3-Night Peak District Self-Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3
from £319pp £159pp

Enjoy a break in the Peak District with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect Self-Guided Walking holiday. Our 3-star country house, just a few minutes' walk from the limestone gorge of Dove Dale, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed route notes, and an inspirational location from which to explore the stunning landscapes of the Derbyshire Dales.

Holiday Highlights

  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions for exploring the local area
  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of the Peak District on foot 
  • Enjoy panoramic views from gritstone edges
  • Admire stunning limestone dales
  • Visit classic viewpoints, timeless villages and secret corners
  • Look out for wildlife and learn about the 'Peaks' history
  • Choose a relaxed pace of discovery where you can get some fresh air in one of England's finest walking areas
  • Cycle along the nearby Tissington Trail
  • Discover Chatsworth House
  • Visit the Alton Towers theme park

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

Download Trip Notes

To make the most of your break use the Discovery Point at Peveril of the Peak - the starting point for your outdoor adventure.

You'll find our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow contain route maps, and information about the places of interest on the walk. There's also a comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks.

Laid Back Walks

Our easiest routes allow plenty of time to savour the beautiful scenery of the Peaks. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

Stroll around Thorpe village - 1 mile

Around Ilam - 1 mile

Dovedale Stepping Stones - 2 miles

Buxton & Grinlow Tower - 3 miles

A stroll in Chatsworth Park - 3 miles

Castleton's Caverns - 4 miles

Leg Stretcher Walks

Take in some of the stunning scenery on a longer walk, generally along good paths.

Tissington Trail & Village - 5 miles
Ilam Hall and Country Park - 5 miles
Exploring the Chatsworth Estate - 8 miles
A Dovedale Circuit - 6 miles
Dovedale & Milldale - 7 miles
Five Churches Walk - 8 miles

Full on Walks

For those who love to stride out. Expect some rougher paths on these longer walks which take in some of the Peak District's finest hills.

Mam Tor - 7 miles
The Roaches & Lud's Church - 7 miles
Dovedale & Tissington Trail - 9 miles
Derwent Valley Heritage Way and The Edges - 10 miles
Milldale to Hartington - 10 miles
White Peak Dales & Villages - 12 miles

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 Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Room 2 on the ground floor 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 ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – 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. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Peveril of the Peak is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours that might include venison sausage and Derbyshire oatcake, roast rump of Chatsworth lamb and a homemade Bakewell tart with a scoop of decadent Peak Dairy cherry Bakewell ice cream.

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Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2019
30 Aug / 02 Sep 2019 Itinerary £319 £289 Save £30 Per Person Book Now
06 Sep / 09 Sep 2019 Itinerary £319 £159 Unavailable
13 Sep / 16 Sep 2019 Itinerary £319 £159 Unavailable
20 Sep / 23 Sep 2019 Itinerary £319 £159 Unavailable
27 Sep / 30 Sep 2019 Itinerary £299 £254 Unavailable
18 Oct / 21 Oct 2019 Itinerary £299 £254 Save £45 Per Person Book Now
01 Nov / 04 Nov 2019 Itinerary £285 £240 Save £45 Per Person Book Now
08 Nov / 11 Nov 2019 Itinerary £285 £240 Save £45 Per Person Book Now
Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1 & 2

3 nights from £319pp £159pp

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