Scenic winter walks in the Peak District

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Scenic winter walks in the Peak District

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, blow away those cobwebs and come and explore some of the beautiful places the Peak District has to offer. There’s nothing better than seeing the best of nature against a frosty background or with a sprinkling of snow adding that touch of magic. Here are some of our top picks for the most scenic winter walks to take in the Peak District. Enjoy!

Bamford Edge

The walk up to Bamford Edge is one that comes with rewarding views the whole way up. You can enjoy the moorland heather and rugged paths as you ascend to the hill’s peak, and once you reach the summit that is humorously named ‘Smoked Salmon, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Hope Valley. Whatever season you choose to take this walk in, we can assure you it will be worth your while. Hope Valley from Bamford Edge - Scenic winter peak district walks

Hardwick Estate

The grounds of Hardwick Hall’s wider estate are a treat to walk through during winter. The usually green pathways begin to pale, the trees are mostly stripped of their leaves, and the pond areas develop a beautiful icy covering. Winter suits the Elizabethan country house quite well, in our opinion – but don’t just take our word for it! Pop down for a visit whilst you’re in the Peak District. The gardens are open from 10am to 5pm every day and they make for a lovely day out with the kids.


Enjoy a leisurely walk round the beautiful historic village of Eyam, step back in time and immerse yourself in Eyam’s fascinating history going back to 1665 when the bubonic plague struck, by visiting the museum. The history can also be seen throughout the village with plaques fastened to most buildings along with information panels which can be found opposite the hall.

Hope Valley

During winter, Hope Valley simply transforms; green fades to brown, water turns to ice, and skies turn a pale blue/grey. If you’re lucky enough to visit during snowfall, then you will be treated to a winter wonderland. To make the most of this stunning area, start at Heathersage, travel over the railway tracks and head to Losehill Hall. From there, walk south to Castleton before heading back to the starting point once again. This walk takes you up through the hills and across the reservoir, so we recommend you come prepared. Winter walks in the Peak District

Mam Tor

Mam Tor, or ‘the shivering mountain” as it is also called, is one of the most popular walking spots in all the Peak District. It has gorgeous views all around and provides you with a plethora of routes to take. These range from easy to difficult and dogs are more than welcome. Winter Peak District Walks

Tittesworth Water

Tittesworth Water is a beautiful open space surrounded by nature. With a choice of two trails, it is also the perfect walking spot for all ages and abilities. The first walk is just 1.5 miles long and suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users. At 4.5 miles long, the second trail is great for those who want to enjoy the pretty winter scenery for a little longer.

Carsington Water

For nature lovers, the Carsington Water walking route is simply ideal. The area is well-known for its wildlife and it even has a Wildlife Centre with many bird hides to be found. Starting and ending at the Visitor Centre, the walk itself is 8.5 miles in length, and the terrain is fairly easy to walk.

Errwood Reservoir

Utterly picturesque even without the summer flower beds, Errwood Reservoir is certainly a walking route that you’ll want to revisit time and time again. The route is 5 miles long and lets you explore the stunning woodland of Goyt Valley – great for dogs, too! Dixy at Errwood Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir is highly accessible and offers stunning views of Hope Valley. The walk also takes you past Derwent Dam, so you’ll get to enjoy this famous historical landmark during your stroll, too. At just over 5 miles with gentle pathways, this winter walk is ideal for the whole family.

Will you take one of these scenic winter walks?

Our luxury cottages are ideally situated in the heart of the Peak District making it the perfect base to explore and enjoy the great outdoors! Take advantage of the crisp, icy backdrop of the Peak District. There’s nothing quite like a hike around the Peaks when the weather is cold, and Spring will soon be here. Call us on 01629 815 683 or 07943 665428 to book.
Scenic winter walks in the Peak District

10 Reasons to Visit the Peak District

The Peak District is known for its fantastic National Park, stunning scenery, and old-town feel, to name but a few things… But that’s not all the area has to offer! Here are our top 10 reasons to visit the Peak District. (more…)
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Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d give you a couple of ideas on places to treat your dad. And since every dad is unique, our recommendations cover almost every interest you could think of within easy reach of our luxury holiday cottages in the Peak District.

