Troutsdale Farm Luxury Barn Holiday Cottages... "a special place to stay"
Troutsdale Farm Luxury Barn Holiday Cottages... "a special place to stay"

Out and About....

The PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK offers stunning scenery and breathtaking landscapes for you to enjoy and explore, covering 4 different counties of StaffordshireDerbyshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.

The small rural parish of Tittesworth sits on the SOUTH WESTERN EDGE OF THE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK near the North Staffordshire/ Derbyshire border between the market towns of Leek (5 mins) and the spa town of Buxton (15 mins), Ashbourne and Macclesfield (25 mins) and with one of the most beautiful runs over the hills of the Peak District to Bakewell (35 mins) with its famous Bakewell pudding - so is ideal for exploring the Peak District National Park and wider area.

The area is also known as the 'Staffordshire Peaks' or the 'Staffordshire Moorlands' and has excellent walking and outdoor pursuits including cycling and climbing close by. Tittesworth Reservoir has its own circular nature trail with excellent children's playgroundcafe and gift shop and Peak Pursuits watersports centre offer a variety of water sports activities on the reservoir, including kayaking and canoeing

Being situated on the North Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire borders ideally situated for visiting some of the countries TOP ATTRACTIONS:

THE ROACHES:-

THE ROACHES are some of the most spectacular gritstone rock formations in the UK.

Very popular for WALKING as well as CLIMBING  and are situated on the south western edge of the Peak District National Park in Staffordshire.

 

From here you get some of the areas most dramatic and scenic landscape and with panoramic views over the tranquil Tittesworth Water and its green valley or on the other side you get beautiful views over purple heather moorlands.

 

As well as being a popular place for recreation The Roaches is an amazing place for wildlife. In fact, the area is protected both nationally and internationally for its wildlife and rare wild habitats:-

  • Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • Forms part of the South Pennine Moor Special Area for Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Area. 
  • Consists of numerous internationally important habitats including blanket bog and upland moorland.
  • There are also many specialist breeding and wintering birds such as curlew, red grouse and tree pipit.
  • Voted one of the top ten walks in the country by The Sunday Telegraph
  • Featured on BBC Countryfile programme.

Find out more:-

 The Roaches Website includes details of 5 circular short and longer walks

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Website now manages The Roaches and this stunning 975 acre landscape of the Peak District 

ALTON TOWERS:-

ALTON TOWERS Theme Resort is Britains premier theme park and is only 25 minutes drive away where you can take on all the thrills of the rides and then return to the peace and quiet of the countryside at night.

  

CBeebies Land - at Alton Towers Resort is home to the very first CBeebies Land with unique themed rides, attractions and live entertainment for children and young families, where CBeebies views can to step right into thier world. 

 

Splash Landing Waterpark boasts hundreds of fantastic interactive water features, from lazy rivers and crazy cannons, to the sensational speed of the Master Blaster water rollercoaster. The Waterpark's Caribbean lagoon offers gallons of excitement for kids of all ages, and is open all year round

 

Alton Towers Spa  - Spoil yourself with a range of personalised spa treatments, from a revitalizing facial to a heavenly massage or aromatic body treatment - seperate entrance to the Theme Park

 

Holloween Scarefest and Fireworks spectacular events - in October and November

 

HISTORIC HOUSES:-

A fantastic variety of historic houses in the area - which also have superb gardens - including:-

 

 

AND GREAT GARDENS:-

Other gardens in the area include:-

2016 IS YEAR OF THE ENGLISH GARDEN!

VisitEngland hand picks 20 of the'the best' and 'most exciting' ....

 

"England has some of the finest gardens in the world from dramatic historic landscapes designed by ‘Capability’ Brown to fragrant English rose gardens. 2016 is the year of the English garden so come and join us for a sensory experience as we hand pick 20 of the most exciting..."

 

and listed are 3 in our area:-

No 2 - Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire

No 5 - Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire 

No 10 -  Chatsworth, Derbyshire 

Checkout the list here

GREAT COUNTRYSIDE:-

Visit and explore the PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK countryside and wider area - Popular areas include nearby The RoachesTittesworth ReservoirRudyard LakeManifold Valley with Manifold cycle/walking trackDovedaleIlamChurnet ValleyGoyt Valley.

