in the catering industry, these local caterers use high quality local produce to provide outside catering for any occasion. From dinner parties or larger functions to ready meals for the freezer and a range of one pot meals for campers, they aim to use as much local produce in their meals as possible including beef and lamb from local butchers such as Castlegate Farm Shop in Stoney Middleton, New Close Farm Shop in Bakewell, Paul Bowyer in Hathersage and Chatsworth Farm Shop.  

Grindleford Community Shop
Name: Andrew Battye
Address: The Vestry, Saint Helen's Church, Grindleford, Derbyshire
Postcode: S32 2JN
Landline:
Mobile: 07943 813542
Fax:
Email: andrew.battye@mail.com
Website:
EQM Citation:
Grindleford Community Shop is an wonderful example of what happens when passionate local people work together to create something really special for their own community. The shop supports a wealth of local food producers, artisans and projects. The shelves display an eclectic mix of favourite household brands alongside organic, fair trade, eco and wholefood alternatives. The shop's location in the Vestry of Saint Helen's Church makes day to day use of this historic building and reinforces its place as the heart of the village. 

Haddon Hall
Name: Alice Eaton
Address: Estate Office, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Postcode: DE45 1LA
Landline: 01629 810910
Mobile: 07712 139602
Fax: 01629 814379
Email: Alice@haddonhall.co.uk
Website: www.haddonhall.co.uk
EQM Citation:
The Assessor had an extensive tour of the Hall and its gardens, affording an insight into the specific circumstances surrounding a business operating in a building which is over 400 years old. Despite limitations caused by the age and design of the building, the Manager and her team have been able to carry out some very positive environmental actions, including progress towards organic farming and gardening, use and promotion of local produce and the establishment of a Tudor lawn in the grounds, containing wild flowers. The new gatehouse is a beacon of good practice with its sustainable timber construction. 

Hargate Hall Ltd
Name: Anthony Knox
Address: Hargate Hall, Wormhill, Buxton
Postcode: SK17 8TA
Landline: 01298872591
Mobile: 07791028138
Fax:
Email: info@hargate-hall.co.uk
Website: www.hargate-hall.co.uk
EQM Citation:
It was really wonderful to revisit Hargate Hall after 8 years and see all the hard work that has happened since then. They have reduced their carbon "boot print" (as they used to call it) from more than 128 tonnes when they first took over the property, to just over 100 when they first applied for EQM in 2008. Now their activities generate around 29 tonnes of CO2!  

Hartington Cheese & Wine Co Ltd
Name: Claire Millner
Address: The Old Cheese Shop, Market Place, Hartington
Postcode: SK17 0AL
Landline: 01298 84935
Mobile: 07790010293
Fax:
Email: clairemillner@hotmail.com
Website: www.hartingtoncheeseshop.co.uk
EQM Citation:
The Hartington Cheese and Wine Co Ltd has it's HQ in a charming traditional building in the centre of Hartington and is a significant draw for locals and tourists alike. It has also expanded and has two smaller shops at Eyam Hall and also at Arkwright's Mill in Cromford. The shops stocks a wide range of locally made cheeses, as well as local and British wines, alongside condiments and cheese accompaniments. They also sell online and have a dedicated section for local cheeses. The applicant, Claire Millner, and her business partners, brought stilton back to Derbyshire by establishing the Hartington Creamery, where local farmers supply milk for making this important regional product, which has Protected Designation of Origin status (PDO). The Hartington Cheese and Wine Co Ltd is the key retail outlet for the stilton and other cheese made at the Creamery. Claire also runs two holiday cottages at her farm in Reapsmoor and they are included in this application to avoid duplication of administration.  

Hassop Station Ltd
Name: Duncan Stokes
Address: Hassop station, Bakewell
Postcode: DE45 1NW
Landline: 01629815668
Mobile: 07887955126
Fax:
Email: duncan@hassopstation.co.uk
Website: www.hassopstation.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Duncan and Rebecca Stokes have taken an important but underused Peak District heritage building and transformed it into a charming, vibrant base from which to explore the Monsal Trail on foot or by bike. The cafe is a celebration of delicious local food. Buying local is second nature to them - a huge number of local suppliers are used, which translates to a significant spend in the local economy. Those products sourced and made locally will also reduce food miles and the associated environmental impact. 