The local brewery

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, the local brewery Does your dad have a special place in his heart for craft beers or ales? Take him on a brewery tour! The Peak District is lucky to have quite a few amazing breweries dotted around, and some even let you have a go for yourself. Some fabulous ones are Wincle Brewery, Peak Ales Visitors Centre, and Thornbridge Brewery. At Wincle Brewery, you can expect a fully guided tour of their award-winning brewery, followed by a tasting session. Tours are held every Saturday at 2pm and cost just £10 per person. There are also some lovely walks in the area so you can enjoy a lovely stroll after the tour. Peak Ales Brewery offers you the chance to learn all about the brewing process. You’ll learn which raw materials are used and why, and hopefully come away from the experience with a much greater knowledge and appreciation for a good pint. Want a keepsake of your day? The Thornbridge Brewery tour includes the tour, 3 halves of their tasty beers, plus a branded glass to take home with you. Tours cost £10 per head for adults and just £3 for those aged 5-17. Available dates are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 3pm.

The golf course

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, the golf course Treat your dad to a day out on the green at Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton. Visitor prices are very reasonable for the quality of the course and you’ll be able to relish in the stunning countryside views while you play. Just be sure to check the club rules before your visit.

The cycle trails

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, cycle trails One of the greatest selling points of the Peak District is its many varied cycling trails. And if your dad is an avid cyclist, we’re sure he’d love nothing more than to explore the Peak District on two wheels. We recommend Monsal Trail and Tissington Trail if you’re looking for a comfortable ride with stunning views. And if you don’t fancy lugging your bikes around while on a weekend away, there’s always the very useful Parsley Hay cycle hire centre.

Go Ape

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, Go Ape For the active dad, Go Ape is the ideal place to zip, glide and climb around for the day. Feel the adrenaline rush from 1,200ft high and leap from the summit in a death-defying display of courageousness (they also have ‘calmer’ bits for those that just want to test the waters).

Longshaw Estate

For a day out in nature, why not visit Longshaw Estate? You’ll have hours of fun exploring the beautiful grounds and it’s great for little ones. There are 3 circular walks mapped out for you, each with something different to offer, and there’s an on-site café for drinks and nibbles.

Hardwick Hall

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Hardwick Hall this Father’s Day. You could treat dad to a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant, stroll along the woodland of Lady Spencer’s walk, or delve into the furthest reaches of the estate. It’s a fabulous option, whatever the weather.

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, Dovedale Full of gorgeous natural views and walkways, you’d be hard pressed to find a prettier part of the Peak District than this trio of destinations. Ilam Park is set between limestone hills and provides you with unbeatable views of the Peaks. Dovedale, a natural limestone valley, is equally stunning and has an abundance of rare flora and fauna.

Have a wonderful Father’s Day!

To everyone staying at our luxury holiday cottages and caravan site this Father’s Day, we hope this blog has helped you to decide the perfect way to spend the day. Wishing all the dads a very happy Father’s Day!
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Best walks in Peak District

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Lavender growing in the woods at Peak District Holiday Parks

Scenic Winter Walks in the Peak District

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, blow away those cobwebs and come and explore some of the beautiful places the Peak District has to offer. There’s nothing better than seeing the best of nature against a frosty background or with a sprinkling of snow adding that touch of magic. Here are some of our top picks for the most scenic winter walks to take in the Peak District. Enjoy! (more…)
Scenic winter walks to take in the Peak District

The 3 best places to see Snowdrops in Derbyshire

Snowdrops are fascinating little flowers; they are some of the only flowering plants that can grow in the freezing temperatures of January. To many, the little white buds also symbolise the coming of Spring. This makes them somewhat of a tourist attraction. With that in mind, here are 3 of the best places to see snowdrops in Derbyshire. Places to see snowdrops in the Peak District

Hopton Hall, Matlock

From Friday 1st February until Sunday 3rd March, Hopton Hall has a snowdrop walk for you to enjoy. Here, you can explore the 5 acres of woodland and gaze upon the tiny snowdrop flowers that cover the ground. After you're done exploring, they also have a cosy cafe on site where you can have a bite to eat and a nice, warm drink. How perfect does that sound?!  

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Beneath the yew trees of Hardwick Hall's gardens, you can find little clusters of pure white snowdrop flowers. As the Hall's website details, the snowdrops were originally planted in such a way that they spelt out the names of the 6th Duke's nieces, although they have spread out too much now to be legible. Still, the story is quite touching and makes this area extra special.  

Rode Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Rode Hall's snowdrop walk is available to the public from February 2nd until March 3rd. To mark the event, they have prepared a special 'snowdrop menu' of warming soups and hearty bites, so there's an extra something to look forward to during your visit. You can even bring your dog to this walk, so Rover doesn't have to miss out.  

