Lots to do and lots to experience in the beautiful outdoors of the Derbyshire Dales & the Peak District!
Cycling & Walking Holidays
If you prefer the open countryside and are craving some fresh air, experience the exhilarating climbs, trails and rambles around the Derbyshire Dales. Take the family to the Stepping Stones at Dovedale, near Ashbourne, or follow the Tissington Trail walking and cycling route. The trail starts nearby our holiday cottages, and offers breathtaking scenery, leading you along rivers and hills. En-route you'll find a tea room or ice cream parlour to make the day even more enjoyable! Local reclaimed rail tracks provide cycle trails for the energetic, coupled with walking routes through the spectacular scenery along the Dove and the Manifold valleys.
There is a huge variety of climbing in Derbyshire, from bolted sports routes to some of the hardest traditional routes. Probably the best known crag in the Peak District is Stanage Edge (gritstone), which can absorb hundreds of climbers at weekends. If you prefer a quieter climbing venue, there are always some more out of the way limestone crags to be found. Some of the other gritstone edges, such as Froggatt and the Burbage valley, can be quiet on weekdays but are busy at weekends. There are a number of novice and beginner crags, for example Burbage North and Birchen Edge. Froggatt has a wide range of grades to suit all abilities. If you prefer to boulder, there is plenty available. Some of the better and consequently more popular places are the Burbage Valley, Higgar Tor, Cratcliffe and Stanage.