May 23rd the Speaker will have an interesting talk about tractors- he is well known in the area and highly recommended by Rachel

After the 2nd Cuppa- we will be sharing with you option for a visit on August 22nd which will replace the Barn Owl talk

Opportunity to ask questions and then use a voting slip to ID the first choice

Let Liz know if you can’t attend so I can share the options with you


Suggested destinations for Rural Social Group trip on Tuesday August 22nd 2023 via coach. Some contribution towards cost may be required dependant on admission charge etc. suggested timings: 11am (leave Hartington) – 4pm (return)


  • Denby Pottery Village – Denby factory shop & Cookshop, garden shop, gift shop, farm shop/ deli & café. 23 miles from Hartington
  • De Bradelei Mill Belper – variety of shops over several floors including antiques, clothes, shoes, bags, bed linen & café on ground floor. Easy walk to both Belper High Street & B & M Bargains! 19 miles from Hartington
  • Cromford Mills/ Cromford canal – various shops, café & lots of history! Walk along canal optional 13 miles from Hartington
  • Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale – large areas laid out to lawn( with footpaths) plus ornamental ponds. Café & large terrace overlooking lawns. ( Whitworth Institute is grade II listed building completed in 1890 & gifted to people of Darley Dale in 2009/10. 11 miles from Hartington
  • Ride on Churnet Valley heritage railway ( fare applies) with visit to Hetty’s tea rooms, Froghall. 12 miles from Hartington
  • Dorothy Clive Gardens – a charitable garden trust set up as a place of rest & continued horticultural education for the general public. Both informal & formal with a network of paths. Has tea room. Admission £11. 31 miles from Hartington
  • Trentham Gardens – 725 acres of spectacular natural beauty & home to award winning gardens. Has shopping village including cafés. Admission charge £13 adult, £11.50 seniors(60+), disabled adult & companion £11.50. 27 miles from Hartington
  • Emma Bridgwater Pottery – sits alongside Caldon canal. Café available. Don’t think there’s an admission charge 21 miles from Hartington
  • Middleport Pottery visitor centre – situated on Trent & Mersey canal. Home to ‘Burleigh’ pottery. Factory shop & café. Tours £11/10. 21 miles from Hartington
  • Wedgewood Pottery/ World of Wedgewood – heritage showcase/ museum for Wedgewood plus shopping & tea room. Museum free entry. Factory tour £10/8. 26 miles from Hartington


         Hartington Rural Social Group Programme January 2023 – November 2023



The Group meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall – Hyde Lane, Hartington, Derbyshire, SK17 0AW

Date Session Time
24th January The work of the Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy 2-4pm
28th February Lorna the Peak District Vet 2-4pm
28th March Hartington Folk Club 2-4pm
25th April PCSO Ben Morris 2-4pm
23rd May Ford Tractors around Europe 2-4pm
27th June Rachel at the Coronation   2-4pm
25th July Graham Smith – Bee keeping 2-4pm
 22nd August Pilsbury Walks/ History – Leon Goodwin TBC 2-4pm
26th September Farming in Rwanda- George Case 2-4pm
24th October Alice in America- Alice Morley 2-4pm
28th November Hartington Folk Club 2-4pm
12th December Christmas lunch