Is Bakewell a national treasure?


Godfrey Holmes – participant observer – spends a full day in the
Peak Park’s only town, trying to work out what contributes to its prosperity.

BAKEWELL: the only town in a Peak National Park that – astonishingly – excludes beautiful Matlock Bath, Buxton, Ashbourne and Wirksworth. Bakewell: night-time population 3,979; daytime population more than double that. Bakewell: home, of course, of the renowned Bakewell Pudding. I need to find what, exactly, makes this destination such a honey-pot…