 

National Trust Walks in the area:

Ilam Park to Dovedale Stepping Stones: (2.5 miles/4km)  Discover the limestone countryside of the southern Peak District, famed for its wildlife and geology. Starting at the tranquil Victorian landscape and woodland of Ilam Park, this easy walk takes you into Dovedale, an iconic and spectacular gorge carved out by the river Dove.

Manifold Valley Wetton to Ilam: (10 miles/6km) This circular walk from the stone built village of Wetton, in the Peak District National Park, explores Thor's Cave and then continues down to Ilam Park, before returning along the opposite side of the River Manifold.


CAVES AND CAVERNS

Great places for exploring if the weather is not so good - but bear in mind on a hot summers day with just a T-shirt on it can be cold down there!  

The closest is at Pooles Cavern and Country Park at Buxton, only 15 minuets drive away.

2013 was the 160th anniversary of Poole's cavern as a Show cave. It was opened in 1853 by the Duke of Devonshire and equipped with walkways for visitors and the latest incandescent gas lighting.

 

With a beautiful drive over Peak District Countryside to Castleton village there are 3 more caverns at Castleton including World Famous Blue John CavernSpeedwell and Peak CavernsTreak Cliff Cavern.

CYCLING:-

4 cycle trails that are mainly traffic free - with bike hire available

 

 

CYCLING TOUR OF BRITAIN - passing our doorstep!

13 - 16 Sept 2015

Stage 6 - Stoke on Trent to Nottingham - covers OUR LOCAL AREA!

  • Friday 11 September will see the Aviva Tour of Britain race through the Peak District National Park, heading east from the Start in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre,
  •  -  through to Leek, and then covering our local Peak District area - up infamous Gun Hill, through Meerbrook Village,over Tittesworth Water to Blackshaw Moor, and the steep climb on the main road up to Buxton via Flash (Englands highest village),
  • Then onto Bakewell, Matlock to the Finish on Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground.
  • A tough day including several famous climbs in the Peak District is in store for the peloton.
  • You can find an interactive Ordnance Survey map of Stage Six and as the Aviva Tour of Britain approaches you'll be able to find downloadable maps and ETAs, plus the Race Manual by checking back to this page.

Try some of the route challenges yourself anytime during your stay with us - it may be a challenge but the Peak District views area fabulous!

 

CYCLING TOUR RIDE OF 100 on our doorstep!!

Sunday 5th October 2015 

- if you cant make this date - then challenge yourself on some of the great routes used around here on our doorstep!

  • The Friends Life Tour Ride 100 is the official sportive of the Friends Life Tour of Britain.
  • Re-launched in 2014 to have an annual focus on roads with a Tour heritage.
  • It is also now the official sportive of former British and World Road Race Champion Mark Cavendish!
  • Riders have a choice of a 100-mile Pro Ride or the 50-mile Challenge Ride.
  • Both these circular routes will start and finish from Staffordshire University's Leek Road campus, with some exhibitions of latest bike gear and accessories before and after the ride.
  • The routes will take in the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District, including SKODA King of the Mountains climbs like Gun Hill and Hollinsclough Moor, and the roads used by numerous Tour of Britain stages in the area.
  • Find out more, check the route on an interactive Ordnance Survey map and download the GPX file from the official site:

Tour Ride 100 - Professional Route
Tour Ride 100 - Challenge Route

HORSE RIDING:-

Horse riding or pony treking at nearby Northfield Farm at Flash (just 10 minutes drive)

Flash is Englands highest village - so some spectacular views in this lovely part of the Peak District

GOLF:-

There are 2 courses in Leek at 

Leek Golf Club and Westwood Golf Club.

 

With a short drive there is also:-

Whiston Hall Golf Club at Whiston near Alton.

Buxton and High Peak Golf Club in Buxton

Peak Practice Driving Range with floodlighting at Buxton.

