What to do

Rowlands Cottage is the ideal base for so many activities it is hard to know where to begin. For the walkers and photographers amongst you the Peak District is of course famous for it’s seemingly never ending supply of beautiful walks, spectacular views and abundant wildlife. Our delightful holiday cottage is a great base to explore Dovedale, Monsal Dale, Lathkill Dale . . . . Each of them well worth visiting.

Cyclists can explore the local lanes and pathways or be more adventurous and take to the Tissington Trail – just a short distance away – cycle hire is available at the trail or you can of course bring your own and use our secure storage facility.

For those in need of a shopping fix the towns of Leek, Ashbourne and Buxton are well worth a visit, and since you’ve come this far why not visit Bakewell – home of the famous pudding – you can even post one home.

There are several National Trust properties within driving distance and for the more adventurous a day out at Alton Towers is sure to get the pulse raised.

Whatever you chose to do with your time in the Peak District you’ll be pleased that you chose Rowlands as your holiday cottage.

Below is a list of links to just some of the many attractions around us – we hope that you will find them useful

Chatsworth House & Gardens Beautiful grounds, stunning house, well worth at least a full day of your holiday
Haddon House A beautiful fortified manor house from the 12th century
Ilam Park Extensive views and walks along the banks of the Manifold River
The Roaches Truly stunning scenery – maybe you’ll see a wallaby too
Tissington trail 13 miles of path ideal for walking or cycling
Monsal Dale Known as one of the best views in Derbyshire – along the River Wye
Alton Towers The UK’s largest theme park
Eyam Famous – or should that be infamous ? for the plague.
Tideswell Church Known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’ and rightly so
Peak Walking Features walks all over the Peak District
Walking-Routes 100’s of links to 1000’s of walks – sure to be something here for you