Things to Do

Whilst staying at Croft Farm there is always something going on, and places that are open to visit. Enjoy the journey on all of your days out, the countryside is beautiful in all directions.

The High Peak Trail (which Croft Farm is next to) is a traffic-free path that runs for 17 miles between Dowlow near Buxton and High Peak Junction near Cromford.  It follows the route of the former High Peak Railway Line, opened in 1831 to carry minerals between Cromford Canal and the Peak Forest Canal.  Then, there is the Tissington Trail which follows the former railway line between Buxton and Ashbourne, opened in 1899, operated by the London and North Western Railway.  It was the last railway to be built in the Peak District.  The line closed in the 1960s and the land was purchased by the Peak District National Park in 1971 to transform it into a trail for walkers, riders and cyclists.

The Tissington Trail is joined by the 17 mile long High Peak Trail at Parsley Hay, making an extensive route that is part of the National Cycle Network.  The High Peak Trail runs from High Peak Junction near Cromford to Dowlow, near Buxton, through beautiful White Peak countryside.

Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud – Click for information
Carsington Water – Click for information
Cycle Hire at Middleton Top, Carsington
and Parsley Hay – Click for information
Sir Arkwrights Masson Mills – Click for information
Cromford Canal – Click for information
Middleton Top Engine House – Click for information
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway – Click for information
National Stone Centre –Click for information

Peak District Lead Mining Museum
and Temple Mine, Matlock Bath – Click for information

Rainster Rocks Harborough Rocks – Click for information

Ilam Park (National Trust) – Click for information
Riber Castle – Click for information
Tissington Trekking Centre – Click for information
Kedleston Hall (National Trust) – Click for information
Buxton Opera House – Click for information
Midland Railway Centre, Butterley – Click for information
Peak Railway, Darley Dale – Click for information
Ashbourne Market Town – Click for information
Bakewell Market Town – Click for information
Lathkill Dale – Click for information
Ashbourne and Brailsford Golf Clubs – Click for information
Yeavely Shooting Ground – Click for information
Peak Village – Click for information 
East Midland Designer outlet (Shopping village) – Click for information
Matlock Bath Masson Mill (Shopping outlet) – Click for information
Haddon Hall – Click for information
Chatsworth House – Click for information

Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre – Click for information
Denby Pottery Visitors Centre – Click for information
NT Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood – Click for information
Bolsover Castle – Click for information
Tutbury Castle – Click for information
NT Calke Abbey – Click for information
Blue John Mines Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton – Click for information
Uttoxeter Races – Click for information
Ladybower Resevior – Click for information
Tittesworth Resevior – Click for information
Renishaw Hall and Gardens – Click for information
The National Brewery Centre – Burton-on-Trent – Click for information
NT Hardwick Hall – Click for information
NT Lyme Park – Click for information