WATER SPORTS ACTIVITY

Tittesworth Water Sports and Activity Centre  - So close!  A family run business with 19 years experience, based just on the opposite shores of Tittesworth Reservoir to our holiday cottage, near Leek, in this Staffordshire Peak District area.  

Water activities include:-

  • General Canoe/Kayak Launch - if you already have your own kit, equipment and a bit of experience
  • Canoe/Kayak Hire - with a  range of traditional Open Canoes and Sit On Top Kayaks and all the equipment you need for hire depending on your preference and ability (Sit on tops and Canadian Canoes are suitable for beginners).
  • Stand Up Paddleboards - You can launch your Stand Up Paddle Board from the centre and explore the delights of Tittesworth Water.
  • Taster Sessions in either canoe or kayak.
  • Family Adventure Packages - Half day and full day. 
  • Group activitiy  and team building packages.
  • Kayak Fishing - Fish at Tittesworth from your own kayak or canoe
  • Fishing - They also offer day and season fishing permits from designated area around the lake.
  • Orienteering.
  • Sailing and Windsurfing

Please check out their website for opening and activity session times.

FISHING:-

  • Nearby pools at Thorncliffe. 
  • Tittesworth Water Sports and Activity Centre - Day and season ticket fishing available at neaby Tittesworth Reservoir. You can fish from designated areas around the lake. Permits available from the Centre.
  • Basford Coarse Fishery near Cheddleton. 
  • Danebridge Fishery at Wincle.
  • Rudyard Lake
  • Blake Hall Fishery near Cheadle.
  • Peaks Fly Fishing - for fly fishing lessons OR fly fishing experience days - on private river or local still water.  Ideal for family or friend groups -  have a fun and  exciting session outdoors enjoying beautiful Peak District scenery with your family and enjoy nature, whilst still learning fly fishing and developing an understanding of techniques - IF you catch the fish each group member can take a fish home - then cook on the BBQ at our holiday cottages for your supper!

SWIMMING:-

Splash Landings Caribbean themed water park at Alton Towers (can enter seperate to Alton Towers) has fantastic water rides including a sensational water rollercoaster as well as more sedate lazy rivers.

 

Waterworld, the UK's no1 Indoor Tropical Aqua Park at Festival Park in Stoke.

 

Swimming pools at Brough Park Leisure Centre in Leek and DC Leisure Centre in Buxton

PAMPER DAYS

The Mill Wheel Spa - NEW Spa facility - just under a mile from our holiday cottages!  Perfect for treats and pampering.

The Mill Wheel Spa is at our local country hotel, it is new in 2015 and is open to the public (ie not just for their hotel stays) - and therefore this is a facility that is close to our property which is available for guests to use/experience - they do various packages and prices and if you look on their website it will tell you all about it - if you also want to sign up to their newsletter/mailing list they will let you know about any discounts or special offers.

 

Other nearby places include:-

The Spa at The Dome in Buxton

The Spa at Alton Towers Resort

The Retreat in Leek

CRAFTS

Knit and Natter, Crochet, Sewing, Pottery Throwing, Decopatch, Pottery Painting, Clay Modelling, Needle Felting, Beading, Jewellery - something for either individual members of family or for a get together with a group of your friends ..... or just pop into the shops, browse, purchase and bring something back to do curled up by our lovely log fire!

 

Some lovely ideas for the 'gentle' hens parties we sometimes host  (some places will make you a bespoke craft afternoon)  combined with a peak district walk, maybe abit of outdoor pursuits and a good meal at the local pub or restaurant.

 

Manifold Valley Craft Barn - in the heart of the Peak District, about 15 minutes drive away - have previously hosted some of our 'gentle' 'creative' hen parties

TOAST - Totally Original Artisans Staffordshire - Getcliffes Yard in Leek

Bibelot - Craft Shop with Craft Workshops

Cabbage Rose - St Edwards Street, Leek

Yard Tearooms - Getcliffe Yard in Leek

PERSONALISED PRIVATE TOURS

Peaks, Plains and Pottery Tours provide luxury personalised tours across the Peak District, Cheshire Plains and the China Potteries Factories and Shops around Stoke on Trent.  For small groups from 4 upwards - discover some of the areas most beautiful and interesting sights.  Prices include luxury travel, lunch, refreshments and a tour guide leader to look after your day. Tailored packages are also available.

