Made in Derbyshire: local arts and crafts

Why not treat yourself to gifts or furniture crafted from proven sustainable sourced Peak District timber or wool from sheep that graze on land managed for nature conservation?

Here at Wheeldon Trees Farm, we are proud to introduce you to these businesses that have all achieved the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark for their demonstrated commitment to conserving the Peak District environment.

Please visit them during your stay with us and find out what makes their products so special to the Peak District – they’ll be more than happy to tell you!

Peak Yarns and Fibres

Brough Lea Farm, Brough, Hope Valley S33 9HG

Tel: 01433 623646
Mobile: 07947 645331
Contact: Margie Stuckey

Products range from raw fleece to handwoven textiles using mainly the farm’s own wool.

Coconut Blush

59 Manchester Road, Buxton SK17 6SR
Tel: 01298 214478
Mobile: 07818 021 789

Contact: Jane Malcolm

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 rain forest. 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.

Dewsnaps Farm

Dewsnaps Farm, SK23 6AW

Landline: 01663 751175
Mobile: 07952 741 640

Contact: Sally Williams

Sally Williams 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 – many of which are grown at Dewsnaps in the Dye Garden. 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.

Green Farm Plants & Herbs

Green Farm, Birchover, Matlock, DE4 2BN

Tel: 01332554033
Mobile: 07794703098

Contact: Catherine Payne

Catherine has an enormous passion for what she does – growing herbs and plants that for sale at local markets that attract wildlife to people’s gardens. She does not use any chemical fertilisers or pesticides and rainwater is harvested to water plants. They have recently been awarded an Sustainable Development grant for a sustainable building to expand their growing business. Until Catherine embarked on the EQM application process, she used peat-based compost. Now, as a commitment to environmental improvement, she has switched to an award-winning local product recycled from household greenwaste collections. This will reduce Green Farms carbon footprint substantially and also help protect precious wetland habitats from which peat is extracted.

Hector & Cedric Ltd

Ecclesall Wood Sawmill, Abbey Lane, Sheffield S7 2QZ

Tel: 0114 2356436
Mobile: 07854492530

Contact: Jack Frisby

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.


Club Farm, Back Lane, Calton,Nr Waterhouses, ST10 3JX

Tel: 01538 308555
Mob: 07989 185462
Contact: Lyn Abraham

Simple, beautiful ideas to help you celebrate the little things in life – as well as mark the milestone. A range of hand made porcelain, gifts and personalised wedding favours are produced in a village studio, coordinated with locally produced ribbons and cords made from locally sourced organic wool.

Woodturning at Christmas Cottage

Christmas Cottage, Church Street, Youlgrave DE45 1WL

Tel: 01629 636151
Mob: 07742 444900
Contact: Matthew Lovell

Woodturner using mainly local woods from sustainable Peak District sources to make bowls, plates

Looking for something to do or somewhere to eat in Derbyshire?

Here are some popular days out, visitor attractions and places to eat:


Tindall’s of Tideswell

Named after its founders, Jack and Ernest Tindall, Tindalls of Tidewsell, is now run by three generations of the Cox family. This traditional bakery is famous for its handmade pork pies, fresh bread, Tidza Puds (their own varient on the Bakewell Pudding), Wakes Cakes, Fidgety Pasties and Thar Cakes, using traditional recipes that are hundreds of years old.  


The Pudding Shop, Bakewell

Visit The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. Besides being the home of the Bakewell pudding and baking fresh bread and cakes daily, they also stock a large selection of local cheeses, chutneys, jams and ales. Why not take home one of their hampers. Yum!!