Outdoor Pursuits


From the door are several round walks to explore Bradford Dale, Lathkill Dale, over the hill to Haddon Hall, along the Limestone Way to Robin Hoods Stride. The Dales provide beautiful valley walks while further afield the Dark Peak takes the explorer across moors and heights with stunning views. See other page for more details.


Lots of cycling opportunities. High Peak & Tissington Trail for off road flat cycling.
Bike Hire Parsley Hay: 01298 84493.
Manifold Track Brown End Farm Cycle Hire: 01538 308313
Lots of bridle paths for the All-Terrain enthusiast.


Youlgrave lies halfway between the grit of Curbar and the limestone of Matlock. Robin Hoods Stride lies half a mile away along the Limestone Way for a local warm up.


Mostly fly fishing for trout. The Peacock Hotel at Rowsley (3 miles) sells day tickets for the River Wye from Rowsley to Bakewell.
Carsington Water – Big reservoir Fishing: 01629 540478.
Ladybower – More Big reservoir Fishing: 01433 651254.


For a test flight ring 01298 871 270.


There are several Riding and Trekking Centres within easy reach.
Curbar Riding School: 01433 630584
Haddon House Riding Centre: 01629 813723