Will you make the trip to see snowdrops this winter?

Although we only have 3 places on our list, there are many other places to see snowdrops in the Peak District if you look around. Why not come and see them for yourself? And whilst you're on the search for the little white flowers, book a stay at one of our luxury holiday cottages. You'll be able to scour the Peak District by day and enjoy luxury cosy, luxury accommodation by night. We also allow pets, so if you have a faithful companion, then they can come along, too! And pets stay free with us.
The 3 best places to see Snowdrops in Derbyshire

5 of the most romantic places in the Peak District

If you and your significant other aren't exactly foodies, that doesn't mean you can't still have a truly romantic evening this Valentine's Day. In fact, all it means is that you have to be a little more creative! To help you plan your day, here are our top picks for the most romantic places in the Peak District.

Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge, romantic places in the Peak District Stanage Edge is a gritstone rock formation that provides a pleasant walk for hikers of all skill levels. The hike to the top is slightly steep, but the walk along the bottom is quite easy and enjoyable. At its summit, however, you can enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the Dark Peak. This is an ideal walk for active couples to go on for Valentine's Day, and a romantic trip at dusk will give you fantastic photo opportunities as the sun sets over Hope Valley.  

Monsal Head

Monsal Head, the most romantic places in the Peak District Monsal Head is easily one of the most popular areas in all of Derbyshire - and for good reason! The views are simply stunning. From here, you can see the entirety of the valley below and the beautiful bridge that runs above the River Wye. Whether the weather is nice or not, this spot still gives you a feeling of awe that just compels you to stop and stare. Plus, the walk up to the Head is quite gentle, so it's a great place to go if you're not up for a hike.  


Dovedale, most romantic places to visit in the Peak District Dovedale Valley is a gorgeously romantic place to visit, with the River Dove running straight through it. Hop across the stepping stones together, enjoy the beautiful views, or go for a calming walk - the choice is yours. Whatever you do, don't forget your camera because this valley is so utterly picturesque that you'll be want to snap away the whole time you're there.  

Chatsworth House

chatsworth House 10 best places to visit in the Peak District Perfect for artsy couples, Chatsworth House is full of classical artwork, sculptures and beautiful architecture. Outside, you can explore the acres of garden and pretty water features. There's plenty to enjoy, and as an extra treat, they are having a Valentine's Day afternoon tea this year. Yum!  

Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale, the most romantic places to visit in the Peak District Lathkill Dale is a relaxing and somewhat magical gorge area, with parts of the River Lathkill running through it. Crystal clear water cascades over the rocks and provides a relaxing ambient noise to enjoy during your walk, and the local flora and fauna add to the ethereal atmosphere. Utterly romantic and captivating.  

Will you visit any of these romantic places this Valentine's?

As you can see, there's plenty more to do in the Peak District than simply going for a romantic meal. Although, you could do that, too. If you fancy visiting one of these romantic places, why not book a stay at one of our luxury holiday cottages? They're simply perfect for a couples' weekend away and we're in an ideal location to explore the local area. We're also dog-friendly, and you can bring your pet along for free!  
5 of the most romantic places in the Peak District

Dog Friendly Days Out in the Peak District

You’ve probably read our blog posts on dog friendly pubs and dog friendly restaurants in the Peak District, but what are you supposed to do once you’re finished eating? Well, we’ll tell you. Here is our guide to dog friendly days out in the Peak District to keep you and Fido entertained all day long.

Take a walk on the mild side

It’s no secret that the Peak District has many fantastic walking routes for you and your furry friend. Some of the best ones for dogs include Mam Tor, Derwent Valley, Chatsworth House gardens, Lathkill Dale and Buxton Country Park. These are great because of the wide, open plains and slight hilly areas. They're nice and safe for your pooch whilst still being scenic places to go for a walk.  

Explore Treak Cliff Cavern

dog friendly days out in the Peak District These caves in Castleton are famous for their large deposits of Blue John stone. In fact, they are one of only 2 caverns in the UK where you can find these purple, semi-precious stones. During the guided tours of the caves and mines, your tour guide will tell you all about the history of the place, and afterwards you can enjoy a light bite in the visitors centre. Tours last for roughly 40 minutes. Dogs are allowed in both the visitors centre and the cavern as long as they are on a lead.  