WILDLIFE

Coombes Valley RSPB Nature Reserve - please check website for opening times.

A delightful oak woodland to walk through – especially in spring and early summer when lots of migrating birds come to breed at the reserve. Birds you may see on the steep valley sides include flycatchers, redstarts and wood warblers. There are a wide variety of butterflies to spot too. 

In winter, redwings, fieldfares and winter finches are regular visitors. There's a nature trail so the reserve is a good place for people of all ages to get closer to nature, although the footpaths are steep in places.

 

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves  - all site locations can be found on their website.

Staffordshire Wildlife owns and manages some 26 nature reserves - those close by include:-

  • The Roaches: Soaring rock faces and panoramic views make The Roaches, near Leek, one of the most photographed landscapes in Staffordshire. Highlights: Visit at any time of year to enjoy breathtaking scenery and wild open landscapes.
  • Brown End Quarry: A former limestone quarry now managed as a geological nature reserve near Waterhouses.Highlights: Visit all year round to enjoy the dramatic rock exposures.

  • Ipstones Edge: A mixture of heathland, moorland and woodland near Ipstones. Highlights: The heathland is at its best in late summer when the hillside is covered in swathes of purple heather.

  • Castern Wood: Ancient woodland and species rich limestone grassland in the Manifold Valley. Highlights: Visit in late summer to see aromatic wild thyme and yellow rockrose and an abundance of butterflies.

  • Rod Wood: A 40 acre nature reserve near Cheddleton which consists of some of the finest wildflower meadows in the county. Highlights: Visit in July to see the flowers at their best and look out for orchids.

  • Thorswood: Flower rich pastures and a spectacular rolling landscape in the Weaver Hills. Highlights: Visit during summer to see orchids and look for hares lying quietly in the grass.

  • Weag's Barn: Picturesque meadows and woodland near Waterhouses. Highlights: Walk to the derelict barn at the top of the hillside to get spectacular views across the Manifold Valley.

  • Harston Wood: A flower filled ancient woodland in the Churnet Valley. Highlights: Woodland wildflowers in spring, with wild garlic carpeting the woodland floor.

  • Side Farm Meadows: 10 acres of attractive wildflower meadows and a trickling waterfall near Oakamoor.Highlights: In mid summer catch knapweed and ox-eye daisy in flower and dragonflies buzzing around the small pond

THE POTTERIES

Stoke-on-Trent has been shaped by the pottery industry for over 300 years and is affectionately known the world over as 'The Potteries'.

Visit Stoke on Trent, the world capital of pottery with museums & factory tours & over 20 factory outlets including Burleigh,  Emma BridgewaterMoorcroftWedgewoodSpodePortmeireonRoyal WorcesterAynsleyDenby Factory OutletHudson and Middleton

 

Enjoy the complete ceramics experience and the Ceramics Trail. You can also discover the history and heritage of the Potteries at award-winning museums and visitor centres, see world renowned collections, go on a factory tour and meet the skilled workers and learn about the skills and craftsmanship that go into producing this famous pottery. Have a go at creating your own masterpiece with the many hands-on opportunities available, and shop till you drop or pick up a bargain with the many pottery factory shops in the City.

 

Also see the exclusive Staffordshire Hoard, award winning museums. Visit the Trentham Estate with Italian GardensShopping VillageMonkey Forest, and mile long lake.


SCIENCE

Joderall Bank Observatory & Discovery Centre with its world famous giant Lovel Telescope and from where BBC programme Star Gazing Live 2012/13 /14 comes from.

STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD

The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found with ermenant display of items at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke with events

NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's Centre of Remembrance and set in 150 acres of trees, gardens and wildflower meadows

EATING OUT

There are some good local village pubs serving home cooked food and real ale.

