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Things To Do

There are so many activities and places of interest in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and the Peak District!

Place Of Interest

Chatsworth house nearby our glampsite

Chatsworth House

(5 miles from site)

(approx 11 mins drive)

Chatsworth House is a stately home in the Derbyshire Dales, 3.5 miles north-east of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield, England. The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, it has belonged to the Cavendish family since 1549.

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Chesterfields famous crooked spire

Crooked Spire

(4.9 miles from site)

(approx 12 mins drive)

The Crooked spire is known nationwide for its unique twist that has formed on its roof over many years, this is a must see place if you are visiting Chesterfield.

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Bakewell market and town


(8.3 miles from site)

(approx 16 mins drive)

Bakewell is a market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, known also for its local Bakewell pudding. It lies on the River Wye, about 13 miles south-west of Sheffield.

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Nearby theme park Alton Towers

Alton Towers

(33.4 miles from site)

(approx 1 hour drive)

Adventure park with roller coasters and vertical drops, plus rides and attractions for younger kids as well.

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Hardwick Hall stately house in Derbyshire

Hardwick Hall

(13.5 miles from site)

(approx 30 mins drive)

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire is an architecturally significant country house from the Elizabethan era, a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. Built between 1590 and 1597 for Bess of Hardwick, it was designed by the architect Robert Smythson, an exponent of the Renaissance style.

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Huge shopping centre Meadowhall


(19.1 miles from site)

(approx 40 mins drive)

Meadowhall shopping venue covers 1.4 million sq ft of floor space and inhabits 290 stores from top independent and international brands, 50 places to eat in Sheffield and drink, and an 11-screen cinema. Ever since it opened in 1990 on the site of a former steelworks, Meadowhall’s been the place to shop in Sheffield in the region.

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Walking Routes

linacre reservoir within walking distance

Linacre Reservoir

(3.8 miles – 8 mins drive)

Linacre can actually be walked to straight from your pod!

A great Derbyshire walk at Stanton Moor
curbar edge, stunning sunset views

Curbar Edge

(4.2 miles – 9 mins drive)

Stanedge edge has the best sunrise views over the peaks

Stanton Moor

Stanedge Edge

Padley Gorge, a Peak distirct walk through the trees and streams

Padley Gorge

(10.6 miles – 20 mins drive)

wyming brook is a walkers dream through the forrest nearby Sheffield

Wyming Brook 

Monsall Head, known for its huge view of the valley with an old train bridge

Monsall Head

(10.9 miles – 20 mins drive)

Creswell Crags, a historic walk in Chesterfield

Creswell Crags

(12.4 miles – 25 mins drive)

(13.3 miles – 23 mins drive)

(14 miles – 28 mins drive)

(18 miles - 38 mins drive)

Cycle Routes
& Hire 

Monsal trail tunnel, unique cycling route through a tunnel and on an old train line
Carsington water, cycle aroung the waters with challenging hills

Monsall Trail

(7.6 miles – 14 mins drive)

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Carsington Water

(20 miles - 37 mins drive)

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Bike Hire & Bike Shops

Hassop Station

Bike Hire

(Peak District)

(7.2 miles – 14 mins drive)

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J E James Cycles


(5.8 miles – 14 mins drive)

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Pubs and Restaurants

highwayman, nice food within walking distance

The Highwayman


(1.3 miles - 3 mins drive)

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fox and goose, perfect stop only 5 mins away

Fox and Goose

(only open on weekends)

(0.3 miles - 1 min drive)

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The Royal Oak pub, just round the corner

Royal Oak

(0.4 miles - 4 mins drive)

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moorlands do the best carvery and are located right in the peak district

The Moorlands
(Owler Bar)


(6 miles - 11 mins drive)

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peacock pub, located in the peaks

The Peacock
(Owler Bar)

(5.8 mile - 10 mins drive)

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the peacock pub

The Peacock

(3.8 miles - 7 mins drive)

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Wild Swimming

Wild swimming near Sheffield

Slippery Stone (Sheffield)

Near the stone-arched packhorse bridge, Slippery Stones is a rocky paddling spot in the sparkling waters of the infant Derwent River. There is also a deep plunge pool, with just enough space for a swim – jump in from the rocky ledge, with caution. The green banks are perfect for a picnic. Under the shadow of the heathered Howden Moors, it is the perfect spot for a quiet evening swim or a great refresher on a hot summer’s day.


