Activities

Whether your goal is relaxation or an adrenaline rush there are plenty of options in the area.....

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Walking

The Peak district is a walker’s paradise.  For a good list of walks visit www.peakwalking.co.uk

You can walk from the house to the start of a number of popular walks that start in the village of Flash (less then a mile away). www.cressbrook.co.uk/outdoors/walk31.php

Or for a range of easier walks departing from Flash go to

http://www.go4awalk.com/walks/interactive-walk-maps/iws-walk-route-map_fs.php?map=EX024  Flash is located on the left hand side of the page about halfway up) And of course there are many other walks a short drive away.

One of our local favourites is the nearby the Tissington trail (a 15 minute drive away) which has the benefit of being as short or as long (up to 13miles) as you choose to make it.  It also conveniently starts & ends at a pub (!)  The Royal Oak at Hurdlow SK17 9QJ www.peakpub.co.uk. It is a very popular pub with locals & visitors alike so ring in advance for a table (07866 77 88 47).

For a gentle stroll Chatsworth House is just over half an hours drive away and has extensive gardens, a maze, and of course the magnificent house itself.

Go Karts & Mini Motos - www.swains-centre.co.uk

Climbing & Caving - Go Ape! (Buxton) - described as a ‘high-wire forest adventure’.  Take on giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, along with some zip lines if you dare! - http://www.goape.co.uk/days-out-in/derbyshire/buxton/the-course 
For indoor and outdoor climbing, and indoor caving, plus archery, water sports, low ropes courses and more Upper Limits based nearby in Longnor is also highly recommended.   They can even bring an outside artificial climbing wall (9 metres high!) to the house. Call 01298 83857 or visit www.leek.ac.uk/upper-limits/

Riding - www.northfieldfarm.co.uk , Tissington Trekking Centre, Tissington, Tel: 01335 350276

Shooting - Cloudside Shooting Club, Cloudside, Tel: 01260 226392Cold Springs Gun Club, Buxton, Tel: 01298 25584

Ballooning - www.ukballoons.com  

Amusement Parks
For the young at heart don’t forget that Alton towers the UK’s number one theme park is just over half an hours drive away!Alton Towers, Alton, Staffs ST10 4DB Tel: 08705 204060, www.altontowers.com

For the Children - museums to amusement parks
Although Alton Towers amusement park (just over half an hours drive away) is the obvious choice for children, the choices of things to do are huge and range from spending time trying their hand at pottery to spending a wonderful day on a working farm.For a comprehensive list of activities go to www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/content.php?categoryId=10477

Swimming
Leek  Brough Park Leisure Centre, Ball Haye Road, Leek ST 13 6AT Tel: 01538 373603
Buxton Spa Water Pool, St Johns Road, Buxton SK17 6BE Tel: 01298 26548