Hector & Cedric Ltd
Name: Jack Frisby
Address: Ecclesall Wood Sawmill, Abbey Lane Sheffield
Postcode: S7 2QZ
Landline: 0114 2356436
Mobile: 07854492530
Fax:
Email: info@hectorandcedric.com
Website: hectorandcedric.com
EQM Citation:
A family run business specialising in making quality bespoke products, using locally sourced sustainable wood. Father and son team Bryan and Jack are happy to work with clients to design and make a variety of timber frame structures and furniture. Visitors to their workshop in the woods welcome by prior arrangement. 

Hoe Grange
Name: David Brown
Address: Hoe Grange, Brassington, Matlock, Debyshire
Postcode: DE4 4HP
Landline: 01629 540262
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: info@hoegrangeholidays.co.uk
Website: http://www.hoegrangeholidays.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Four luxurious self-catering log cabins with stunning views of the beautiful limestone countryside. Hipley, Rainster & Daisybank (sleep 4-6), are NAS rated Mobility Level 2. Pinder cabin (sleeps 6-8) rated Mobility Level 1.Located on the Pennine Bridleway; stabling& grazing available forguests to bring their own horse on holiday. Relax in our log-fired Swedish hot tub. 

Losehill House Hotel and Spa
Name: Paul Roden
Address: Lose Hill Lane, Edale Road, Hope, Peak District
Postcode: S33 6AF
Landline: 01433 621219
Mobile: 07515576935
Fax: 01433 622501
Email: info@losehillhouse.co.uk
Website: www.losehillhouse.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Losehill House Hotel & Spa are clearly committed to offering guests a high quality authentic Peak District experience during their stay - from award winning local food to managing the grounds to ensure uninterrupted views of the stunning landscape surrounding the hotel. A welcome letter in each room shares information about the rich heritage of the building, and suggests opportunities to enjoy the landscape, wildlife, dark skies and walking in the National Park.  

Lower Wigginstall Farm
Name: Alan and Alison Mallinson
Address: Reapsmoor, Longnor, Buxton, Derbyshire
Postcode: SK17 0LJ
Landline: 01298 84946
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: lowerwigginstall@btinternet.com
Website:
EQM Citation:
Alan and Alison try to enhance wildlife Lower Wigginstall by using farming practices that aren’t intensive – allowing sheep and cattle to graze a range of pastures. Recent building improvements mean that cows are now in 'loose housing' over winter - "exercising all the time, doing as cows should do". Muck is also now stored under cover, which is more environmentally friendly because it avoids polluting run-off and it can be spread on fields to improve the grass. 

Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour
Name: Mick and Mandy Dakin
Address: Masson farm, Snitterton Rd, Matlock Derbyshire
Postcode: DE4 2JG
Landline: 01629 760596
Mobile: 07738121854
Fax: 01629 760596
Email: amandaldakin@btinternet.com
Website: www.matlockmeadows.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Visit to Matlock Meadows ice cream parlour is wonderful to taste an artisan product from a working dairy farm, managed with the environment and conservation of the Peak District in mind. The parlour offers an wide range of ice-creams handmade onsite, using milk from their own dairy herd. It is also heated using a biomass boiler and designed for energy efficiency.  

My Country Houses Ltd
Name: Martin Harrop
Address: Elton Old Hall, Main Street
Postcode: DE4 2BW
Landline: 01629 734414
Mobile: 07876232022
Fax:
Email: martin@mycountryhouses.co.uk
Website: www.mycountryhouses.co.uk
EQM Citation:
My Country Houses Ltd comprises of two historic holiday homes; Elton Old Hall c1668 and Portland House c1870, owned and run with great attention to detail by Martin and Juliet Harrop: Elton Old Hall c1668 is a Quality in Tourism five star rated self-catering property for up to 14 guests in a 17th century Grade Two listed manor of Elton (twice Derbyshire village of the year) in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Working closely with local craftsman we spent two years restoring the original layout and historic features with the addition of modern comforts and amenities. Guests can enjoy exclusive use of a beautifully and sympathetically restored Hall with stunning walks straight from the doorstep. Portland House c1870 is a Quality in Tourism 5 star rated property sleeping up to 24 guests situated with the "most complete location" on the edge of historic Matlock Bath. Lovingly restored to its former Gentleman's residence grandeur and purposely renovated to be as energy efficient as possible without compromising on quality 

