Peak District Self-Guided Walking Tour 2022

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4, 5 or 8 Days / 3, 4 or 7 Nights
Availability : February to December
Start: The Peveril of the Peak, Dovedale, Derbyshire, England
End: The Peveril of the Peak, Dovedale, Derbyshire, England
Peak District Self-Guided Walking Tour: 3, 4 or 7 nights based at The Peveril of the Peak, Dovedale, Derbyshire

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

We have all the ingredients for the perfect Self-Guided Walking holiday in the Peak District. Our 3-star country house is just a few minutes’ walk from the limestone gorge of Dovedale and is geared to the needs of walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy full board hearty local food, make use of detailed route notes to plan your walks and take advantage of an inspirational location from which to explore the stunning landscapes of the Derbyshire Dales. Our boot and drying room is a convenient place to store your outdoor kit and there are a choice of public areas in which to relax after each day’s walking.There is also free parking on site for guests. Buxton, Bakewell and Chatsworth House are all in the local area.

Peak District Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions for exploring the local area
  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of the Peak District on foot 
  • Enjoy panoramic views from gritstone edges
  • Admire stunning limestone dales
  • Visit classic viewpoints, timeless villages and secret corners
  • Look out for wildlife and learn about the ‘Peaks’ history
  • Choose a relaxed pace of discovery where you can get some fresh air in one of England’s finest walking areas
  • Cycle along the nearby Tissington Trail
  • Discover Chatsworth House
  • Visit the Alton Towers theme park

Pick Up Location & TIme

The Peveril of the Peak, Thorpe, Dovedale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AW (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at The Peveril of the Peak
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • Use of Discovery Point Library at the country house - stocked with maps, walks and local area information
  • Free time to explore the area

Meals

All meals from dinner on arrival day, to breakfast on departure day
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily lunch
  • Daily dinner
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest railway stations are Buxton or Derby)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Local expenses such as transportation
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Unpack Once!

Go where you want, when you want. Take a relaxing stroll or try something more challenging. All our country houses have a Discovery Point with maps, guidebooks and local walks directions to help you tailor your stay.

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
Peak District Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3

Walking Grades Explained:

  • Grades 1 & 2 – Leisurely walking grades
  • Grades 3 & 4 – Moderate walking grades
  • Grades 5 & 6 – Challenging walking grades
What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
Itinerary

Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. 

Accommodation: The Peveril of the Peak (D)

Free Days

Check out the Discovery Point Library at the country house – stocked with maps, walks and local area information. 

For stays of 3 nights, you will have 2 days at your choice.

For stays of 4 nights, you will have 3 days at your choice.

For stays of 7 nights, you will have 6 days at your choice.

Accommodation: The Peveril of the Peak (B, L, D)

Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Local Area

Peak DistrictThe Peveril of the Peak

The Peveril of the Peak occupies a wonderfully peaceful location in the village of Thorpe, and is surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Derbyshire Dales. The nearest facilities are in the small town of Ashbourne, about 3 miles away. Here you’ll find a full range of shops plus supermarkets, banks, chemists, pubs and cafés.

Dovedale

One of the natural wonders of the Peak District, the spectacular limestone valley of Dovedale is less than 1 mile from The Peveril of the Peak – just follow the footpath signs from the car park.

Chatsworth House

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is one of Britain’s most visited stately homes, which sits at the heart of a huge estate. Throughout the house there are fine displays of furniture, silver, tapestries, porcelain and paintings. The formal gardens cover 105 acres and include fountains, sculptures and a maze. Chatsworth is around 50 minutes’ drive from The Peveril of the Peak.

Crich Tramway Village

Located near the village of Crich, about 45 minutes’ drive away, the National Tramway Museum has an
impressive collection of vintage trams which run on a recreated historic street.

Buxton

The Regency spa town of Buxton is about 19 miles from the Peveril of the Peak. Two key attractions are Buxton Opera House and Poole’s Cavern show cave.

Castleton

The popular village of Castleton is an excellent starting point for walks in the ‘Dark Peak’; just under an hour’s drive away. Nearby are four extensive show caves: Peak Cavern, Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern.

Bakewell

Home to the famous ‘Bakewell Pudding’, this is one of the most attractive small towns in the national park. Bakewell is around 35 minutes’ drive away.

Alton Towers

The huge Alton Towers theme park is only 30 minutes’ drive away and is a very popular option for families.

Cromford Mills

Cromford Mills is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fascinating sites dates from 1771 and is about 35 minutes’ drive away.

Haddon Hall

A fortified medieval manor house, dating from the 12th century. Haddon Hall is located near Bakewell, about 45 minutes’ drive away.

Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail is just half a mile away from The Peveril of the Peak. This offers 13 miles of traffic-free cycling along a disused railway line and connects with the 17 mile High Peak Trail. Cycle hire is available nearby.

