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Nature & Outdoors

Connect with nature and get away from it all in Britain's original National Park.

Connecting to nature is deeper than just spending time outside; it is about feeling part of the natural world and not separate from it. Whether you're looking for outdoor activities such as walking, climbing and caving, or somewhere to switch off and relax after a day of exploring, the Peak District and Derbyshire is the ultimate base for a nature inspired holiday.

Taking a walk or cycle ride around one of Derbyshire or the Peak District’s reservoirs such as Carsington Water, Tittesworth Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir or Derwent Reservoir, is a lovely way to spend a day. With their flat surfaces and easy-going, level routes, they can provide the perfect place for a circular waterside walk.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with lots of hills to climb and dales to explore too, with crystal-clear rivers at iconic beauty spots such as Lathkill Dale and Dovedale attracting visitors from near and far.

A walk along one of the Peak District or Derbyshire’s canals or rivers are often full of interesting local wildlife, beautiful views and more often than not they come with a rich history too. As well as providing peaceful tranquil and laid-back walks, rivers and canals in the Peak District and Derbyshire also have connections to the Industrial Revolution.

Start planning your nature inspired adventure today.

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Beech Croft Farm Caravan & Camping Park

Beech Croft farm is a small, rural, friendly, family-run caravan and camping site located between Buxton & Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District…


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Matlock Farm Park

Come on down to Matlock farm Park, the ideal place for families to visit to enjoy the fresh air and have fun with our friendly animals.


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The Grooms Quarters

Tranquil setting, superb views, bordering the Peak District National Park. Many original 18th century features, all home comforts, a perfect retreat.…


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Carsington Sports and Leisure Activity Centre

Watersports activities on one of the UK's largest reservoirs, including kayaking and windsurfing.


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Peak District WALX Festival 2023

Our festival HUB will be in Ashbourne, the gateway to the Peak District, offering you a variety of walks and workshops in one of the most picturesque…


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Chatsworth 10K

10k run in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth


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February Half-Term New Life on the Farm at…

Join us as we welcome new life to the farm plus help Farmer Fogg fix his farm in time for Spring!


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Monsal Trail

An iconic traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.


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The Carsington Loop

Discover a tranquil landscape shaped by water on a beautiful circular cycling route.


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Hope Valley Cycle Routes - Hope Valley and…

Experience Dark Peak villages and gritstone edges on this 13 mile cycle route.


Nature & Outdoors Itineraries

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Peak District classics: Hope Valley itinerary

Taking in some of the best views and most picturesque places in the Hope Valley, this varied tour would make an excellent weekend or midweek break.


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Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Hope Valley

Take in dramatic scenery, quaint villages and some of the Peak District's most iconic attractions along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester…


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