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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.



Bleaklow Farm

This really is one of a kind! Our luxury 15-bedroom accommodation stands unique on Longstone Edge, offering sensational views of the breath-taking…


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…


Lost Earth Adventures

Specialists in mountain adventures on the water, underground and in the hills of the Peak District National Park.


Bluebells Dairy

A family farm with calves, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, a pony, a donkey and guinea pigs for everyone to come and meet.

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.


Chatsworth young farmers

Spend a summer afternoon helping the farmyard team with their daily jobs, from collecting eggs to grooming the animals.


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

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

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…

Special Offer

10% off at Hayloft & Byre cottages

Relax and unwind at these beautiful holiday cottages in the Peak District Rural - tranquility in the middle of everywhere

Nature & Outdoors Trails


The Phoenix Greenways

Whether you come for the day, a weekend or a longer stay, there is plenty for the family to do, visit and explore. A network of traffic free walking…

High Tor, Giddy Edge and Lovers Walk

A linear walk with superb cliff-top views, from Matlock to Matlock Bath via High Tor.

High Peak Trail

A 17.5 mile walking, cycling and horse-riding route.

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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