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Walking in the Peak District

Stay at the gateway to the Peak District National Park

The hotel is situated on the edge of the peak district national park – a walker's paradise. Britain’s most visited national park offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored – from steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.

You can follow national or local trails or simply take advantage of 524sq km (202sq miles) of open access land. For experienced walkers, the long distance 431km (268 miles) Pennine Way national trail starts from nearby Edale and there are a wealth of additional routes to explore and enjoy. However, for something slightly more manageable, head towards neighbouring Lyme Park, White Nancy in nearby Bollington, the Macclesfield to Marple canal network or the Middlewood Way – both just a mile from the hotel.

At front desk, two local walk maps are available – a 2.5 mile route that heads into National Trust Lyme Park and through Pott Shrigley village before returning to the hotel. Plus, a 6.5 mile challenging hike towards Bowstones, where fabulous views of both Manchester and into the Dark Peak can be enjoyed. Please note that stout footwear are required for both

We specialise and frequently accommodate walking groups and tours – please contact our reservations department on 01625 575 757 for details.


Download the route details for the Bowstones Walk and the Pott Shrigley Walk below:


Pott Shrigley Walk


Bowstones Walk