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WHERE TO GO

WALKING & CYCLING

Whether it be picturesque villages, bustling market towns, historic houses and gardens or superb walks – we are the ideal base for your stay. In the immediate area, we have the Manifold Valley and the historic Thor’s Cave, as well as villages, pubs, local shops and tea rooms. For families there are Chatsworth and the Heights of Abraham, plus numerous spots for cycling, pond-dipping and picnics.

PEAK DISTRICT'S

CYCLE & HIRE

The Manifold Trail is 200 yards away and is a favourite 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. New for 2018. Cycle Hire at the Start of the Manifold Trail Hulme End operated by Peak Park Cycle Hire.

WALK & CYCLE

Thor’s Cave can be found in the Manifold Valley which is approximately 76 metres (250ft) above the valley offering magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. Thor’s Cave dates back for at least 50,000 years and was home to stone age dwellers. Ecton Hill once the richest copper mine in England can be found at the foot of the Manifold Trail.

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.

TISSINGTON TRAIL

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

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.

“We visited the site towards the end of October and although it rained, the surroundings were beautiful! The site is very clean, well presented and the facilities were lovely! The staff were very welcoming and accommodating and seemed to always be happy to have a chat. The site location is brilliant too, not too far away from surrounding villages and towns-which are great to visit! Highly recommend this site! Thank you for having us!”

“Stayed here with friends and children and dogs. A lovely site and being pitched in the top field afforded a wonderful view. Being allowed to use or hire fire pits made it really nice to sit round in the evenings. The dog exercise area along with a playing field was extensive and well kept. It's a lovely location next to the river, although personally with kids I wouldn't wanted to have camped next to the river with the obvious safety issues. The facilities are very clean and well kept.”

“I always say "if we come away from a site saying we would go back then it's a good site". Bank house farm is definitely a good site. Very well run and very clean. The shower and toilet blocks where very clean and modern. The little shop was well stocked. You can hire fire pits and buy wood from the shop/reception. The site has wardens (most sites don't seem to have them). One night during our stay a pizza company came with a wood fire pizza oven.”

WHERE TO GO

DAYS OUT & ACTIVITIES

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 host a live Jazz band once a month.