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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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Hassop Station Rooms on the Monsal Trail

Station Farm at Hassop Station has undergone a full refurbishment. The Farmhouse is perfectly situated for the Monsal Trail at Hassop Station.

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Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Situated in the beautiful Hope Valley, the Yorkshire Bridge Inn is a family owned multi award winning inn located just a short stroll from Ladybower…

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Shaw Farm Static Caravan Park

Static Caravan Holiday Accommodation set on a working farm in the Peak District. Each holiday home is fully equipped for 6 people, has free WiFi plus…

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Carsington Sports and Leisure Activity Centre

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

Nature & Outdoors Events


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Derbyshire Woodland Festival

Our popular festival returns returns on 16 and 17 September 2023. It's a fantastic event celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts.

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Bat Night

Join the mythical and enchanting world of the Creswell Crags’ bats as you observe them in their natural home. Join Derrick Eames, for an illustrated…

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Chatsworth 10K

10k run in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth

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Wessington Orchard Farmers & Artisans Market 2023

Delicious local food, drink and locally hand-crafted items, amazing coffee and hot food and a relaxing place to be. 9am -2pm

Nature & Outdoors Offers


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Special offers this June at Bolehill Farm Cottages

Just 2 miles from the centre of Bakewell, Bolehill has 8 dog friendly self-catering cottages, lovingly converted from traditional farm buildings,…

Nature & Outdoors Trails


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Monsal Trail

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

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The Five Pits Trail

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can all enjoy the countryside of the Five Pits Trail.

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Cycling around Bakewell - Limestone Loop

Experience a typical White Peak landscape on this 18 mile cycle ride

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The Peak District GeoWalk

The GeoWalk is a must for rock enthusiasts guiding you through the stunning Peak District landscape and rock formations.

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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