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7-Night Peak District Self-Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 7 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3
from £645pp £323pp

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.

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


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


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

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

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.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout August, except at Freshwater Bay House, where the pool will remain closed for 2020. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

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 (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 ‘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 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. 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.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

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2020
23 Oct - 30 Oct
7 Self-Guided £715 £645 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
13 Nov - 20 Nov
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20 Nov - 27 Nov
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27 Nov - 04 Dec
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11 Dec - 18 Dec
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2021
12 Feb - 19 Feb
7 Self-Guided £675 £525 Save £150 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
19 Feb - 26 Feb
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26 Feb - 05 Mar
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05 Mar - 12 Mar
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12 Mar - 19 Mar
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19 Mar - 26 Mar
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26 Mar - 02 Apr
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02 Apr - 09 Apr
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12 Apr - 19 Apr
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30 Apr - 07 May
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07 May - 14 May
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14 May - 21 May
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04 Jun - 11 Jun
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11 Jun - 18 Jun
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18 Jun - 25 Jun
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25 Jun - 02 Jul
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02 Jul - 09 Jul
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09 Jul - 16 Jul
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03 Sep - 10 Sep
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10 Sep - 17 Sep
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17 Sep - 24 Sep
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24 Sep - 01 Oct
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01 Oct - 08 Oct
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15 Oct - 22 Oct
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29 Oct - 05 Nov
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05 Nov - 12 Nov
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12 Nov - 19 Nov
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Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1 & 2

7 nights from £645pp £323pp

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