Information for walkers

The Peak District was the UK's first national park and the hard won access to much of the land from the mid 20th century onwards, has resulted in fantastic walking country. From Spring View you can walk in any direction and are soon rewarded with magnificent views, access to wildlife, and the contrasting terrain of the dark and white Peak. To the North and East is primarily the Dark Peak. Rugged edges tempt the climbers but also offer miles of walking along adjoining edges, such as Stanage, Burbage, Froggat and Curbar. En route some of the classic Peak District villages such as Hope, Bamford, Hathersage and Grindleford are there to be enjoyed. The challenging Edale skyline with Kinder Scout and Bleaklow beyond, give walkers the chance to experience the beginnings of the Pennine way. To the South and West dark gritstone gives way to limestone. Great walking routes such as the Limestone Way, pass close by and the numerous dales cut through by millennia of river water result in abundant wild flowers and tree lined cliffs matched by fantastic place names such as Water cum Jolley Dale, Chee Dale and Monsal Dale , with its magnificent Victorian viaduct. Walkers are well catered for with numerous nearby outdoor shops and eateries. We provide a selection of walking guides and maps and or own knowledge is there to be exploited ! Within a short distance there are various outdoor shops providing equipment and clothing for the outdoor enthusiast. Should you require storage for items such as rucksacks, boots etc. then we have a secure store, which guests are welcome to use at there own risk. Other popular outdoor pastimes which are easily accessible include, caving, gliding, paragliding, fell and trail running and wildlife photography.