Local Area

Fantastic local walks right from the door

The Blue John Cavern at Castleton in the Peak District is world famous. It is home to eight of the fourteen known varieties of Blue John stone, a beautiful and ornamental fluor-spar. The mineral has been mined here for centuries and continues to be in the winter months.

The Peak Cavern, also known as the Devil’s Arse, is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. Peakshole Water flows through and out of the cave, which has the largest cave entrance in Britain

Speedwell Cavern is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. The cave system consists of a horizontal lead miners’ adit 200m below ground leading to the cavern itself, a limestone cave

Treak Cliff Cavern has been under the ownership of the Harrison and Turner families for generations. We’re carrying on the tradition of Blue John mining and crafts which were established over 300 years ago and as a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest we’re acting as trustees, looking after the cavern and maintaining it for future generations.
The history of Chatsworth begins with Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, better known as Bess of Hardwick. A native of Derbyshire and from a modest background, she grew to become the second most powerful woman in Elizabethan England after the Queen.

The National Trust was founded in 1895. Take a look at our timeline to discover some of the key moments in our past, up to the end of the Second World War.

The stone surfaced footpath from the car park to the top of Mam Tor will reward you with one of the most dramatic viewpoints in the Peak District.

Located in the tranquil heart of the picturesque village of Combs, with beautiful views of surrounding fells, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere can always be found at the Beehive Inn.

The history of The Hanging Gate can be dated back to over four hundred years ago when it was a shoemakers workshop owned by John Barratt and his wife Sarah.

Brought to you by Ian and Joanne Earnshaw who have teamed up with renowned chef John Parsons.

Welcome to the Bird Cafe. We are very excited about welcoming you to our very unique cafe in the heart of the Peak District.

As the name suggests, Three Shires Head lies at the junction of three counties; Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. It was once an important crossing point over the River Dane for trains of packhorses. And a place where the horses could be rested and watered. 

Stanage Edge is one of the Peak District’s best known and impressive locations. A walk along Stanage Edge is a journey through not only through the geology and natural history of the area but 4,000 years of human history and influence.

The great thing about the Curbar Edge walk is having beautiful views without having to hike miles uphill. There is a short uphill section but it’s pretty gentle and once you’re walking along the edge with the views you’ll forget all about it!

The situation is stunning with fine views across the valley to the Iron Age fort of Carl Wark and its more prominent neighbour Higgar Tor. Not only is it beautiful, but perhaps the biggest strength of Burbage South is the variety of bouldering to hand, a full mix of grades from easy all the way to impossible, quick-drying particularly on the boulders and easy access.

This is a walk which starts on the outskirts of Buxton. near Corbar Woods in Buxton and heading out into the countryside up and over Bleak Edge and Short Edge, taking you high up then reaching Castle Naze, Not a castle there but it was a fort roughly triangular in shape.

Hathersage swimming pool opened in 1936, as a part of the King George Fifth Memorial Field. This included the tennis courts, band stand, playing field, a sand pit, and a 100ft. by 50ft. paddling pool, which is now, sadly long gone.

This Padley Gorge walk is best suited to kids aged 5 and over because of the terrain, and we can pretty much guarantee they’ll love it! Padley Gorge is the perfect fairy glade; you don’t need much imagination to conjure up magical creatures living among these ancient trees that are twisted into strange, eerie shapes.