Are you a fan of walking? Are you interested in the historic caverns that lie below this rugged countryside? Do you like getting outdoors and don’t mind the wintery weather we encounter in this fantastic part of the UK? Why not hire a motorhome from one of our North West depots easily accessible from both Liverpool and Manchester airport and all major railway stations.
Once you’ve picked up your motorhome head towards Buxton an hours drive from Manchester Airport. Why not take a journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns, see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll through beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint. Situated in this small spa town deep in the hills the caves offer full guided tours and if you want to try your more adventurous side there is a high ropes course which is great for kids and adults alike.
After a fun day deep in the caves and after you’ve rested your weary legs in your motorhome for the night, why not set your GPS system up and head east towards the stately home that is Chatsworth House which is located in between the market town of Bakewell and Chesterfield and located on the River Derwent. This will take you about an hour to get to in your motorhome.
Chatsworth is owned by the Cavendish family and is the seat of the Duke Of Devonshire. During winter the house and gardens are shut but re open in March. The park grounds and farm shop are open all year round. Starting on the 11th February the farmyard and children’s adventure playground re open for half term. The park is home to 10000 acres of land that was designed by Capability Brown in the 1760’s which is home to a diverse amount of wildlife and nature. The kids will love The Cascade a set of stone steps which water flows from a set of fountains at the top. It was built in 1696 and rebuilt on a grander scale in 1701.It has 24 cut steps, each slightly different and with a variety of textures so that each gives a different sound when water runs over and down them.
After a day wandering round the fantastic Chatsworth estate and after a well deserved sleep in your motorhome and a warm shower jump in the driver’s seat and head south and after an half hour’s drive you arrive at the picturesque village of Matlock Bath. The River Derwent meanders through this bustling little village which is filled with gift shops , restaurants and numerous fish and chip shops. If you’ve got a head for heights then the main attraction here is right up your street. The Heights Of Abraham cable car provides unspoiled views across the Derwent Valley, as you reach the summit there are numerous activities that you can participate in.
Park up in your motorhome and get ready for your final day out. For the more serious of walkers the next stop on your trip should take you to Kinder Scout .This has to be one of the most famous walks in the Peak District. Being the highest point in the Peak District also means that it’s home to the tallest waterfall too- being thirty meters high, this waterfall is a sight to behold, but this waterfall is known to sometimes be blown backwards in the wind conditions deem it so.
In addition to the waterfall, Kinder Scout is also home to a Mermaid Pool which, other than being a great place for a photo, but the myths say that it’s also home to a Mermaid! Kinder scout is one of the most challenging walks in Britain so make sure you bring a compass and warm clothing on your stay.
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