3-Night Peak District Walking with Sightseeing Holiday

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Duration: 3 nights
Type: Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade: 2
from £489pp £459pp

Enjoy a short break in the Peak District for a perfect mix of short, guided walks (4-6 miles) combined with time spent sightseeing. A walk through the grounds of Chatsworth House provides the best vantage point to admire the grandeur of the house before seeing inside. The grounds of the more modest Ilam Hall are also a delight to explore while a walk to Froggatt and Curbar edges provide classic Peak District views. The grand finale is a walk through Dove Dale following the River Dove.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk along the impressive gritstone escarpment of Froggatt and Curbar Edges
  • Visit Chatsworth House, with its magnificent Capability Brown gardens
  • Walk along the magical limestone gorge of Dove Dale
  • Explore the pseudo-alpine village of Ilam
  • Explore the 'plague village' of Eyam
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Arkwright's Mill

What’s included

  • From 01 January 2022, all admission fees to places of interest (including National Trust and English Heritage sites) are included in the price
  • All transport to and from walks and places of interest
  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The services of an HF Holidays Leader

 

Trip Notes

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You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)

Ascent: 550 feet (180m)

Descent: 1,050 feet (320m)

In Summary: An absolute classic walk along the famous gritstone escarpment of Froggatt and Curbar Edges, then dropping down to Baslow and into the ever-impressive Chatsworth Park. The rest of the day is free to explore historic Chatsworth House and its beautiful Capability Brown designed gardens. 


Distance: 4½ miles (7km) 

Ascent: 650 feet (200m)

In Summary: Discover the delights of the natural beauty spot of Dove Dale. Start the day in Staffordshire, with a walk to the pseudo-alpine village of Ilam. After time to explore the grounds of Ilam Hall and visit the Church of the Holy Cross, head to the tranquil riverside village of Milldale and the River Dove. Wandering downstream, the route continues through Dove Dale with its crags, pinnacles and famous stepping-stones. 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


The Peveril of the Peak

The Peveril of the Peak, named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel, stands proudly in the Peak District countryside, close to the village of Thorpe. Backed by the cone of Thorpe Cloud, which guards the entrance to Dovedale Gorge and the famous stepping stones at the entrance to the gorge, it’s an ideal base for people hoping to explore the Derbyshire countryside. Surrounded by extensive grounds and rolling countryside, it’s a picturesque retreat with 46 rooms, large shared spaces and a pleasant bar. Stride out from the house to find Dovedale’s wooded ravine, cave-like Dove Holes and of course stepping stones. Upstream lie the heights nicknamed the Dovedale Castle and the Twelve Apostles, best viewed from the grassy spur called Lovers’ Leap. While the Peak bit of the area name refers to small English hills rather than great summits, there’s superb walking to be had on the Roaches and the gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge, while Chatsworth, Tissington and Bakewell make attractive places to explore too.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house. With 46 rooms, Peveril of the Peak has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic and Premium Rooms to choose from. Room 2 on the ground floor (accessible via 7 steps down from reception) is spacious and attractively styled with a door opening on to the grounds while the Chatsworth Room has a four-poster bed to recline on.

All ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger televisions – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge, bar, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day delving into the Dovedale Gorge or exploring the Peak District, return to the house. Relax on the patio with a coffee or cold drink and soak up the wide-ranging countryside views. Take a turn through the garden and look out for the small canon on one of the lawns. Make your way inside to sit comfortably in the lounge where there’s a stash of wood and a log burner for those colder days or snag a seat in the bar with your fellow guests and sip a great local ale by the large windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at the Peveril of the Peak is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for The Peveril of the Peak

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Essential Information

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2022
08 Jul - 11 Jul 2022
3 Sightseeing Walk £489 £459 Save £30 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade:
2

3 nights from £489pp £459pp

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