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Chatsworth & the Peak District

Hathersage & Castleton
 
Explore the dramatic beauty of Britain's first National Park on this self-guided walking holiday, with luggage transported. Stay in two typical Peak District towns, enjoy panoramic views across the moorland, and visit Chatsworth House and its beautiful gardens.
Chatsworth & the Peak District. 4 nights
Chatsworth & the Peak District. 4 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday in the Peak District

The Peak District was Britain’s first National Park and is, arguably, still the best, worthy of its status as the most popular. Within its boundaries lies a varied landscape where grand country houses and neat villages occupy lush valleys, while craggy edges mark the beginning of open heather moorland.
Linking two market towns typical of the area, this walk provides plentiful opportunities for you to discover the contrasting landscapes of ‘the Peak’, while enjoying warm hospitality at our hand-picked guesthouses.
Beginning in Hathersage, our route follows the River Derwent before rising to the summit of Win Hill, which rewards with spectacular views over the Upper Derwent Valley and Ladybower Reservoir. You then head off to your final destination in Castleton, taking in more stunning views from the hills as you make your way to the geological gems of Mam Tor and the Blue John Mines.
 

Book now for autumn 2020 or summer 2021

The easing of travel restrictions for UK citizens means that we are resuming this holiday from the start of September 2020.

Looking further ahead, we are keeping our prices the same, so you can book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices.

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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    The weather in the Peak District can be unpredictable, so pack for all weathers.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 6 6 9 12 15 19 20 20 18 14 9 7
    mm 71 57 62 59 58 58 52 62 58 60 70 73
  • Arrival in Hathersage
    Night 1: at The Plough Inn (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Circular walk from Hathersage: 16.5km (10.5 miles), 6 hrs
    For your first day, we provide a transfer to the Chatsworth Estate, from where you walk back to Hathersage. You are taken to the pretty estate village of Edensor, where each house is built in a different style – when the village was re-sited, the busy Duke of Devonshire simply ordered ‘one of each’ when it came to choosing the design of the houses! Take your time to explore before setting off towards the neat, landscaped parkland of Chatsworth House itself, seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Dating from the late 17th century, Chatsworth is one of Britain’s best-loved country estates and now houses famous works of art, a working farmyard and a spectacular cascade, as well as shops and places to eat. We thoroughly recommend you visit the house (pay locally).
    Your route back to Hathersage continues through the deer park along the banks of the River Derwent to the small town of Baslow. Here, you climb through bracken to reach the first of the gritstone ‘edges’ that characterise this region, enjoying an easy walk along Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges with rewarding views over heather moorland on your right and the wooded river valley on your left. A direct descent through woodland takes you to the village of Grindleford where you rejoin the Derwent to follow its banks to Leadmill Bridge on the outskirts of Hathersage.
    Chatsworth House
  • Hathersage to Castleton: 17km (10.5 miles), 6.5hrs
    From Hathersage you have a gentle stroll through farmland and woods beside the River Derwent to the village of Shatton. Leaving the river behind, you rise to the summit of Win Hill which rewards with spectacular views over the Upper Derwent Valley and Ladybower Reservoir which was famously used by Lancaster bomber pilots while training for the Dam-buster raid – the film was also shot here in 1954. From Win Hill, you drop down to then ascend Lose Hill. The day ends with a descent into the town of Castleton for two nights at Dunscar Farm.
    Hathersage to Castleton: 17km
    On the route from Hathersage to Castleton
  • Circular walk from Castleton: 11km (7 miles), 4hrs
    For your final day we suggest a walk which enables you to complete the horseshoe of hills which surround Castleton. The walking is on well-trodden, clearly marked paths and affords the opportunity to visit one or two of the the famous Blue John caves en-route (named after the blue and yellow, or bleu-jaune, mineral discovered here) and Peveril Castle, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, at the end of the walk.
    Circular walk from Castleton: 11km
    Peveril Castle
 

Accommodation

Each of your bases offer a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation.
 

Summer 2021

We are keeping our prices the same, so you can book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices.
 
Prices & travel options
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  • 4 nights: 01 April 2020 - 31 October 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 30 Apr 2020 £385 £180
    1 May - 30 Sep 2020 £398 £185
    1 - 27 Oct 2020 £385 £180
    3rd & 4th person discount -£35
    Single traveller supplement £35

    Please note: this holiday is not available to children under 12 years, nor are dogs permitted on Inntravel holidays

    Add £18pn in a single room if staying in Castleton Friday or Saturday

    Included travel: transfer Castleton-Hathersage (if driving)

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    The Plough Inn, Hathersage
    'Luxury': 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2020 £20
    Superior: 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2020 £8

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    The Plough Inn, Hathersage (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 31 Oct 2020 £82 £130
    Dunscar Farm, Castleton (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 31 Oct 2020 £54 £79
    Add £18pn in a single room if staying in Castleton Friday or Saturday
  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - via Chesterfield

    Outward route Price per person Latest train
    arrival time
    taxi Chesterfield station to hotel (1h) £12 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest train
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Chesterfield station (1h) £20 flexible

    Connecting travel options - via Sheffield

    Outward route Price per person Latest train
    arrival time
    taxi Sheffield station to hotel (0h50) £12 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest train
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Sheffield station (0h50) £14 flexible
What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 2 picnics
    4 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfer back to first accommodation to pick up car
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