North Lees Farm
Name: Diane Atkinson
Address: North Lees Farm, Birley Lane, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Postcode: S321BR
Landline:
Mobile: 07904678100
Fax:
Email: diatkinson35@gmail.com
Website: www.northlees.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Diane Atkinson and Michael Longworth have recently taken on the tenancy of high profile Peak District National Park Authority owned North Lees Farm. This is the first farm they have managed and as new entrants to farming they have had to set themselves up from scratch. They manage the farm within a Higher Level Environmental Stewardship, which includes looking after nationally important blanket bog, protection and improvement of habitats suitable for wading birds, keeping native breed cattle, maintaining traditional dry stone wall boundaries and managing grazing to allow species such as wild orchids to grow and seed. Diane also offers homemade and fair trade refreshments to walkers and is looking to offer meat boxes for sale. All the pieces are in place for a sensitively managed, diversified farm in this iconic Peak District location.  

Old Post Office Barn self catering holiday let
Name: Sheila McHale
Address: Old Post Office, Upper Hulme, Staffs.
Postcode: ST13 8TY
Landline: 01538 300403
Mobile: 0788 782 4085
Fax:
Email: sheila_hencloud@btinternet.com
Website: www.post-office-barn.co.uk
EQM Citation:
A restored Roaches red gritstone barn offers self catering accommodation for two people and a dog. A place for relaxing, unwinding and spending quiet time. A simple but cosy base for walkers, climbers, bird watchers, photographers, artists, and environmentalists with easy access to The Roaches, the western gritstone moorland area of the Peak District National Park.  

Onecote Grange (CJC & JP Stone)
Name: John & Janet Stone
Address: Onecote, Nr Leek, Staffordshire
Postcode: ST13 7RU
Landline: 01538 304218
Mobile:
Fax: 01538 304218
Email: onecotegrange@googlemail.com
Website:
EQM Citation:
Family-run dairy and beef farm managed with no artificial fertilisers, and with wildlife conservation as a top priority. Onecote Grange has upland haymeadows, hedgerows, woodland and breeding lapwing, curlew, skylark and barn owl. The family have identified 90 different birds and 160 flower species on the holding. 

Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre
Name: Debbie Bell
Address: Parson House OPC, Houndkirk Road, Sheffield
Postcode: S11 7TW
Landline: 01433631017
Mobile: 07980546047
Fax:
Email: parsonhouse@outlook.com
Website: www.parsonhouse.com
EQM Citation:
Debbie and Gareth are passionate about offering a real outdoor Peak District experience to everyone: being open to all. Friendly, personal service is also really important to them, because Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre is their home and they are inviting guests to share it with them. They clearly take great pride in 'doing things really well' and ensuring everyone who stays with them has a fun, meaningful and memorable experience of the outdoors and the National Park environment.  

Peak District Creations
Name: Mathew Look
Address: Milton House, Tunstead Milton, Whaley Bridge, High Peak
Postcode: Sk237ER
Landline: 01663734152
Mobile: 07983950948
Fax:
Email: look.creations@live.co.uk
Website: www.peakdistrictcreations.co.uk
EQM Citation:
The Peak District Creations website, which showcases a wide variety of artisan products made in and around the Peak District, offers a modem and innovative way of promoting the National Park. Using striking images, engaging editorial and social media, the website creator highlights items from turned wood bowls to occasion cakes; from ceramic sculpture to award winning felted accessories made from local wool.  

Peak ORGANICS
Name: Jennifer Joy-Matthews
Address: 3 Unity Villas, Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Derbyshire
Postcode: DE4 2HX
Landline: 01629 732445
Mobile: 07780872118
Fax:
Email: info@peakorganics.org.uk
Website: www.peakorganics.org.uk
EQM Citation:
Peak Organics offer their enthusiasm and practical experience to inspire to course participants and locals alike to to grow and eat seasonal food . They are excellent model of how to use gardens, allotments and land in an environmentally sensitive way.  

