Activities, News and Events

Whether you’re a hardened hiker or fair-weather walker, seriously good cyclist or laid-back biker, the Peak District offers plenty of scope to get active. Challenge yourself on a bracing moorland walk or soaring a gritstone edge. Stretch your legs with a leisurely stroll along a leafy footpath or riverside walk.

Tackle a tough upland route on your mountain bike or let an electric bike take the strain and enjoy the scenery – it’s up to you. The Peak Parks impressive network of footpaths, traffic-free cycle trails and bridleways makes it a pleasure to stroll, pedal or take to horseback as you explore the area – as fast or as slow as you want to.

Whatever sport or activity you choose, the sky’s the limit. Beautiful locations from wild moorland crags to rolling limestone dales and historic reservoirs play host to adventurous outdoor activities on land and water with abseiling, climbing, canoing, kayaking, raft building, mountain biking and paragliding.

Web cams from around the area

Click on the links below to view local webcams from around the area - please note these third party webcams are subject to availability

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walking in the peak district


Whether you’re a hardened hiker or fair-weather walker there is plenty to offer in the Peak Park. A gentle stroll down the Manifold Valley or a serious hike around the Dark Peak you will find it all here. Youlgrave, Monyash, Bakewell and Taddington are part of the White Peak Challenge it can be completed in one day. Give it a try !

cycling in the manifold valley, peak park


The Peak Park has over 65 miles of off road cycle trials and an abundance of quiet country lanes, whatever your ability you will find something for you. Less then 500m from our cottages the Manifold cycle track begins. Cycles available to hire at the beginning of the trail. The Manifold Valley has been described as the Switzerland of Staffordshire. Check out the awesome Thors cave.

riding on one of the many bridleways in the peak park


There are over 65 miles of bridleways, Monsal Trail, the Black Harry Hills and Manifold Valleys are but a few. Hartington Station on the Tissington Trail and Torside car park on the Longdendale Trail provide horse box parking and tethering facilities. Please ask us for more details as we are avid horse riders and may be able to provide stable facilities here.

climbing one of the mnay rock faces in the peak district


A very popular activity supported by numerous climbing clubs, the craggy peaks of The Roaches at Leek and the popular Stanage Edge provides excellent climbing for all abilities. Both the Roaches and Stanage Edge have regular visits from the clubs all running courses for both novice and expert. Absail down once you've scaled the crags for a truly exhilarating day out.

Paragliding in the manifold valley


Explore the Peak Park from the air, Paragliding and Hangliding are a permanent feature here. Check out the Paragliders flying from Bunster Hill in Ilam adjacent to the beautiful youth hostel. Scale Cloud for a better view Mam Tor is another flying site very popular in an easterly wind. Try a taster day or Tandem flight !

sailing at Rudyard lake and Carsington water


Carsington water a few miles from Ashbourne hosts Sailing, Water Skiing and Wake Boarding activities for all the family. It also hosts part of National Speed Boat Championships. Another popular destination is Rudyard Lake, for Sailing, Canoing and Rowing boat hire.



Pine is our largest cottage it can comfortably accommodate up to 12 people.



Elm is our medium sized cottage it can comfortably accommodate 10 people.



Cedar is our smallest cottage it can comfortably accommodate 6 people.