Settle down with a book

10 Dog Friendly Days Out in the Peak District For a relaxed, cosy day in, stop on by the High Peak bookstore and café in Buxton. Dogs are welcome throughout and it is a lovely place to relax. You can browse the wide collection of books on offer, have a cup of tea or coffee and watch the birds outside as they eat from the birdfeeders. The venue also has free parking, so you won’t have to pay by the hour to enjoy this little gem.  

Pamper your pooch

10 Dog Friendly Days out in the peak district Le Moulin Pooch in Buxton is a doggy boutique and spa. Here, your dog can enjoy a range of treatments. Some of these include teeth cleaning, a facial, hydro bath and blow dry, or even a lovely pawdicure. Whilst they enjoy their treatments, you can either check out the luxury boutique to treat them even further, or you can go have a spa treatment of you own! You’ll both be looking fresh as daisies.  

Be the King of Peveril Castle

10 Dog Friendly Days out in the Peak District Peveril Castle in Castleton is an 11th century building that now lies in ruin. However, it is still open to the public for anyone that fancies a climb to the top. The Norman fortress gives you an amazing view of Hope Valley. On your visit, you will be able to explore its remains before popping into the visitors centre to see a few interactive displays. These are great for kids. Your dog might not care so much about the history aspect of the trip, but they will love the walk around!  

Tram along the way

Tramway Village, dog friendly days out peak district The Tramway Village in Crich, Matlock, is a restored period town that is incredibly dog friendly. You can take your dog into any of the shops (apart from the eateries), on the tram, or in the National Tram Museum. This little pseudo-village is even recommended by Dogs Trust, so it’s well worth a visit. Before you leave, don’t forget to take your pup on a little walk through the Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail. It is full of interesting sculptures that are handmade by the wood’s resident sculptor.  

Get crafty at Caudwell's

10 Dog Friendly Days Out in the peak District Caudwell Crafts and Café in Matlock is a unique experience. Here, you can see master artisans craft beautiful works of glass, metal, wood, upholstery and more. Workshops are scattered all around the area and you can also purchase some of the pieces. If you get a little peckish, there is a stunning café that serves delicious vegetarian and vegan food, plus a great selection of teas and coffee. You can even buy flour that is made on site at the mill. Tours are available of the mill, although not with your dog, unfortunately. This place really is incredible and the views will blow you away.  

Discover Hardwick Old Hall

10 Dog friendly days out in the Peak District This Tudor manor in Chesterfield is a marvel of ahead-of-its-time architecture. The building was inspired by Italian design and its interiors are covered in decorative plaster work. Today, the manor lies in wreck and ruin. However, you can still visit to see the stunning intricacies of this now empty home. Come along to discover the history of this unique building for yourself. Bring along your dog, too, for some furry company.  

Reach new heights

10 Dog friendly days out in the Peak District Take to the skies on the Heights of Abraham cable car. Your pup will have the time of their life, and you’ll both be able to see Matlock from a new, bird’s eye view. After you get off, you and Rover can take a slow stroll around the countryside before having a bite to eat in one of the nearby cafes. As if that wasn’t good enough, there are also complimentary bowls of water for your dog all around the site. No need to worry about running out of water.  

Have a sleepover

If you don’t think you’ll be able to get through everything you’d like to, why not stay over? Our luxury holiday cottages and caravan site are dog friendly and offer the perfect place to rest after a day of exploring. Farditch Farm is in the ever-popular Buxton and Endmoor Farm is in the famous town of Bakewell. Both complexes are near excellent walking routes and plenty of local eateries. Check them out for yourself.   So, there you have it: 10 dog friendly days out in the Peak District. We hope this gave you some new information and inspiration on what to do with your dog in the Peaks. We hope to see you soon!
Dog friendly days out in the Peak District

Christmas Markets in the Peak District 2018

christmas markets in the peak district If you’re planning a pre-Christmas visit to the Peak District, then you might like to visit one of the Christmas markets in the area. There are several in the area, all in stunning locations with something unique to offer. To help you organise your gift-buying plans, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas markets in the Peak District in 2018 that are just near to our luxury holiday cottages.

Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market

Dates: 15th - 18th November, 2018 Location: Haddon Hall, Bakewell, DE45 1LA If you’re looking for a magical Christmas experience, look no further than Haddon Hall. The venue is truly stunning and provides an incredibly grand backdrop for the market stalls, where you can purchase handmade goods from skilled, local artisans. For more information about the event, read our blog post on the Haddon Hall Christmas Markets 2018.  

