Explore The Local Area

Both cottages are situated in the very heart of the Peak District, There is simply so much to do for walkers, climbers, bikers, tourists and families. All the caverns are within easy reach either by foot or car. If your visit requires nothing more than relaxation and to unwind then take a 3 minute walk from either cottage to the local pubs and restaurants. For the more athletically challenged walkers there are so many walks from the doorstep of both cottages – our favourite being the Castleton – Hope circular walk up Cavedale to Mam Tor along the ridge to Hope and back to Castleton via Hope along the river, should you be staying in Old Hall cottage you simply reverse the route !  This area of the Peak District is well known for its popular climbing locations boasting some of the best climbing spots in the UK. World famous crags and cliffs are here in abundance, Stanage, Froggatt, Burbage and Curbar Edge are all only a few miles away so climbers of all levels are spoilt for choice. For bikers- road or off road there are simply too many to list – a google search of the area will give you multiple routes for all abilities. If its family cycling you require then the Monsal, Tissington trail and the Manifold track are all flat, traffic free routes.

Useful website’s

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 Village of Castleton

Castleton visitor centre
The George
The Castle – vintage inn.co.uk
Tilly’s of Castleton
Peak hotel
Bulls Head Hotel
Pevril Stores
Castleton Fish and Chips shop


Cycle Hire/Trails

Derwent Dams (4 miles)

Middleton Top
Parsley Hay
Tissington Trail


Fern Farm, Buxton
Red House Stables, Matlock
Ladybooth riding school and trekking centre – Edale 
Curbar stables – Hope valley 
Haddon house riding stables – Over Haddon 



Hope Works Golf Club


Derwent Dams – Fly
Stretches of River Noe above Laneside – Fly
Chapel-en-le-Frith (20 minutes) – Coarse
Ilam Carp Pound – Coarse
Alton Manor Farm, Wirksworth – Coarse


Lakes and reservoirs

Carsington Water 
Derwent Reservoir  
Howden Reservoir
Ladybower Reservoir
Ogston Reservoir 
Rudyard Lake 

Theme Parks & Adventure Playgrounds

Chatsworth Farm & adventure playground

Alton Towers
Heights of Abraham, Matlock
Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock


Castleton Museum

Eyam Plague Museum
Peak District Mining Museum
Crich Tramway museum

Major Annual Events

Well Dressings: May to Sept. – Over
100 villages with dates listed in office
Chatsworth Horse Trials – April
Bakewell Carnival – June
Hope Carnival week- June
Derbyshire County Show – June
Buxton Fringe – July
Buxton International Festival – July
Ashbourne Highland Gathering – July
Bakewell Agricultural Show – Aug
Ashover Show – August
Hope Show – August Bank Holiday
Matlock Illuminations Sep & Oct
Chatsworth Country Fair – early Sept
Castleton Christmas light switch on – November 



Buxton Opera House


Pomegranate Theatre – Chesterfield

Gardens & Garden Centres

Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens – Kettleshulme
Alpine Plane Centre – Calver, Bakewell
Lea Rhododendron Gardens – Matlock
Tissington Nursery – near Ashbourne
High Peak Garden Centre – (2 Miles)
Chatsworth Garden Centre
Hathersage Garden Centre


Meadowhall – via Sheffield: Take train from Hope

Sunday Car Boots at Hope, Bradwell & Bakewell
Designer Labels Discounts Belper
Antique Centre Bakewell
Antiques / Boutiques – The Old Baths Buxton
David Mellor Cutlery
Derbyshire Craft Centre – Calver, Baslow
Masson Shopping Village, Matlock Bath
Country Books Hassop Bakewell
The Hope Gallery
Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre – Derby
North End Mills – Wirksworth