Peak Walking Adventures
Name: Cath Lee
Address: 64 Cherry Tree Ave, Belper, Derbyshire.
Postcode: DE56 1FR
Landline:
Mobile: 07870 778585
Fax:
Email: cath.lee@peakwalking.com
Website: https://www.peakwalking.com/
EQM Citation:
Peak Walking Adventures is a wonderful example of how a tourism busienss can offer really high quality interpretation of the special Peak District environment at the same time as having a minimal environmental impact. Wildness and remoteness are valued characteristics of the Peak District National Park and Cath's services offer people the oppourtunity to experience these who might not have the confidence to seek this out by themselves.  

Peat Pits Farm Cottages
Name: Sara Robinson
Address: Peat Pits Farm Peat Pits Lane High Bradfield Sheffield
Postcode: S6 6LJ
Landline: SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Mobile: 07771870493
Fax:
Email: peatpitsfarm@btinternet.com
Website: www.peatpitsfarm.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Self catering cottages located near the village of Bradfield in a beautiful, tranquil area on the northeastern fringes of the Peak District National Park. Guests are offered a complimentary welcome tray of local produce, including home made bread and eggs from Sara’s own free range hens. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the peace and tranquility of an unspoilt landscape, straight from the door, but the vibrant city of Sheffield is also within easy striking distance. Peat Pits Farm Holiday Cottages is an ideal choice for a car-free break, as Sara is happy to collect guests free of charge from the local bus stop if you chose to leave the car at home and arrive by public transport.  

Red Lion Inn
Name: Matteo
Address: Main Street, Birchover Matlock
Postcode: DE4 2BN
Landline: 01629 650363
Mobile: 07790836169
Fax:
Email: red.lion@live.co.uk
Website: www.red-lion-birchover.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Matteo and Alyson Frau are champions of local food, serving their own homemade produce at their historic pub in Birchover, as well as making and selling blue cheese, following the Peak District tradition, and reinstating the tradition of brewing beer at the Red Lion Inn again.  

Sally Mosley Guided Walks
Name: Sally Mosley
Address: 1 Old Orchard, Over Haddon, Near Bakewell
Postcode: DE45 1JE
Landline: 01629 814108
Mobile: 07989 622692
Fax:
Email: mail@sallymosley.co.uk
Website: www.sallymosley.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Sally's excellent knowledge of the Peak District, enthusiastically shared with her customers is a magnificent asset to her business. Her passion for the National Park is expressed at every point along her customer's experience - from her marketing, to the booking experience, to their green travel options and of course the unique Peak District walk, talk or picnic. Sally is an excellent ambassador for the Peak District.  

Secret Cloud House Holidays
Name: Miss Catherine Webster
Address: Limestone View Farm, Stoney Lane, Cauldon, Staffordshire Moorlands
Postcode: ST10 3EP
Landline: N/A
Mobile: 07845 939603
Fax: N/A
Email: hello@secretcloudhouseholidays.co.uk
Website: www.secretcloudhouseholidays.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Secret Cloud House Holidays is a new and very innovative business offering accommodation in three yurts on a smallholding. It is on the next level of green accommodation, with composting toilets, solar heated showers, no mains electricity, no telephone landline and borehole water. The isolation of the business gives guests a real sense of being in a protected landscape. Locally-made toiletries and a produce map showing the provenance of items used in the business adds to the experience. And the current and projected carbon footprint are impressive. All in all, a worthy award winner. 

Sladen Lodge
Name: Julie Colley
Address: Castleton Road, Hathersage
Postcode: S32 1EH
Landline: 01433 650104
Mobile: 07796 888285
Fax:
Email: julie@sladenlodge.co.uk
Website: www.sladenlodge.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Contemporary Lodge for up to 16 guests, ideal either as well appointed holiday accommodation or a unique corporate retreat. Situated at the edge of the village of Hathersage it is easily accessible by public transport (train or bus) with shops, pubs and restaurants just a short walk away. Homemade locally sourced catering available for corporate guests on request. With both a large sunny south-facing patio commanding panoramic views of the Hope Valley and a range of great walks straight from the door, it is an ideal place to either sit and enjoy, or get out and explore the Peak District! 

