The Manifold Trail is 200 yards away and is a favorite trail for walkers and cyclists alike. It follows the old route of the disused Leek and Manifold Light railway through the Manifold and Hamps valleys to Waterhouses for nine miles.
Thor’s Cave can be found in the Manifold Valley which is approx 76 metres (250ft) above the valley offering magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. Thors cave dates back for at least 50,000 years and was home to stone age dwellers.
The Manifold Visitor Centre and The Tea Junction tea rooms are located in the old railway station in Hulme End, just 200 yards away in the former ticket office. The tea rooms offer a large selection of cakes and sandwiches and hosts a live Jazz band once a month.
Hartington village is two miles away where there is a Post Office,Famous cheese shop, local stores and pubs.
The Tissington Trail is a scenic route 13 miles in length running from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay and can be joined at Hartington.
Carsington Water is 14 miles away and has an eight mile long circuit around the reservoir. There are wildlife viewing points around the shore. A large modern visitor centre includes children’s play area, water sports centre, restaurant and shops. Carsington water also offers fly fishing.
The Heights of Abraham are reached by an alpine style cable car system. It has 60 acres of Woodland hillside, a unique hilltop park set on top of a dramatic limestone gorge, amid great natural beauty and with spectacular views.
Alton Towers is within easy reach and one of Britain’s favourite theme parks.
Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall just outside Bakewell are two of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates, offering something for everyone to enjoy.
For the more adventurous, The Roaches rocks are close by offering climbing and walking with stunning views over to the Snowdonia mountains on clear days.
Manchester city centre is an hour away by train from Buxton.
Other local attractions include:
- Dovedale and Ilam
- Bakewell the home of the Bakewell Pudding
- Buxton Spa and Opera House
- The Roaches
- Castleton Caves and Blue John Mines
- Denby Pottery shop and Visitor Centre
- Eyam Hall and Eyam where the plague arrived in a parcel of cloth from London