Leaving the Festival on Saturday morning is our road run around the finest roads the Peak District and rural Derbyshire have to offer. Organised again by the MG Car Club’s Shaun Nelson, the 2020 TYRE Tour takes in Bakewell, Buxton, Calver, Castleton and Carsington Water – and the popular Tissington Ford. Here’s a sneak preview of the route…

TYRE Tour 2020 begins with a journey north, passing Carsington Water before breaking through into the Peak District National Park. The route takes us through the famous market town of Bakewell – home of the Bakewell pudding and tart.

We continue to climb north before meeting the river Derwent at the small mill village of Calver. Following the Derwent, we reach Hathersage, before heading west into Hope Valley and the High Peak district.

High Peak, a favourite hunting  retreat of King William I, stands at 2087ft (636m) above sea level at its highest point.
Also known as Dark Peak, its remote and desolate moorlands are infamous for their numerous air crash sites, with much of the wreckage they hold remaining unrecovered.
Travelling west along Hope Valley, our route takes us towards Castleton, an area famous for its vast network of caves with some notable examples being; Devil’s Arse, Speedwell Cavern, and Titan – the deepest shaft in Britain at 464ft (141m).
From atop High Peak the pace quickens as we head south, descending towards the highest market town in England, Buxton. Best known for its natural springs, do feel free to stop and help yourself to as much free Buxton mineral water as you can carry from St Ann’s Well!
From Buxton we head further south, taking the long stretches of sweeping country road over the Staffordshire Moorlands before diving for a quick splash through Tissington Ford before returning to the Festival site for an evening of live music and merriment.