Discovering the Peak District

With its spectacular countryside made famous by movies such as Pride & Prejudice, beautiful hillside market towns and fascinating mills heritage, The Peak District is famous the world over and a magnet for visitors.

The good news is that by staying at one of our lodges you are but a stone’s throw from some of the most stunning countryside that Britain has to offer at just a 25-minute drive to Ashbourne, the gateway town to the peaks.

peak district log cabinIf it’s peak district log cabins you’re after, you can’t go wrong with a stay at Oaklands. So if you’re here for a short while, where are the best places to go to discover the Peak District?

If you want to plan ahead before your stay, then do log on to https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/ which has comprehensive information on the very best that the Peaks have to offer. If you enjoy strolling around bustling market towns with great shops, eateries and a bit of history to them, then we heartily recommend a trip to lovely Ashbourne (http://www.ashbournelife.co.uk/). Further afield you’ll find beautiful Bakewell (http://bakewellonline.co.uk/) and slightly further still is Buxton. Come here and families will be fascinated by the limestone caves at Poole’s Cavern, (http://poolescavern.co.uk/) while music lovers should definitely pay a visit to the remarkable Buxton Opera House.

The Peaks are famous for their stunning scenery so walkers and cyclists – and all lovers of the outdoors – will be in heaven with the array of wonderful countryside to admire. The Tissington Trail is a 13-mile route that’s great for cycling and walking, with many entrance points so you can just explore a bit of it. The lovely valley of Dovedale with its famous historic stepping stones has some truly sensational walking and is well worth a visit.

No blog about the Peak District would be complete without mention of the amazing stately homes dotted around the place. Did we mention Pride & Prejudice? The famous setting in the 2005 movie was of course Chatsworth which is spectacular and always worth a trip https://www.chatsworth.org/.

Just a drive through the Peaks and such towns as Belper and Matlock will reward you with amazing views of dark, satanic mills – now modern shopping centres and other venues – and you can always find out more about how Sir Richard Arkwright ran the real thing with a visit to Cromford https://www.cromfordmills.org.uk/.

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