Things to do

Things to do

Things to do

Hathersage (Approximately 5 minutes drive away)

Hathersage is very popular for walkers and rock climbers. The village is overlooked by Moorland and Stanage Edge. There is a range of pubs, hotels and shops to visit.  There are also leisure facilities in Hathersage including an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a bowling green.

Hathersage Outdoor Swimming Pool

Here you have the opportunity to swim in an outdoor heated swimming pool while enjoying stunning views of the Peak District. There is a lawn enclosure and a covered veranda to one side of the swimming pool. There is also a pool cafe serving refreshments.

Castleton (Approximately 10 minutes drive away)

Castleton is a popular tourist destination. There are good walks to do at Mam Tor as well as hang gliding and paragliding.  There are also a number of caverns in Castleton including Blue John Mine, Peak Cavern and Speedwell.

Blue John Mine

Blue John is Britain’s rarest mineral first discovered in Castleton by the Romans. This cavern has natural chambers as well as a working mine. Blue John Mine is a must-see to believe the beauty of it.

Peak Cavern (Now known as Devil’s Arse)

This is the largest of Castleton’s caverns. This used to be inhabited by rope makers, making and supplying the rope for Castleton’s mines. The remains of the cottages are still on view inside. There are also demonstrations of rope making.

Speedwell Cavern

You can get to this cavern by boat. There are several large chambers to view and an underground canal.

Derwent Dams
These are Ladybower, Howden and Derwent reservoirs.

Derwent Cycle Hire is approximately 6 miles from Bamford. From here you could cycle alongside the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs and through the woodland.

Fairholmes Visitors Centre is the start of several circular walks. There is a 6 mile walk around Ladybower reservoir starting and finishing at Fairholmes Visitors Centre.

Fly fishing From March to November you can go fly fishing at Ladybower reservoir where rainbow and brown trout are released.

The Dambusters

The Derwent Dams were used for flying practice for low level bombing techniques during World War II where they perfected the bouncing bomb. This was because the Derwent Dam and surrounding hills resembled some of the German Dams that were a target during the war. The Derwent Valley Museum (aka The Dambuster Museum) contains photos and memorabilia from The Dambusters Movie made in 1954.

Bamford Church

St John the Baptist Church of Bamford is next door to The Derwent.

Sickleholme Golf Club – Approximately 10 minutes away

With stunning views, it is hard to find a more spectacular or picturesque venue. Sickleholme Golf Club offers visiting party rates for golfers.

Bamford Railway Station - Approximately 10 minutes away

This station links Bamford to Sheffield and Manchester.

Chatsworth – Approximately 30 minutes away

Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. There are more than 30 rooms available to visitors. Chatsworth House has one of Europe’s most significant art collections. Events are held in and around the house all year round.

Chatsworth Farmyard is suitable for children of all ages. They can go and see how the animals live in a real farmyard.
There is also an exciting adventure playground, again for children of all ages, with climbing frames, slides and cargo nets.

Chatsworth Gardens – there are 105 acres of gardens to look at and explore.

Chatsworth Garden Centre is located on the Chatsworth Estate and has a diverse product range for you to browse. There is also a quality restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Bakewell – Less than 30 minutes drive from Bamford

Bakewell is the ancient capital of the Peak District. It sits on the banks of the River Wye, where you can go for nice walks along the river. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from as well as events which are held all year round. It is of course, also famous for its Bakewell Puddings.
Bakewell is the start to the Monsal Trail which is very good for walking or cycling.

Haddon Hall, near Bakewell is a medieval manor house, previously restored in the 1920’s by the Duke of Rutland, it is now owned by the Manners family. There is a restaurant which provides a range of daily specials and also wonderful gardens offering the chance to explore the various terraces, right down to the banks of the River Wye.  

Lancashire and Derbyshire Gliding Club

Above Hucklow village behind the plateau of Great Hucklow Edge is the home of the Lancashire and Derbyshire Gliding Club. Great Hucklow Edge is a renowned local launch point for gliders, hang-gliders and paragliders so if you’re in need of an adrenaline rush then you won’t get better views of the rolling hills of Derbyshire than soaring thousands of feet in the air.

Testimonial 1

Hi Claire

First of all I would like to say thank you for creating such a wonderful property, everyone who came were blown away of how amazing the place looked. You have truly turned an old pub into something that looks like a boutique hotel.

The whole specification of the Derwent has been done at the highest standard, from everything from the decor to the electrics and heating. I will ensure that I include all this with the feedback give you on trip advisor.

There's nothing really that can be improved from such a fantastic property. It was definitely a 30th birthday to remember. Thank you.

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