 

  • Sera - Italian Resaurant/Bistro - under 1 mile away - between us and Leek (on the Buxton Road)
  • Cottage Kitchen Country Cafe - Leek Based Cottage Delight has opened its first cafe - at Winkhill, on the Ashbourne Road out of Leek (about 15 mins drive - on the route to Alton Towers or Ashbourne)

2 private chefs have previous cooked for guests - please contact us for their details.

 

TEA ROOMS
Various tea rooms in the area-

Sheila's Restaurant and Tea Room - a small and friendly family run establishment based at Intakes Farm, Rushton Spencer in 400 year old farmhouse - for afternoon tea or cream teas and four course Sunday lunch menu - Special occasions and group bookings can also be catered for. Please check opening times.

White Hart Tea Rooms - Leek (on Stockwell Street, just off the market place) - Leek's oldest tearoom!

The Yard Tearooms in Getcliffe Yard, Leek

Waterview Restaurant - at Tittesworth Water Amenity Area

The Roaches Tearoom - near to the The Roaches

 

 


FESTIVALS

Ashbourne Shrove Tide Festival

Peak District Walking Festival

Leek Arts Festival

Buxton Festival

Well Dressings in surrounding local villages throughout the Peak District


LOCAL SHOPS and SHOPPING

LEEK

Leek is only about 5 minutes drive away from the holiday cottages.  

This historic market town on the edge of the Peak District National Park won THE DAILY TELEGRAPH'S 'HIGH STREET OF THE YEAR' RUNNER UP 2013.

With a 900 year old market charter and market place, it  includes chemists, butchers, greengrocers, bakery, Post Office, variety of restaurants and takeaways as well as many independent shops, with local market days and fine food fair. 

There are also main supermarkets, Morrisons, Waitrose, Sainsburys, small Aldi and Asda. 

Visit Leek - a new website listing events, attractions, food and drink places, shopping, outdoor activities

Check out the new Leek Video which includes our local area Peak District countryside and The Roaches.

Also Checkout the vibrant Totally Locally Leek Facebook page to discover more about some of our great independant shops or the Leek Website as well as their Sunday Supplement Markets they organise.

 

Getliffes Yard in Leek - Restored 19th Century Getliffes Yard is a vibrant community of shops, businesses and cafes. Original cobblestones below a magnificent glass dome offers a relaxed atmosphere.

 

BUXTON

The Spa town of Buxton is just 15 minutes drive away over some beautiful Peak District Countryside. With independant shops and a shopping centre, Buxton Opera House and the Pavilion gardens to mention just a few things

Explore Buxton - ultimate online guide to events, news and things to do in Buxton

 

Ashbourne, Bakewell and Macclesfield market towns are also just short drives away.

 

FARMERS MARKETS AND FIND FOOD FAIRS - Produce and crafts that are grown, reared, cooked, pickled, smoked, brewed or made locally are for sale:-

Monthly:-

Leek Fine Food Market - generally held third Saturday of every month

 

Buxton Farmers' Market - generally held first Thursday of every month inside the Octagon Hall at the Pavillion Gardens in Buxon.

 

Bakewell Farmers Market - Generally held on the last Saturday of every month (sometime early for Christmas, and sometime not January - please check)

Held at the Agricultural Business Centre it is now not only widely recognised as home to one of the UK's top five livestock markets – and it has the second largest farmers' market in the country, with only Winchester boasting a larger number of stall holders - regularly attracting more than 5,000 visitors and is so popular that many of the 70 stall holders are selling out before closing time – and there is a waiting list of more than 50 traders.

Ashbourne Farmers' Market - Generally held fourth Thursday of every month.

 

Rhode Hall - first Saturday of every month (except January)

 

Treacle Market Macclesfield - last sunday of every month (except December)  

A Bustling Arts, Antiques, Crafts, Food and Drink Market, held on the cobbles of the historic Marketplace in Macclesfield. With around 140 stalls of exceptional food and drink, unique crafts and vintage finds.

 

Peak Shopping Village

A relaxed shopping experience with in the stunning countryside of Derbyshire and the Peak District - with national named retailers such as Mountain Warehouse, Pavers Shoes, Cotton Traders and Field and Trek mingle with stores such as Authentic Furniture, The Wool Room and The Gift Company. Enjoy great value and choice in fashion and accessories, home ware and gifts, outdoor clothing and equipment and much more.