Dates and Prices
3 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: February 18, 25 $800 $920
2022: March 4, 11, 18, 25 $800 $920
2022: April 1 $800 $920
2022: April 19, 22 $880 $1,000
2022: May 6, 13, 20 $920 $1,040
2022: June 10, 17, 24 $920 $1,040
2022: July 1, 8, 15, 22 $920 $1,040
2022: August 5, 12, 26 $920 $1,040
2022: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $920 $1,040
2022: October 7, 14, 21 $880 $1,000
2022: October 28 $800 $920
2022: November 4, 11, 18 $800 $920
2022: December 2 $800 $920
4 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: February 21, 28 $1,000 $1,160
2022: March 7, 14, 21, 28 $1,000 $1,160
2022: April 11, 15, 25 $1,140 $1,300
2022: May 9, 16, 23 $1,230 $1,390
2022: June 6, 13, 20, 27 $1,230 $1,390
2022: July 4, 11, 18 $1,230 $1,390
2022: August 8, 15, 29 $1,230 $1,390
2022: September 5, 12, 19, 26 $1,230 $1,390
2022: October 3 $1,230 $1,390
2022: October 10, 17, 24 $1,140 $1,300
2022: October 31 $1,000 $1,160
2022: November 7, 14, 21 $1,000 $1,160
2022: December 5 $1,000 $1,160
7 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: February 18, 25 $1,700 $1,980
2022: March 4, 11, 18, 25 $1,700 $1,980
2022: April 15, 22 $1,880 $2,160
2022: May 6, 13, 20 $2,080 $2,360
2022: June 10, 17, 24 $2,080 $2,360
2022: July 1, 8, 15 $2,080 $2,360
2022: August 5, 12, 26 $2,080 $2,360
2022: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,080 $2,360
2022: October 7, 14, 21 $1,880 $2,160
2022: October 28 $1,700 $1,980
2022: November 4, 11, 18 $1,700 $1,980
2022: December 2 $1,700 $1,980

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

Travel Details:
Address is: The Peveril of the Peak, Thorpe, Dovedale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AW

By Rail:
The nearest railway stations are Buxton or Derby.

By Taxi:
From Buxton railway station a taxi takes approximately 45 minutes and costs around £42 if pre-booked. From Derby railway station a taxi takes approximately 40 minutes and costs around £32 if pre-booked. Please note these are 2020 prices relevant to a 4-seat taxi and should only be taken as a guide. 8-seat taxis can be booked at a higher rate. Ashbourne Taxis, our current recommended taxi company, can confirm prices on booking and will arrange shared taxis wherever possible. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Ashbourne Taxis*
Tel: +44 (0) 1335 345198
Mob: +44 7811 196686
Email: ashbourne-taxis@hotmail.co.uk
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Peveril of the Peak Manager.
*Ashbourne Taxis is not owned or managed by us.

By Bus:
There is a bus service as far as Ashbourne, about 3 miles from our country house. From Buxton take the 442 service or from Derby catch the SW1 service.
From Ashbourne complete your journey by taxi, or use the Derbyshire Connect service (01335 342951). The taxi service must be pre-booked in advance by calling 01335 345198 the journey will take approximately 10 minutes and costs £8 for a 4-seat taxi.

By Car:
From the south leave the M1 at junction 24 and head to Ashbourne via the A50 and A515. Continue north on the A515 heading towards Buxton. 1 mile north of Ashbourne turn left, signposted to Thorpe, Dovedale and Ilam. After a further 2 miles the road bends sharply left by the Old Dog pub. The Peveril of the Peak lies ahead at the bottom of the hill. Look out for the sign. From Buxton take the A515 south towards Ashbourne. After 17 miles turn right at a crossroads, following signs to Thorpe. After 1 mile turn right by the Old Dog pub. The Peveril of the Peak lies ahead at the bottom of the hill. Look out for the sign.

From the west leave the M6 at junction 15 and head via the A50, Cheadle (A521) and Oakamoor (A5417) to the A52. At the junction of the A52 and the A523 take the minor road signposted to Ilam. After 1½ miles turn left and descend the hill. Cross the bridge at Ilam, turn right and follow the road up a steep hill and onwards through Dovedale and Thorpe village. The Peveril of the Peak is on the left hand side at the end of the village.

From Buxton take the A515 south towards Ashbourne. After 17 miles turn right at a crossroads, following signs to Thorpe. After 1 mile turn right by the Old Dog pub. The Peveril of the Peak lies ahead at the bottom of the hill. Look out for the sign.

Hotel Descriptions
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The Peveril of the Peak

The Peveril of the Peak, named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel, stands proudly in the Peak District countryside, close to the village of Thorpe. Backed by the cone of Thorpe Cloud, which guards the entrance to Dovedale Gorge and the famous stepping stones at the entrance to the gorge, it’s an ideal base for people hoping to explore the Derbyshire countryside. Surrounded by extensive grounds and rolling countryside, it’s a picturesque retreat with 46 rooms, large shared spaces and a pleasant bar. Stride out from the house to find Dovedale’s wooded ravine, cave-like Dove Holes and of course stepping stones. Upstream lie the heights nicknamed the Dovedale Castle and the Twelve Apostles, best viewed from the grassy spur called Lovers’ Leap. While the Peak bit of the area name refers to small English hills rather than great summits, there’s superb walking to be had on the Roaches and the gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge, while Chatsworth, Tissington and Bakewell make attractive places to explore too.

Address: The Peveril of the Peak, Thorpe, Dovedale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AW

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house. With 46 rooms, Peveril of the Peak has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Room 2 on the ground floor (accessible via 7 steps down from reception) is spacious and attractively styled with a door opening on to the grounds while the Chatsworth Room has a four-poster bed to recline on.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge, bar, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day delving into the Dovedale Gorge or exploring the Peak District, return to the house. Relax on the patio with a coffee or cold drink and soak up the wide-ranging countryside views. Take a turn through the garden and look out for the small canon on one of the lawns. Make your way inside to sit comfortably in the lounge where there’s a stash of wood and a log burner for those colder days or snag a seat in the bar with your fellow guests and sip a great local ale by the large windows.

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