The Highland Games are Coming to The Peak District!

The Highland Games are Coming to The Peak District!

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It’s the third year of The Peak District Highland Games and you’re invited!

The official Peak District Highland Games are taking place very soon, held at the magnificent Matlock Farm Park on Sunday 25th August, from 10.00am-5.30pm.

This fantastic full day event is backed by the official tourist board, Visit Peak District and Derbyshire who, along with five other Peak District organisations, are official partners for the Games, sponsoring individual strong man challenges and providing super prizes on Matlock Farm Park’s facebook page in the build up to the event.

The day features around 12 of the country’s leading strong men, who regularly compete at international level and hold regional and national titles in the UK. These Goliaths will compete against each other in a schedule of events throughout the day – a seismic spectacle for all!

Would you fancy taking on this guy?

A professional MC will be on-site all day to commentate on events for the duration of the Highland Games.  Based in the lawned arena, the crowd can cheer on the contenders in the following competitions: 

  • Tossing of the Caber
  • 6 Tonne Tractor Pull
  • Matlock Medley (Stone Throw, Duck Walk and Yoke)
  • Carrying of the Stone of Destiny
  • Log Press
  • The Peak District Dinnie Stone Challenge (Legendary, historical Dinnie stones originated in Scotland and now the Peak District has their own, based at Matlock farm Park!)
  • Spectator Tug of War (Public vs Strong Men!)
The incredibly talented Manchester Phoenix Scottish Piper Band in full flow!

The fun doesn’t stop there though, as there is a whole array of other exciting activities taking place on the day.

A Scottish Piper Band will be opening and closing the ceremony. There will be a mini market of craft and food stalls and a Peak Ales Beer & Gin Garden to sit and relax in.

The fun continues for all the family, as there will also be a children’s assault course, children’s entertainer (The Great Lorenzo), Bucking Bronco for the adults & a Gladiator Duel for children!

Finally, on top of all this amazing fun, the usual delights of Matlock Farm Park, such as Sheep racing, Wallaby encounters, Ferret racing, Meerkat talks, Pony rides, indoor and outdoor play and more will of course be available for all to enjoy. Click HERE to buy your early bird tickets to the Peak District Highland Games!

The Peak District Highland games are officially sponsored by Visit Peak District and Derbyshire in association with Bakewell Bakery; Peak Ales; The Heights of Abraham; Coghlans Cookery School; Peak Edge Hotel; The Royal Oak at Hurdlow and Camping and Caravanning Club. For more amazing photos, click HERE to view Matlock Farm Park’s Facebook Page.

We Are Derbyshire is a small and growing organisation that aims to become the hub for all Derbyshire goings on, we would love it if you visited our Homepage, which you can do by clicking HERE.

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