Activities

There's plenty to do nearby....

 

 

Points Of Interest

The Spa town of Buxton is 20 minutes drive away which has plenty of shopping facilities, as well as pubs, restaurants & other things to keep the group occupied 

There are plenty of walking opportunities in the area.  Less than half a mile away is the famous "Mermaid Pool" famous in local folklore & the only inland mermaid legend in the UK.  Although listed in The Telegraph Top 50 places to swim in the UK taking a dip is only for the hardy & local legend is that the pool is bottomless (& indeed it resisted local attempts to drain it which gave rise to it's famous heart shaped appearance).

If you’re looking for a pub, the Mermaid until recently was one, and still retains its bar (obviosuly it's closed to the public * is exclusively yours!)  However, if you’re looking to head out there are no less than 6 pubs within 4 miles, including the Red Lion in Thorncliffe which is just over 2 miles away.

Walking

The Peak district is a walker’s paradise. There are plenty of walks directly from the house but for a more extensive list of walks please visit peakwalking.co.uk.

For a light stroll you can visit the famous Mermaid Pool which is just a 10 minute walk up the road. The pool is the scene of the legend after which the Inn is named.

For a longer walk from the Inn (2.5-3 hours) you could try this one

Finally, The Roaches, which are acclaimed as one of the top 10 walks in the UK, are only 15 minutes drive away.

For a gentle stroll Chatsworth House is three quarters of an hours drive away and has extensive gardens, a maze, and of course the magnificent house itself.

Go Karting

Go Karts & Mini Motos is available locally at www.swains-centre.co.uk

Climbing

Go Ape! (Buxton) - described as a ‘high-wire forest adventure’.  Take on giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, along with some zip lines if you dare! More info.

Riding

www.northfieldfarm.co.uk

Tissington Trekking Centre, Tissington, Tel: 01335 350276 

Shooting

Cloudside Shooting Club, Cloudside, Tel: 01260 226392

Cold Springs Gun Club, Buxton, Tel: 01298 25584

Ballooning

www.ukballoons.com

Amusement Parks

For the young at heart don’t forget that Alton towers the UK’s number one theme park is just over half an hours drive away

Alton Towers, Alton, Staffs ST10 4DB Tel: 08705 204060, 

For the Children - everything from museums to amusement parks....

Although Alton Towers amusement park (just over half an hours drive away) is the obvious choice for children, the choices of things to do are huge and range from spending time trying their hand at pottery to spending a wonderful day on a working farm.

For a comprehensive list of activities visit this page.

Swimming

Leek

Brough Park Leisure Centre

Ball Haye Road

Leek ST 13 6AT

Tel: 01538 373603

 

Buxton Spa Water Pool

St Johns Road

Buxton SK17 6BE

Tel: 01298 26548


 

 

 

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