Squeak Gift and Party
Name: Lyn Abraham
Address: Club Farm, Back Lane, Calton, Staffordshire.
Postcode: ST10 3JX
Landline: 01538308904
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: hello@squeakgiftandparty.co.uk
Website: www.squeakgiftandparty.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Squeak Gift and Party produces a simple, beautiful range of porcelain gifts and wedding favours. Lyn Abraham makes her porcelain by hand and these are complemented by other decorative materials such as locally produced ribbons. She likes to make sure that her customers know her materials are natural and responsibly sourced.  

Strand Fine Catering
Name: Judith Mason
Address: Marygrove, Eversleigh Rise, Darley Bridge, Matlock
Postcode: DE4 2JW
Landline: 01629 734572
Mobile: 07855 320484
Fax:
Email: judith.mason@strandcatering.co.uk
Website: www.strandcatering.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Strand Fine Catering is a small company committed to providing “fabulous and inspiring food sourced from the best of the Peak District”. By working closely with high quality holiday accommodation, Judith provides an excellent service to welcome visitors to the Peak District with local foods. She also caters for corporate events and family gatherings, and always strives to make her service memorable and special for her clients. This award is given in recognition of the work Judith already does to source her produce in a local and sustainable way and minimise her company’s environmental impact.  

Sue Prince Artist
Name: Sue Prince
Address: Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Postcode: DE6 2BD
Landline: +44 (0)1335 310467
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: sue@beechenhill.co.uk
Website: www.sueprinceartist.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Sue Prince Artist uses natural materials to paint Peak District stories using a traditional Swedish Folk Art style. Her work features village and farming life, well dressings, festivals, dark starry skies, flora and fauna as well as documenting key moments of our time such as the Jubilee and the recent flood events. She explores environmental and social issues such as climate change and the commodification of the food chain. She is passionate about reviving and celebrating the folk art tradition - locally in her village of Ilam through community projects and also nationally and internationally.  

The Anglers Rest
Name: Sally Soady
Address: Main Road, Bamford
Postcode: S33 0DY
Landline: 01433 659317
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: bcscompsec@gmail.com
Website: http://anglers.rest/
EQM Citation:
The Anglers Rest in Bamford is a community hub, including a traditional Peak District pub with local real ale, a Café offering a range of local food and the village Post Office. Owned by Bamford Community Society (BCS)and run by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers, their enthusiasm knows no bounds and extra curricular activities include art exhibitions, history projects, and fundraising for their latest environmental projects (such as the recent solar panels). 

The Bower Wirks
Name: Nicky Ward
Address: 15 West End, Wirksworth
Postcode: DE4 4EG
Landline:
Mobile: 07775876899
Fax:
Email: nicky@thebowerwirks.co.uk
Website: www.thebowerwirks.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Nicky is a remarkable artist. She creates vibrant, lifelike images from small items that other people discard, from bottle tops, beads and newspaper to bicycle chains and broken CDs. She also delivers thought provoking, creative workshops, where people can transform litter they have collected into community art. She avoids the damaging impact of consumerism as none of her materials are purchased new. She raises awareness about waste and our need to protect the environment. But her work also helps people connect with their local natural and built heritage, through the creation of unique images of the Peak District and its Market Towns, made from items that could despoil that particular environment.  

The Nightingale Centre
Name: Stella Burney
Address: Great Hucklow, Buxton, Derbyshire
Postcode: SK17 8RH
Landline: 01298 871218
Mobile: 07711 402384
Fax:
Email: info@thenightingalecentre.org.uk
Website: www.thenightingalecentre.org.uk
EQM Citation:
The Nightingale Centre is a holiday & conference centre in the heart of the Peak District, sleeping up to 67 and able to accommodate individuals and groups. They are passionate about offering home cooked food, with locally source ingredients including produce from their own vegetable patch. Facilities include spacious gardens, children's play area, a sports field and table tennis. Its central location on the boundary of the Dark and White Peak means it’s a great base for walkers to explore the beautiful and varied Peak District landscape, as well as being close to many attractions.  

