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Nature & Outdoors

Connect with nature and get away from it all in Britain's original National Park.

Connecting to nature is deeper than just spending time outside; it is about feeling part of the natural world and not separate from it. Whether you're looking for outdoor activities such as walking, climbing and caving, or somewhere to switch off and relax after a day of exploring, the Peak District and Derbyshire is the ultimate base for a nature inspired holiday.

Taking a walk or cycle ride around one of Derbyshire or the Peak District’s reservoirs such as Carsington Water, Tittesworth Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir or Derwent Reservoir, is a lovely way to spend a day. With their flat surfaces and easy-going, level routes, they can provide the perfect place for a circular waterside walk.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with lots of hills to climb and dales to explore too, with crystal-clear rivers at iconic beauty spots such as Lathkill Dale and Dovedale attracting visitors from near and far.

A walk along one of the Peak District or Derbyshire’s canals or rivers are often full of interesting local wildlife, beautiful views and more often than not they come with a rich history too. As well as providing peaceful tranquil and laid-back walks, rivers and canals in the Peak District and Derbyshire also have connections to the Industrial Revolution.

Start planning your nature inspired adventure today.



Pipistrelle Rides

Gravel, road or mountain biking with expert guides/coaches Jen & Alex. Go further and experience even more with our high spec gravel e-bikes.


Shaw Farm Static Caravan Park

Static Caravan Holiday Accommodation set on a working farm in the Peak District. Each holiday home is fully equipped for 6 people, has free WiFi plus…



Losehill House Hotel & Spa

Losehill House is the perfect blend of luxurious facilities in the glorious surroundings of the Hope Valley in the Peak District, with stunning views…


Beyond The Edge

One of the UK's most experienced providers of hill and mountain activities.

Nature & Outdoors Events




Christmas in the Garden at Chatsworth

Enjoy an interactive light and sound trail around the garden from dusk. Pre-booking is essential for all visits. Includes parking.


Wildhive Christmas Wreath Making

Marianne will show you how to create a beautiful Christmas wreath in the inspiring and tranquil surroundings of Wildhive Callow Hall.


Breakfast with Father Christmas at Ilam Park

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast in the tea-room with your family and meet our special guest, Father Christmas! National Trust Ilam Park Winter…

Nature & Outdoors Offers


Special Offer

Thorpe Cottage 6 nights for £305

Thorpe Cottage is a stunning 17th century grade II listed cottage in the centre of the village of Ashford in the Water.

Special Offer

Fishing retreats at Mercure Sheffield Kenwood…

Situated on 12 acres of picturesque grounds, this former country manor features a private lake bustling with many captivating fish.

Special Offer

Something for the Weekend at The Bike and Boot

Stay 2/3 nights at the weekend & get your cheapest night 1/2 price!

Special Offer

Wildhive Callow Hall ~ New Year Stay (31st Dec -…

Gather together friends and family at Wildhive Callow Hall for the most relaxed and fun-filled New Year celebration in this beautiful Victorian…

Nature & Outdoors Trails


Hathersage to Stanage Edge Walk

A 9 mile walk from the village of Hathersage up onto Stanage Edge and back, with superb views of the Derwent and Hope Valleys, Mam Tor and Kinder…

Derby Heritage Walk

Discover the southern gateway to the Derwent Valley Milld World Heritage Site.

Bolsover Castle to Sutton Scarsdale Hall walk

This countryside walk starts and ends in the market town of Bolsover and links together two historically significant buildings, Bolsover Castle and…

Nature & Outdoors Itineraries


Peak District classics: Hope Valley itinerary

Taking in some of the best views and most picturesque places in the Hope Valley, this varied tour would make an excellent weekend or midweek break.

Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Hope Valley

Take in dramatic scenery, quaint villages and some of the Peak District's most iconic attractions along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester…

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