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Wild swimming in Bakewell

Youlgreave (Bakewell)

Just a ten minute drive south of Bakewell is the picturesque village of Youlgreave (sometimes spelt Youlgrave), which sits between the River Bradford and River Lathkill. On the River Bradford is a designated swimming area that has been carved out of the rock along the river.

(parking is quite limited)


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mermaidspool, walking route with swimming spot in the peaks

Mermaids Pool (Kinder Scout, Derbyshire)

The pool is a challenging five-kilometre hike from Hayfield, and you will need to cross boggy, pathless open moorland; it is best enjoyed by determined walkers or fell runners who want to combine a day on the moors with a swim and perhaps lunch by the beautiful Kinder Downfall. Those who make the effort will be rewarded with expansive views of the Peak District’s heathered moorland. You should take plenty of food and warm drinks; the only facilities are in Hayfield or the nearby historic market town, Glossop.


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Chatsworth House, wild swimming in the river derwent

Chatsworth (River Derwent, Bakewell)

With grassy banks, shady trees, and sandy shallows to paddle in, the gentle River Derwent is a perfect place to pass a sunny afternoon. The river is easily reached from the footpaths that pass through the estate; it is a short, downhill walk from the Calton Lees car park or can be reached by following the river from Chatsworth House. There are refreshments available at Chatsworth, and at the garden centre at Calton Lees (where there are also toilets).


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watersports at rother valley, canoeing, skiing, boarding

Rother Valley (Sheffield)

(14.7 miles - 33 mins drive)

- Water ski

- Paddle board

- Aqua park

- Wind surfing

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peaksandpaddles, caving, absailing, canoeing

Peaks and Paddles

(8.9 miles - 19 mins drive)

- Caving

- Abseiling

- Canoeing

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carsingtons paddleboarding, kayaks, conoes and boats

Carsington Water Sports

(20 miles - 37 mins drive)

- Rowing boats

- kayaks

- Canoe

- Paddleboarding

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Golf & pitch and putt

golf course tapton, pitch and putt and driving range

Tapton Park
Golf Course


(5.4 miles – 14 mins drive)

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bondhay pitch and putt


(16.1 miles - 34 mins drive)
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rothervalley golf course

Rother Valley


(14.7 miles - 33 mins drive)

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footgolf in Chesterfield and Sheffield

Tapton Park (Chesterfield) (5.4 miles – 14 mins drive)

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Rother Valley (Sheffield) (14.7 miles - 33 mins drive)

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The Odeon Luxury cinema in Sheffield

Odeon LUXE


(14 miles – 33 mins drive)

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Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield


4.8 miles – 12 mins drive

Winding Wheel Theatre, 13 Holywell St, Chesterfield S41 7SA

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Winding Wheel Theatre


Chesterfield museum


4.9 miles – 12 mins drive

Chesterfield Museum, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TD

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Chesterfield Museum

Escape Room

Escaperoom in Chesterfield

Chesterfield Escape Room


4.6 miles – 12 mins drive

19, 25 Soresby St, Chesterfield S40 1JW

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Cineworld Chestefield Cinema



(5.4 miles – 16 mins drive)

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Local Essentials

Grocery Shops

Local Grocerys Shops, Morrisons, Co-Op, Farmfoods, Lidl, Tesco

Morrisons (4.2 miles - Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield S40 3DP)

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Co op (3.3 miles - Wardgate Way, Chesterfield S40 4SL)

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Farmfoods (3.3 miles - Wardgate Way, Holmehall, Chesterfield S40 4SL)

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Lidl (3.9 miles - 219 Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield S40 2BA)

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Tesco (5.5 miles - Lockoford Ln, Chesterfield S41 7JB)

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Littlemoor Gospel Chapel Church in Chesterfield

Littlemoor Gospel Chapel

(4.6 miles - 24 Littlemoor, Chesterfield S41 8QL

11am on Sundays)

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walton Evangelical Church in Chesterfield


(4.6 miles - Moorland View Rd, Chesterfield S40 3DD

10am and 6pm Sundays)

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