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PLACES TO VISIT IN THE LOCAL AREA
dURING YOUR VISIT YOU WILL FIND A WEALTH OF WONDERFUL WALKS, HISTORIC HOUSES & BREATHTAKING SCENERY!
Where to go!
Carsington Water – Sailing, kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing. Hire bikes (electric and manual) and cycle round the reservoir (8 miles full circuit). Not to mention bird watching, fishing, horse riding and watersports. With a children’s play area, BBQ and picnic area and family restaurant too it really does cater for all the family.
Sticky Fingers – Situated in Ashbourne, a wonderful environment in which to spend time. Browse through a selection of designer gifts, create a masterpiece of your own or simply grab a coffee and a homemade cake.
Butterfingers Bakery – A little cafe in Matlock with a huge selection of stunning homemade cakes baked on site everyday.
Aldwark Brewery – In early 2017 A chemist, a farm girl, 2 children, a Labrador, and a few cows and sheep, set out to convert their milking parlour into a micro brewery.. And they did. Now using water from their own bore hole, filtered through the strong limestone hills of the Peak District, and with the flair of a chemist as unique as his beers, they have created the ‘AAA’ range of craft ales.. Enjoy.
Where to eat!
Even more places……
nurseries & gardens
walks in the countryside
Dovedale – Is known for the River Dove and it’s impressive limestone ravines but the most iconic part of a trip to Dovedale has to be the picturesque stepping stones. It is just a short walk from the car park up and across a wooden bridge to get to the River Dove where you can look up onto Thorpe Cloud. Thorpe Cloud is an isolated limestone hill also known as a reef knoll, which sits between the villages of Ilam and Thorpe.
The Manifold Valley – Is renowned for its pretty villages and quiet lanes. For a romantic walk or bike ride, the Manifold Track follows the old route of the disused Leek and Manifold Light Railway. It stretches for over 9.5 miles from Waterhouses to Hulme End. One highlight includes Thor’s Cave, 250 feet up from the track!
High Peak Trail – Crosses the entrance of the campsite! You couldn’t get much closer. The High Peak Railway line first opened in 1831 and was mainly designed to carry minerals and goods between Cromford Canal and the Peak Forest Canal. Following the closure of the line the Peak District National Park bought the route in 1971 and turned it into a traffic free trail for walkers and cyclists.
Useful websites & taxis
Taxis – where possible do pre-book
Ashbourne Taxis – 01335 345198
Dovelin Cars – 07974665439
Yaztaxi.co.uk ( Wirksworth)
Albatross Cars – 01332 345 345 ( Derby )
Western Cars 01332 331331 ( Derby )
Photos taken by Gareth Slack