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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 the front desk, a map detailing 2 fun, family-friendly walks around the estate, and 4 walks in the local area – ranging from 3 miles and 8 miles, is available. They are priced at just £1 each, from which a donation is made to our nominated local charity. The walks take in the best of the local area - Lyme Park, Bollington, and Macclesfield Canal.

NOTE: if following the walks on the estate, for health & safety reasons, do not stray from the defined route. Walking on or around the golf course is strictly not permitted

Please note that stout footwear is required for all. 


We specialise and frequently accommodate walking groups and tours – please contact our reservations department on 01625 575757 for details.