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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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                                                  Wonderful weekend in a lovely family house

                                                  5 of 5
                                                  I booked this delightful house at short notice for a long weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was a great choice of location for my children who were travelling from Manchester and Sheffield, and is perfect for walking inthe Peaks. Hayfield is a vibrant community and we were lucky to be there for the May Queen celebrations which included a fair and wonderful street parade. The house itself was perfect for us with lots of room to spread out and some outdoor space and balconies to make the most of the lovely weather.(Sadly no cricket match this weekend but the view over the pitch is lovely!) It is clean and very well-equipped, the beds and bedding were of excellent quality and the wi-fi much quicker than at home! Christine was very friendly and responded quickly and efficiently to our enquiry. We ate at the George and the Sportsman, which was good for Sunday lunch, and we were also impressed by Pulse, a vegetarian cafe in New Mills. We would certainly recommend Spring Bank Cottage to anyone looking for a family house in a lively village.
                                                  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                  Spacious and comfortable apartment in a delightful out of the way place

                                                  4 of 5
                                                  Litton Mill is a peaceful very secluded place. In the middle of the Peak District but quiet relative to many places around the area. It was lovely to come back to in the evening. We enjoyed the constant running water around us and the general feel of the place. The apartment is spacious and comfortable with satisfactory facilities, but perhaps not the rural charm and decor of a cottage. We would go back to this place. Very convenient for walking, cycling and visiting the area. We cycled on the Monsall trail and had good walks direct from the apartment without the need to drive somewhere first. There was also the interest of industrial history, fabulous bird sightings (dippers, grey wagtails, siskins seen very frequently) and the beauty of the river. There is lots to do in the local area.
                                                  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                  Awesome weekend

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                                                  I couldn't agree with Carl more, all 9 of us thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend and we would have loved to have stayed longer. A big thank you to Margaret & Graham for their brilliant hospitality. Phil S
                                                  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2016
                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2016