The Servants Quarters, Buxton
Name: Pete Spriggs
Address: c/o 4 Kinnaird Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire,
Postcode: SK17 9BF
Landline: 01298 73378
Mobile: 07749 821 438
Fax:
Email: stay@theservantsquarters.co.uk
Website: www.theservantsquarters.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Pete and Cath Spriggs have sensitively restored a Buxton town house, considering the environment and supporting local businesses at every step of the way. They have created a charming, welcoming guest environment and pride themselves on excellent customer service. There is a wealth of cultural and historic information provided for the guest as well as maps and walks from the door.  

Thorpe Farm
Name: Jane Marsden
Address: Thorpe Farm, Hathersage, Hope Valley
Postcode: S32 1BQ
Landline: 01433 650659
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: jane@hope-valley.co.uk
Website: hope-valley.co.uk
EQM Citation:
An old established family-run dairy farm, producing home-made ice cream. Stroll on thier footpaths while enjoying ice cream from the cows you can see in the wonderful views of the Hope Valley.  

Tom's and Douglas's Barns
Name: Angela Dunlop
Address: Orchard Farm, Parwich, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Postcode: DE6 1QB
Landline: 01335 390 519
Mobile: 07905257650
Fax:
Email: angela@tomsbarn.co.uk
Website: www.tomsbarn.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Angela took over the running of Tom's Barn & Douglas's Barn in early 2015 and hit the ground running. She has adopted and embraced the green practices established by the previous owners and set off a number of new initiatives herself, including restoration of the wildlife pond and growing local produce to share with guests. She continues to strongly support local businesses, offering guests a wide variety of local products and services, using local tradespeople, cleaners and gardeners. As Chair of the local ramblers association, Angela encourages guests to enjoy all the the Peak District offers for walkers and guests are encouraged to cycle by the provision of bicycles. The high quality five star experience offered is only enhanced by Angela's care and consideration of the environment.  

Underleigh House
Name: Vivienne Taylor
Address: Lose Hill Lane, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Postcode: S33 6AF
Landline: 01433 621372
Mobile:
Fax:
Email: underleigh.house@btconnect.com
Website: www.underleighhouse.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Prestigious B&B in stunning location. Reduce your carbon footprint with great walks from our door. Breakfasts feature local and home-made specialities and we hold AA and Visit England Breakfast Awards. Regional winner of Best B&B (East Midlands Enjoy Excellence Awards, 2006 and 2009) and Silver winner in 2010 National finals. 

Upper Hurst Farm
Name: Susan Green
Address: Upper Hurst Farm Hulme End Buxton
Postcode: SK17 0HH
Landline: 01298 687273
Mobile: 07871 403415
Fax:
Email: sue@upperhurstfarm.com
Website: upperhurstfarm.com
EQM Citation:
Upper Hurst Farm is a caravan and camping site situated near Hartington that offers super-pitches for caravans and motorhomes, an underfloor-heated toilet and shower block, and accessible facilities. Susan has demonstrated her commitment to the environment with the installation of a biomass boiler for heating and hot water, 100 ground mounted solar panels providing around half of their electricity requirements, a recycling compound, and the introduction of eco cleaning products. She has sought the advice of the National Park Authority for hedgerow management and has screened the campsite and landscape with native hedgerow species. 

Village Aid
Name: Poppy Gilbert
Address: Village Aid, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell
Postcode: DE45 1AE
Landline: 01629 814434
Mobile: N/A
Fax: N/A
Email: info@villageaid.org
Website: www.villageaid.org
EQM Citation:
Bakewell-based international development charity Village Aid work to help people in rural West Africa develop long-lasting solutions to poverty. They were founded by a local Lady Manners school boy and have a strong rooting in the local Peak District community. They are increasingly starting to use some of the special and unique aspects of the Peak District to tell a parallel African story. For example they were involved with a well dressing this year, and also worked with The Bakewell Soap Company to collect water from St Anne’s Well in Buxton, both projects raising awareness about clean water projects in Africa. A number of EQM award holders support their work as part of the 'Global Communities' element of the EQM criteria and in turn Village Aid promote their businesses through sharing their good work. Village Aid has also kindly promoted the EQM scheme through their Annual Report, taking EQM literature to Bakewell Show and also through recent Press Releases. 

