Things To Do

  • Walking


    Walking and Climbing - The area has many superb walks, both from the farm itself and very close by. The Manifold Valley and Dovedale are both just 10 mins down the hill, whilst 3 mins the other way, The Roaches with its rugged gritstone peaks is a mecca for climbers and also a spectacular walk with views as far as Snowdonia on a clear day.

  • Cycling


    Cycling – The area is wonderful for cycling whether you want challenging hills on quiet country roads or safe family rides along traffic free former railway lines such as the HighPeak and Tissington Trails or the Manifold valley. If you need to hire a bike there are hire centres at Parsley Hay and Waterhouses and Ashbourne.

  • Swimming


    Swimming – There are public pools at Buxton, Leek, Ashbourne, Matlock and Bakewell. Just a short drive away, Water World is the UK's number one Tropical Indoor Aqua Park open all year round. A great family day out whatever the weather all for an inclusive price! It is built around a wave pool with slides, rides, flumes, spa and bubble pools.

  • Stately Homes

    Stately Homes

    Chatsworth House and Park - One of the Britain’s finest stately homes is within 20min drive, as well as the house itself there is the farmyard and play area which is a child’s paradise. The park is a great place to walk or ride and also the site for the Chatsworth International Horse Trials in mid May. It was also the setting for the recent film "The Duchess". Also within 15 miles, Haddon Hall is a beautiful medieval manor house, open from April to October, the setting for many films and period dramas, the latest being "Pride and Prejudice".

  • Theme Parks

    Theme Parks

    Alton Towers is the UK's biggest theme park and features a wide range of exciting rides and adventures for the whole family including a waterpark. It is just 25 minutes away to the south west and we have special 50% discount tickets available for 2015 season. Gulliver’s Kingdom - Ideal for smaller children, can be found at Matlock Bath, just 30 minutes away. Also nearby, Peak Wildlife Park allows you to get up-close and personal with three brand new immersive animal walk-throughs. Let your kids come face to face with lemurs, penguins, wallabies and much more!

  • Equestrian


    Stabling is available onsite in new american style barn. All Stables are 12ft x 12ft and have rubber matting. Secure tack room and parking for trailers and non-hgv horseboxes. Use of 20m x 40m menage with jumps. Pleasant riding from the farm and within easy reach of the Pennine Bridleway, Tissington Trail, Chatsworth Park, Somerford Park farm ride and Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on our stabling and equine facilities.

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