The largest town in the Peak District after Buxton, Bakewell is a popular base for cyclists and walkers. The town’s weekly market is on Mondays, when the square behind the tourist office is very lively. Up on the hill above Rutland Square, All Saints Church has some ancient Norman features, and even older Saxon stonework remains including a tall cross in the churchyard, which has suffered over time. Near the church is the Old House Museum which displays how early Peakland houses used to be made with materials including cow dung. A stroll from Rutland Square down Bridge Street brings you to the pretty medieval bridge over the River Wye, from where riverside walks lead in both directions. On the northern edge of Bakewell, a former railway line has been converted to a walking and cycling track called the Monsal Trail. From Bakewell you can cycle about 3 miles north and 1 mile south on the old railway itself, and there are numerous other tracks and country lanes nearby.