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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.



Stanton in Peak B&B

A welcoming and friendly B&B in a rural location, with luxurious facilities, an extensive breakfast menu and as all our guests agree - one of the …


Dovestone Holiday Park

Dovestone Park borders the beautiful Peak District National Park, is some 3 miles from the Pennine Way and nestles at the foot of Dovestone reservoir…


Lost Earth Adventures

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


Rivendale Lodge Retreats

From lodges to treehouses, you can enjoy your time here sitting in your private hot tub or tucking into some food at the restaurant.

Nature & Outdoors Events



Riverside Tai Chi for Families

A family Tai Chi session in the park, suitable for age 7+


Timber Festival at The National Forest.

Fall under nature’s spell at Timber Festival in the heart of the National Forest.


Make a nature story at Kedleston Hall

Let the outdoors inspire you to make your own nature story. A fun free outdoor activity for families.


Outdoor Theatre at Kedleston Hall – The Comedy of…

Three Inch Fools theatre company perform Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors against the backdrop of Kedleston Hall and Parkland.

Nature & Outdoors Offers


Special Offer

Late Availability offer for Derwent View

Special offer for our bungalow , holiday let Friday 17th May to Friday 24th May From £755 to £495 for the week

Nature & Outdoors Trails


Monsal Trail

An iconic traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.

Whaley Bridge to Windgather Rocks Walk

This beautiful 6.6 mile walk takes you out of the historic town of Whaley Bridge to the mighty gritstone crag of Windgather Rocks (416m), offering…

Ladybower Reservoir Cycle Route

This scenic family-friendly cycling route takes you around part of Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District's Upper Derwent Valley.

Cromford Mill & Village Walk

Explore the home of the Industrial Revolution and discover Derbyshire’s rich history on this 6 or 8 mile walk.

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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