So much to do locally...

- Swimming in the Derwent

- Taking a stroll down Cave Dale

There are an enormous number of great places to visit locally. Notable very local attractions include Chatsworth House and Gardens, Bakewell town (home of the Bakewell pudding) and Thornbridge House and Brewery.

Lathkill Dale, Cressbrook Dale and Peter’s Rock (near Litton) are beautiful and very much recommended.

Slightly further afield in the Dark Peak, the Gritstone edges and heather moorlands are absolutely stunning.

Towards Hope and Castleton, Blue Johns Cavern, the Devil’s Arse and Speedwell Caverns are notable historic limestone caverns. Cave Dale and Peveril Castle are lovely too.

The Monsal Trail is a flat and easy 9 miles walk or cycle that links Bakewell and Hassop to Blackwell Mill and Cheedale. It is possible to hire bikes from either end, or if you have your own bikes you can access the trail close by the Cottages. For the active, the Monsal Trail is a very useful way to access Bakewell, Longstone, the Monsal Head and Cheedale by foot or by bike.

The River Wye is a popular fishing destination and it is possible to walk much of its length locally. There are beautiful falls and weirs (especially a short way downstream from the Monsal Viaduct). Certain of our guests report very enjoyable wild swimming experiences locally. Please make sure that you’re not breaking any rules.

The Peak District website is full of useful information;

- Cycling the tunnels of the Monsal Trail