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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the High Peak District, Derbyshire your home away from home

The High Peak District is in the far northwest of Derbyshire, bordered by the Derbyshire Dales, Cheshire and South Yorkshire. It is an area of superb natural beauty and is ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday whilst enjoying walking and outdoor pursuits. The lovely town of Buxton is the main town in the High Peak. The plateau of Kinder Scout and impressive Winnatt's Pass are just some of the natural highlights close to your High Peak District holiday home.

Things to Do in the High Peak District, Derbyshire Hill Walking and Outdoor Activities

Bleaklow and the Eastern Moors are ideal for solitary moorland walks on top of the world with just grouse and sheep for company. The wild and rugged landscape is also popular for mountain biking and caving. The many reservoirs and rivers offer water sports such as sailing, kayaking and white water rafting as well as fishing. Golf

During the summer Buxton's two golf clubs draw many keen golfers to play in the fresh air and beautiful countryside. The Cavendish Golf Club and the Buxton and High Peak Golf Club offer challenging golf courses and are open to visitors.

Explore the Caves

The area around Castleton is one of the few places where the rare Blue John stone can be found. Several caves offer guided tours to see the highlights of the caverns including underground lakes, stalactites and stalagmites.

Places to Visit Near the High Peak District, Derbyshire

Castleton

The charming town of Castleton straddles the main street beneath the shadow of a ruined castle. There are many craft and gift shops along with tea rooms in this delightful village and the famous Blue John caverns are close by. Buxton

Buxton is the highest market town in England and is the ""Gateway to the Peak District"". The town has plenty of shops, cafés and banks along its traffic-free shopping. Buxton is a spa town and the famous Buxton Mineral Waters can be tasted at the spring of St Ann's Well opposite the Crescent. The town has some grand buildings including the domed Devonshire Royal Hospital, now part of the University of Derby, the Opera House and the Railway Station designed by Joseph Paxton.

Weather in the High Peak District, Derbyshire

The High Peak District has cold winters due to its altitude and snow can be experienced for several months of the year. Temperatures in August average 20°C (68°F) and the area has moderate rainfall particularly in the autumn.

Travel to the High Peak District, Derbyshire

The nearest airport to the High Peak District is Manchester Airport which is just 17 miles (28km) from the centre of Buxton. A hire car will be required to explore the High Peak District or use the excellent bus system which is available around the High Peak area. Trains frequently run to Buxton from all over the country and offer an easy way to reach the High Peak.

The High Peak District is easily reached by car via the M1 to the east or the M6 to the west and then follow the local roads through beautiful hilltop scenery to your High Peak district holiday home.

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Lovely cottage and location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a great stay! We were very happy to find the cottage heating had been turned up prior to our (snowy) arrival. The cottage is lovely - in particular, there are fantastic views on both sides. We hope to return!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                    Excellent apartment.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Very nice. Warm, comfy and very well situated. Buxton is a great place to base a visit to Derbyshire, and the apartment is great base for Buxton.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                    Absolutely stunning!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Beavers Croft was simply gorgeous! We had a party of 8 and there was ample room for us to feel comfortable and relaxed. The furnishings in the cottage are of high quality and it is clear to see much time and thought has gone into making this cottage luxurious yet warming. Set in the heart of Derbyshire you couldn't wish for a more tranquil setting - the scenery is out if this world with plenty of walks and cycling for all. I wouldn't hesitate to go back!!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017