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Peak District climbing with kids (plus abseiling and weaselling)

The Peak District is the perfect destination for outdoor activities, but one of the absolute highlights must be rock climbing. If you’ve spent any time in the National Park, you’ll no doubt have seen various rocks, boulders and cliff-faces dotted with climbers, perhaps along Stanage Edge or Curbar Edge. Whilst we have some fantastic walks …

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Bamford pram-friendly walk to Ladybower Dam (circular, 6.7km)

This pram-friendly Peak District walk leads you along the even footpath of Thornhill Trail to Ladybower Reservoir, where you can see the two large Ladybower Plug holes (technically known as shaft spillways). With a diameter of 24 metres, these plugholes are very impressive in full flow when they allow the overflow of water in the …

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Milldale walk to Ilam Rock (pram-friendly, 4.5km)

Dovedale is a very popular destination for walkers and most make a beeline for Dovedale Stepping Stones. But further up the valley lies the sleepy hamlet of Milldale where this classic Peak District river walk begins. Following the the River Dove closely along the Dovedale Valley this linear routes leads you past the impressive caves …

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Go Ape Buxton REVIEW: tree top fun for kids aged 10+

Go Ape is renowned across the UK as the ultimate high ropes adventure course and receives rave reviews from families who take on the challenge. But did you know that there is a Go Ape in Buxton? Every time we have ventured over to Buxton Country Park to either climb up Solomon’s Temple or venture …

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Lumsdale Falls walk: explore the stunning waterfall near Matlock (circular, 3.3km)

This short, circular Lumsdale Falls walk offers more than just a spectacular waterfall to see. There are peaceful ponds to relax by and the valley is oozing with history dating back to the 17th century, when the water-powered mills were all fuelled by Bentley Brook (the brook that feeds into Lumsdale Falls). The mills were …

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Robin Hood’s Cave walk along Stanage Edge to Stanage Pole (6.9km)

Hidden within the cliff face of Stanage Edge is Robin Hood’s Cave; a secret cave where the notorious Robin Hood and his merry men are believed to have taken shelter. Seeing that Little John is from Hathersage, this could be very true. This walk guide tells you exactly how to find Robin Hood’s Cave, but …

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Bakewell pram-friendly walk along the Monsal Trail (circular, 3.8km)

This easy-going, pram-friendly walk starts in Bakewell town centre by Weir Bridge and leads you up to the very start of the Monsal Trail and along to Bakewell station (disused), before returning back into town. You can extend the walk at Bakewell Station and continue along the Monsal Trail to Hassop Station (also disused), where …

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Easter Peak District 2024: family events and things to do

This Easter Peak District 2024 guide is kept updated as much as possible, but please check the individual event websites before your visit for any last minute changes. Easter in the Peak District is a magical time; spring is in the air, the buds are in bloom, it’s lambing season, and with the rise in …

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Errwood Reservoir walk (circular, 8.3km), including Errwood Hall

Please note that this Errwood Reservoir walk gets exceptionally muddy in the wetter months along the moorland footpaths to the east of the reservoir. Over in the western part of Derbyshire’s Peak District, not too far from Buxton, lies the beautiful Goyt Valley, a popular hiking destination with moorland paths and two large reservoirs fed …

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Bonkers Illumination Golf, Matlock Bath: REVIEW

Matlock Bath is often referred to as Derbyshire-on-Sea and it’s certainly not short of attractions for the whole family. A welcome addition to the high street is Bonkers Illuminations Golf, which brings the seaside favourite pastime of mini-golf into the town. In the heart of Matlock Bath, Bonkers is a fun-filled venue, with nine holes …

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