Just a short distance from the market town of Bakewell or Haddon Hall, and just two miles from Chatsworth House and Gardens.

 

RACING

Uttoxeter Racecourse 

Includes The Midlands Grand National.  Go and experience the excitement and anticipation as the horses thunder past, at the second longest steeple chase in the country!

 

CASTLES

Tutbury Castle

Occupied since the Stone Age, the castle is first recorded in 1071, as one of the new castles built to stamp the authority of the Norman conquerors across the Midlands. Since then, the castle has played an important part in English history on many occasions, in warfare and in peace.

 

The castle is best known as one of the prisons of Mary Queen of Scots, who was held here on four occasions. It was here that she became involved in the plot that ultimately led to her bloody execution at Fotheringhay.

 

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

After recent restoration work and a programme of archaeological investigation Stafford Castle is considered one of the best surviving examples of Norman earthworks in the country.  A programme of archaeological excavations has gradually revealed many of its secrets. Visitors can follow an informative trail of interpretation panels to discover the castle's history. Today, the remains of the castle, together with the surrounding grounds, give visitors a fascinating insight to the 900 year history of this important site.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

 

Walking:  

From the Doorstep: - footpaths include the waymarked ordnance survey map 'Churnet Valley Way' and 'Staffordshire Moorlands Leek to Peak walk' around nearby Tittesworth Water - both of which link into the Nature Trail around Tittesworth Reservoir or other footpaths in the area, including upto The Roaches.

 

Just some of our top walk suggestions:-

  • Nature Trail around Tittesworth Water
  • The Roaches - one of the top ten walks in the country
  • Rudyard Lake
  • Manifold Valley
  • Ilam
  • Dovedale
  • Goyt Valley
  • Dimmingsdale
  • Macclesfield Forest
  • Danebridge 

 

Walking Trails: - traffic free/long distance, Footpaths, Guided walks, Pennine Way, Staffs Way, Peaks way, Peak District walking festival

 

Guided Walks:-

Want to get out and explore our beautiful countryside - but perhaps abit unsure about following footpaths or where to go - then try Sally Mosely from Sally Mosely Guided Walks.  Guided walks from 1-10 miles including local history, facts, features and gossip! - Join in one of her walks with others, or book her for your group walk.

 

Cycling: 

Traffic free trails (or nearly traffic free)

 

Manifold Track - 9 miles (14.5 km) - NCN route 54

  • A child-friendly route in the White Peak District.  
  • Listed at one of 'Britains Best Bike Rides' by The Guardian
  • Starting at Waterhouses Old Station Car Park or Hulme End Visitor Centre, it is a gentle amble through the picturesque valleys of the Hamps and Manifold rivers, passing beneath the famous Thor's Cave gaping over the trail from its position up in the limestone spur. This section, with its rocky outcrops and surrounding wooded slopes, is the most dramatic of the trail.
  • The 100m long Swainsley Tunnel is illuninated.  
  • It was the first railway path in Britain to be converted for public use after the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway shut in 1934 after a mere 30 years of service.
  • National Trust Tea room at Wetton Mill along the trail or refreshments at Hulme End village with visitor centre, village shop and pub The Manifold.  Waterhouses has Ye Olde Crown Inn, or the Red Lion Inn a mile up the road serves traditional home cooking.
  • Bike Hire available at Brown End Farm Cycle Hire, Waterhouses - Check out the Manifold Track Map

 

To see on the way:

  • Thor's Cave was occupied from the end of the Palaeolithic period to Roman times. It's a steep climb, but the views are worth it.
  • Wetton Mill is an old corn mill on the Manifold that closed in 1857 and you can still see remnants of its operation: the limestone outhouses of the mill, the bridge built in 1805 by the 5th Duke of Devonshire and the dammed section of the river that was the millpond. There are great views from here and you can splash about in the river too.
  • The Brown End Quarry nature reserve at Waterhouses is a former limestone quarry, now a site of special scientific interest. The vertical exposures were once part of the sea bed, with rocks 350 million years old.

