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 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 ( Further afield you’ll find beautiful Bakewell ( and slightly further still is Buxton. Come here and families will be fascinated by the limestone caves at Poole’s Cavern, ( 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

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

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