Chatsworth Christmas Market

Dates: 16th November - 4th December, 2018 Location: Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP The Christmas Market at Chatsworth House is a fantastic event that showcases the estate’s beautiful art, gardens and grounds. There are numerous market stalls selling all kinds of gift items and you can browse the collection whilst enjoying stunning views. For the kids, there is a farm animal nativity, a playground, plus a maze area to explore. For more information about the event, read our blog post on the Chatsworth House Christmas Markets 2018.  

Bakewell Christmas Market

Dates: 24th - 25th November, 2018 Location: Market Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS Over 80 market stalls will be available to browse through during this festive event. Not only that, but there will be a plethora of fun things to do for kids and adults alike. There will be face painting, donkey rides, whiskey tasting, Santa’s Grotto, a rustic smokehouse cabin… the list is endless! Come along to the Bakewell Christmas markets this year for an unforgettable weekend.  

Cromford Mills Christmas Market

Dates: 8th - 9th December, 2018 Location: Cromford Mill, Matlock, DE4 3RQ Come along to the Cromford Mills and browse the Christmas market stalls. Here, you can find unique gift items made by local artisans, as well as many fun activities such as wreath making, face painting, games, and the chance to meet Santa! The kids will love it and we’re sure you will, too.  

Ashbourne Christmas Artisan Market

Date: 9th December, 2018 Location: Market Place, Ashbourne, DE6 1EU As opposed to the usual Artisan Market that Ashbourne Market exhibits, this Christmas mix-up will feature a wide range of unique, festive gifts. Talented craftsmen and women will be at their stalls for you to pick up something truly special for friends and family. The stalls will have something for everyone, offering items such as food, drink, artwork, sweets, candles, furniture, and many, many more. Nothing is ever the same and you’re sure to have a great time.  

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

Dates: 30th November – 2nd December, 2018 Location: Hall Leys Park, Matlock, DE4 3AR A Christmas market with a twist! The Matlock Victorian Christmas Market is decorated in a Victorian-esque style, but still offers a modern market experience for everyone to enjoy. You can look forward to over 170 stalls with all kinds of unique gift options. As well as this, there is Santa's Christmas Parade, a fantastic fireworks display, and the ever-famous Christmas lights switch-on.  

Buxton Christmas Fair

Dates: 8th - 9th December, 2018 Location: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6BE The Pavilion Gardens Christmas Fair in Buxton is a lovely event in an equally lovely venue. Get well and truly into the festive spirit as you wander round the gardens and sample some of the amazing goods on offer at the market stalls. You’ll be enchanted by the scenery, and kids will love it, too. There will be a Santa’s Grotto, children’s rides, and entertainment on the Promenade for them. Bring along the whole family for a Christmas-y day out.  

Enjoy the Christmas Markets for longer

We hope you enjoyed reading our top picks for some of the best Christmas Markets in the Peak District in 2018. If you want to visit a few, why not book a stay into one of our luxury holiday cottages? We are ideally located in the heart of the Peak District, which means that a festive day out is just a short drive away!  
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The Best Places to Visit in the Peak District

The Peaks have so many wonderful places to visit that we can’t exactly fit them all into one list. However, for your convenience, we’ve compiled the 10 best places to visit in the Peak District that are within a 30 minute drive of our luxury holiday cottages. That way, you can make the most of your trip without burning through all your petrol! Aren’t we thoughtful?

The Pavilion Gardens

PAvilion Gardens 10 best things to visit in the Peak District This lovely little venue is a sight for sore eyes… or any eyes, really. The grounds are beautifully kept and host a wide range of flora, trees and plants, as well as stunning natural water features. There is even a cute little train that slowly makes its way around the gardens. A perfect day out for couples or families with young children, the Buxton Pavilion Gardens are a definite must-see. Be sure to check out the gift shop before you leave to get a souvenir of your visit.
  • Drive time from Endmoor Farm: 13 minutes
  • Drive time from Farditch Farm: 10 minutes

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall 10 best things to visit in the Peak District Haddon Hall in Bakewell is a wonderful example of a Tudor period stately home. The house has been kept in excellent condition thanks to generous donations and it has been open to the public for hundreds of years. Fun fact: The stunning grounds have starred in at least 3 renditions of Jane Eyre in TV and film over the years and it is also an exceedingly popular wedding venue due to its good looks. Book one of their garden or house tours to see this gorgeous manor home for yourself. You definitely won’t regret it.
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 24 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 25 minutes

Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park

dog friendly days out in the Peak District. Pooles Cavern 10 best things to do in the Peak District Poole’s Cavern and Country Park in Buxton is a great place to visit for the adventurers amongst you. The Cavern is an ancient, limestone cave that offers visitors the chance to explore a huge underground realm. With the walls and ceilings lined with crystal stalactites, the caves also make for great photo opportunities, and there are many interactive exhibits along the way for kids to enjoy. Once you’re done exploring, you can go above ground and enjoy the lovely country park area. There is a small café and picnic spot for you go have a nice lunch and see the large woodland sculptures that are dotted around.
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 12 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 9 minutes

Chatsworth House

chatsworth House 10 best places to visit in the Peak District Chatsworth House is a regal manor that is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. It is famous for both its exquisite art and its gardens. Inside, there are over 30 rooms to explore and admire, plus tours are available where you can learn about the history and heritage of this beautiful stately home. Stepping outside, you will be met by the 105-acre garden grounds of the Chatsworth estate. Here, you can enjoy the Victorian rock garden, the maze, an abundance of calming water features and masterful sculptures, the farmyard, and many more hidden surprises.
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 23 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 23 minutes

Buxton Opera House & Cinema

10 best places to visit in the Peak District For some great entertainment, check out the Buxton Opera House and its sister company, Buxton Cinema at The Pavilion Arts Centre. The opera house features some incredible live performances and you can even have a backstage tour of the venue. As for the cinema, regular viewings of films both new and old are available daily, and you can look forward to new releases every week. The cinema is inclusive to everyone and it even has special screenings that are family-friendly and autism-friendly.
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 13 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 10 minutes

The Donkey Sanctuary

10 best places to visit in the Peak District Donkey Sanctuary Although this one is just a 10-minute walk from Endmoor Farm, it is still well worth driving for those staying at our Farditch Farm complex. The Donkey Sanctuary is an adorable, kid-friendly venue that you simply must check out, especially for the animal lovers amongst you. It is one of the only 6 Donkey Sanctuary venues in the UK and houses mules which have been rescued from horrible living conditions. The sanctuary hosts many fun events, such as fairs, vet days and donkey hide-and-seek trails, and you can also adopt one of the dinky little donkeys if you fancy. Just try not to let them steal your heart!
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 2 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 6 minutes

Cratcliffe Bouldering

10 best places to visit in the Peak District If you like climbing 232m high vertical rock faces, then Cratcliffe is for you! The popular bouldering spot is a great day out for those who like to get their hearts racing. There are 213 climbs available in the area and some of them have some pretty amusing names, like ‘Eggs is Eggs’, ‘The Blob’ and my personal favourite, ‘Brian's Private Arête’. Another crag to check out whilst you’re there is Robin Hood’s Stride, a much smaller, more manageable climb. Great for beginners and youngsters.
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 17 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 23 minutes

Mam Tor

Mam Tor 10 Best Things to do in the Peak District Mam Tor is a hill near Castleton. The surrounding area is perfect for a lovely walk, with the added benefit of jaw-dropping views. The summit of this hill is also the highest point in the Peak District. If you want to take the circular walk, then the entire 3-mile route will take you around 2 hours. It is also dog friendly, so you can bring the whole family along to enjoy a breath of fresh air, and snap some great photos along the way.
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 28 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 25 minutes

High Peak Bookstore and Café

10 Dog Friendly Days Out in the Peak District. 10 Best Things to do in the Peak District After a long day of exploring, why not sit back and relax with a book and some cake? The High Peak Bookstore and Café has a huge collection of books to suit everyone’s tastes and they are always introducing new titles. The bookstore also has a dedicated children’s room. Better yet, dogs are also welcome - yes, really! In the café, you can find a wide selection of food and drink, most of which is made on site. It truly is a book lover’s heaven.
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 5 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 2 minutes

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

10 best things to do in the peak district The Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is a wonderful place to visit for a dose of Derbyshire. The art gallery has exhibits from artists both new and old, with many local artists holding their own exhibits where you can purchase a piece of their portfolios. The museum itself has a heavy focus on the Peak District and you can find a plethora of interesting archaeological, geological and historical artefacts from around the area. What’s more, you can also look forward to one of the many family-friendly events that the venue hosts. Most are free and will entertain the kids for hours.
  • Drive from Endmoor Farm: 12 minutes
  • Drive from Farditch Farm: 9 minutes
  With any luck, this list of the best places to visit when driving through the Peak District will make sure you don’t have a moment of boredom at our luxury holiday cottages or caravan site. We can't wait to see you!
10 Best Places to Visit in the Peak District