 

 

Monsal Trail -

  • Cycle the magnificent Monsal Trail from Blackwell Mill Wyedale near Buxton to Bakewell  -  8.5 miles of traffic-free cycle route.
  • The Monsal trail is a disused railway line closed in 1968 & recently converted in 2010-2011 into a new traffic free cycle track, allowing people to cycle from Blackwell Mill, near Buxton to Bakewell. The trail follows the river Wye, & takes you through several newly opened lit tunnels, between steep gorges, surrounding limestone hills & across the spectacular Monsal Dale viaduct making this an exceptional cycling experience.
  • Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire and Tuck Shop with 'Gel Seat' bikes, Electric bikes, child seats, tagalongs and trailers
  • Hassop Station with it's cafe, books, cycle hire and shop on the Monsal Trail -

    This spacious, elegant Old Station building has a sun terrace fronting the Monsal Trail for balmy sunny days and outside dining.  They also have a large outdoor covered seating area with Wendy Houses and playframe to keep the little ones entertained.

    We can also boast a large outdoor covered seating area with Wendy Houses to keep the little ones entertained, and any dog walkers dry! They also offer take away food, drinks and icecreams for you to enjoy as you explore the trail.

 

other cycle routes include Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail

bike hire

 

 

Mountain Biking:

 

  • Nearby Macclesfield Forest offers routes where cyclist and horse riders can take advantage of the concessionary bridlepaths in the forest which offer great views of the forest and the surrounding areas including the Peak District and the Cheshire Plain.

 

  • Chase Trails available in the Cannock Chase area of South Staffordshire.

NB. Mountain bikes are not legal on footpaths and should only be used along bridleways, by-ways, cycle trails and roads both classified and unclassified

 

 

Rock Climbing:

Watersports: & Peak Pursuits on Tittesworth Res(canoeing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling archery, orienteering)

Hang Gliding/Para gliding:

Caving/Pot holing

Pony trekking/horseriding

Orienteering:

Birdwatching: – RSPB combes valley nature park, Periguin falcons on Roaches, Curlew pewits little owls etc

Peak District Helicopter Rides

Clay Pigeon shooting

Narrow Boat rides – Endon/Denford

Hot Air Balloon Rides ( at HopeValley & Shugborough)

Hill Rolling  - Spheremania at Rushton Spencer - Fling yourself down a hill in a large Zorb ball.

For Paintball, Quad Biking and Woodland Laser Tag at Wild Park Derbyshire

 

 

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Troutsdale Farm

Springbank Wood

Tittesworth

Blackshaw Moor

Leek ST13 8TJ

 

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- We can accommodate week breaks, weekend breaks and midweek breaks.

- There really is so much to see and do in this lovely area to keep all the family entertained - see our 'out and about' page

OFFER - last few dates for JUNE,JULY & AUGUST 2017 - will include delicious cream tea on arrival -  homemade fresh scones, local or homemade jam, british butter and fresh cream - just simply request when booking please..

Summer Holidays at Troutsdale Farm!  Family BBQ's, glorious Peak District views  ... AND an area with so much to do - keep everyone entertained! Weekend, midweek and week breaks available ... Check availability here 

          New for 2017! RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 

7-11 June 2017 

For the first time in more than a decade, the RHS Royal Horticultural Society) is embarking on a new show locally "with a style and content unlike any of its existing events" with "cutting edge design in the heart of Derbyshire"

Chatsworth is just a lovely 40 minutes drive over stunning Peak District countryside from our cottages - so be sure to to book your tickets during your stay with us, or find out more here

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"We very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage is so very comfortable, with lovely views. The welcoming sponge cake was very much appreciated. This is our second stay and we will be back again next year"

 

"Lovely cottage, lovely area, lovely holiday!  Thank you"

 

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CHECK OUT THE LOVELY LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE HERE IN THIS VIDEO... (can be enlarged once you start to play)

Harvesting Video at Troutsdale Farm ...

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