Places to Visit
Please see below some of our suggestions for places to visit near to Litton Mill and around the Peak District.
Abseiling Miller's Dale Bridge
Abseil from the nearby Miller’s Dale bridge above the river Wye giving you an 80 foot abseil of which 70 foot is free hanging. Previous experience not necessary
Paragliding and Hang-Gliding
The Derbyshire Flying Centre operates in the Hope Valley and provides taster sessions / full courses in Paragliding and Hang-Gliding
Blue John Cavern
Visit the world famous Blue John Cavern, home to eight of the fourteen known varieties of Blue John stone, a beautiful and ornamental fluor-spar. Blue John can be seen in its natural state along with stalactites, stalagmites and huge caverns
Creswell Crags is a spectacular magnesian limestone gorge that straddles the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It also contains Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art, 10000 years older than the pyramids.
Fishing - River Wye
The Cressbrook and Litton Flyfishers Club controls the fishing on the river Wye which passes besides the mill. They can be contacted for day passes and further details.
Discover the sights and sounds of a steam or diesel locomotive at the preserved railway and enjoy a ride through the delightful Derbyshire countryside. Also offers courses on driving steam trains.
Well dressing, also known as well flowering, is a tradition most closely associated with the Peak District, in which wells, springs and other water sources are decorated with designs created from flower petals. See the website for where they will be taking place.
PureOutdoor offers courses in mountain biking in some of the best biking terrain in the country. They teach riders all they need to know to become confident independent off roaders
Go Ape - Buxton
Treetop challenges, zipwires, climbing and other adventures. One of the highest go-ape courses in the UK featuring a large Tarzan swing.
Buxton and High Peak Golf course
Dating back to 1887, the golf course is a mile from the centre of Buxton, and provides a 5,993 yard, par 69 course in stunning scenery.
Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club
From a single experience flight to a 5 day beginners course, the gliding club has many options for beginners as well as visiting experienced pilots.
One of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates, with famous works of art, spectacular fountains, shopping, food & drink and many miles of free walks. There is also a children’s play area and working farmyard.
Buxton Crescent Experience
Tells the stories of Buxton, the Crescent, its famous water and the many people who came to seek its cure. It provides an ideal starting point for anyone visiting or learning about the town.
Hathersage outdoor pool
The Hathersage outdoor pool offers swimming in water heated to 28°C.
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. It features a circle of 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounding a central stone ‘cove’.
Treak Cliff Cavern
Get really hands-on with Blue John stone. Learn about the geological formation of caves within the Peak District National Park while exploring and prospecting for your own piece of Blue John stone in the mines. Then polish your stone in the site’s workshop.
The museum houses thousands of items from lead mining days, together with hundreds of rock and mineral samples from around the world. Also features a massive pumping engine and climbing tunnels.
Crich Tramway Village
Home of the National Tramway Museum. Visit period streets, and enjoy unlimited tram rides, indoor exhibitions, shops and play areas
Heights of Abraham
Take a cable car trip to the heights of Abraham with two guided tours through illuminated caverns, exhibitions, magnificent views, adventure playgrounds, woodland trails and more
Rock Climbing Peak District
Rock Climbing Peak District are completely dedicated to offering the best Rock Climbing courses in the Peak District area. They have been running outdoor education programmes and courses since the late 80s and continuously strive to achieve the highest standards possible in this field.
Alton Towers is a 50 minute drive away from the mill. England’s largest theme park offers 500 acres of attractions and rides the whole family can enjoy.
Errwood Sailing Club
The Errwood Sailing Club near Buxton is an RYA Training Centre and offers various sailing and powerboat courses throughout the year
Haddon Hall is a medieval manor whose interiors are left largely untouched from the 14th century.
A working flour mill, originally built in 1797, and restored in 2002. The only working six-sailed stone tower windmill in England.
Lime Kiln - Miller's Dale
A short walk from the mill, the lime kiln at Miller’s Dale operated from 1880 until 1944, and produced over 50 tonnes of quicklime a day for the growing steel and chemical industries as well as agriculture.
(photo – Simon Harrod, Flikr)
Explore vast underground caverns lined with crystal stalactites formed over millions of years in this natural limestone cave
Peak Practice Golf Driving Range
Situated one mile north of Buxton, this 340 yard range offers 20 covered and 12 outdoor bays.
Take an amazing boat trip 450m under the Hills of Castleton to the awesome Bottomless Pit. Understand a little of what life must have been like for the miners working in this eighteenth century lead mine
Peak Wildlife Park
Peak Wildlife Park offers a truly unique and immersive animal experience. The large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents.
Horse Riding - Northfield Farm
Looking for somewhere to ride in the Peak District? Northfield farm provides hacking and trekking, and can accommodate riders of all abilities. It is situated on the edge of Flash, England’s highest village, which is just 5 miles south of Buxton.
Buxton Opera House
Buxton Opera House is one of Britain’s leading receiving theatres, presenting around 450 performances each year – including dance, comedy, children’s shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime, and opera.
Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176.
The present Bolsover Castle, built in the 17th century, lies on the ruins of the original 12th century medieval castle. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk.
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The apartment is located in Millers Dale, close to the village of Tideswell, within the heart of the Peak District National Park. The area is a popular base for walkers and cyclists, being located on the famous Monsal Trail – an 8.5 mile off road trail between Bakewell and Chee Dale