Village Green
Name: Sara Price
Address: The Square, Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Postcode: S32 5RB
Landline: 01433 631293
Mobile: 07969743455
Fax:
Email: sara@cafevillagegreen.com
Website: cafevillagegreen.com
EQM Citation:
This welcoming cafe in the heart of the historic village of Eyam is proud to offer fair-trade coffee, homemade cakes, as well as home-cooked breakfasts and light lunches. They are passionate about using ingredients from local producers. Community is at the heart of what they do, and they offer a warm welcome to cyclists, walkers and climbers who include Eyam on their route, (as well as their four-legged friends). 

Walls for the Future Ltd
Name: Sally Hodgson
Address: Higher Plainsteads Farm
Postcode: SK13 6JZ
Landline: Derbyshire
Mobile: 07989242619
Fax:
Email: san.highplain@tiscali.co.uk
Website: Wallsforthefuture.co.uk
EQM Citation:
An accredited (DSWA/LANTRA) training provider to teach dry stone walling. The four tutors are all wallers in their own right, and are passionate about their craft and how it enhances the Peak District. Training is to a high level, and aimed at beginners, schools, corporate training, and working wallers. 

Weathericks and Bradstone
Name: Jean Hurdle
Address: Windmill Farm, Hopton Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Postcode: DE4 4DF
Landline: 01629 822616
Mobile: 07801 970689
Fax:
Email: info@weathericks.co.uk
Website: www.weathericks.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Jean Hurdle has beautifully restored her traditional stone barns at Windmill Farm in Wirksworth to create two five-star gold cottages. Architectural features of the old barn have been left in place and add fantastic character, along with antique furnishings, charming farming memorabilia, local art and lovely china from the Staffordshire potteries. The gardens and farmland around the cottages are teaming with birds and wildlife and Jean clearly has a deep knowledge and passion in this area. She works closely with Chris Johnstone of Peak Nature, who has established two wildlife photography hides on the farm. She is also working with Joanna Faulkner, friend and local tourism consultant, to further develop her website and her eco-tourism offer, incorporating wildlife experiences for guests.  

Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages
Name: Martin Hofman
Address: Wheeldon Trees Farm, Earl Sterndale, Buxton
Postcode: SK17 0AA
Landline: 01298 83219
Mobile: 07785 547819
Fax:
Email: stay@wheeldontreesfarm.co.uk
Website: www.wheeldontreesfarm.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Nine award-winning self-catering cottages in a stunning traditional stone barn conversion, restored and run with the environment in mind. Sleeps 30 in total with communal games and dining room. Walks from the door, cycles for hire, locally sourced breakfast baskets, home-made meals available; fresh eggs from organically fed hens; children and pets welcome. 

Whitehouse Barn Holiday Cottages & Simply Walk
Name: Elen Rees
Address: Whitehouse Farm, Thorncliffe, Leek
Postcode: ST13 8UW
Landline: 01538 300028
Mobile: 07411 282370
Fax:
Email: henloft@icloud.com
Website: www.whitehousebarncottages.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Whitehouse Barn Holiday Cottages offers guests the essence of quaint eco-chic. Charmingly decorated with vintage and reclaimed furnishings and beautiful local or handmade pottery, these cosy cottages for two are heated with a biomass boiler. The ideal hide-away to experience what's special about the Peak District. Now also available: Simply Walk offers self guided Peak District walks, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape and discover fascinating facts about the wildlife and heritage of the area. No need to worry about booking accommodation, where to eat or even your luggage! Elen will take care of it all and even provide you with a locally made snack for a special moment on your walk. 

Woodturning at Christmas Cottage
Name: Matthew Lovell
Address: Christmas Cottage, Church Street, Youlgrave
Postcode: DE45 1WL
Landline: 01629636151
Mobile: 07742444900
Fax:
Email: matthew@woodturningatchristmascottage.co.uk
Website: www.woodturningatchristmascottage.co.uk
EQM Citation:
Woodturning at Christmas Cottage is the ideal place to get gifts and souvenirs with the environment in mind. Matthew uses mainly local woods from sustainable Peak District sources to make bowls, plates, objects d'art, plus other useful smaller items. Commissions undertaken.