Outdoor Activities Peak District

If you like to get out and about you’ll be spoilt for choice here. There’s just so much to do in Derbyshire & Staffordshire. If you need somewhere to stay while you enjoy your adventure our camping, touring & self catering accommodation makes the perfect base.

Cycling
We have direct access to the Tissington Trail cycle route from Callow Top Campsite. There are lots more cycle trails and national cycle routes to follow in the surrounding area.
Derbyshire cycle routes information

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Walking
The Peak District is renowned as an area of natural beauty and is perfect for exploring on foot. There are a number of footpaths leading from the site, you can take a short 20-minute stroll into Ashbourne, or a longer walk such as the 2-hour route to Dovedale. Every year the Peak District holds its own walking festival, with walks guided by rangers who are experts in their area.

Dovedale 7 mile walk
AA walking routes Ashbourne & surrounding areas
Visit Peak District downloadable walks & town trails

Ordnance Survey maps and local walking maps are available to buy in our shop.

Highly recommended are walking tours guided by Sally Mosley. Take part in a themed walk or have a walk tailor made especially for you. Sally is a friendly, entertaining & very knowledgeable guide to the area.

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Climbing
There’s a huge variey of climbing for all abilities in the Peak District and surrounding areas. Lots of local companies can arrange tuition for you.

Information about Peak District climbing
Climbing routes in the Peak District

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Water SportsWatersports at Carsinton Water
Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking & canoeing are available at Carsington Water which is just 15 mins drive away.
Canoe and sit-on-top kayak hire is available at Tittesworth Water about 30 mins drive away.

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Peak District Outdoor Adventures
Blue Mountain Activities can tailor make a day of outdoor adventures for your family. Choose from activities including abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, raft building, treasure hunts and lots more.

Peaks and Paddles offer outdoor adventure activities including canoeing, caving, climbing, abseiling & orienteering for the day or half day. Trips can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities. Families very welcome.

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Wild Park
Highly recommended for a fun filled day out in the Derbyshire coutryside. The staff are brilliant and it’s great for all ages. 15 mins drive from Callow Top. Open Archery session every last Sunday in the month.

Wild Park Derbyshire The UK Premier Activity Centre

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Tree Top Adventure
Go Ape BuxtonClimb through the trees high up in the canopy. Cargo nets and zip wires complete your adventure. Suitable for age 10+
Go Ape Buxton – adjacent to Pooles Cavern & Country Park
Aerial Extreme – Trentham adjacent to Monkey Forest & Trentham Estate

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Horse Riding
Explore Derbyshire’s most stunning scenery on horse back. Trekking for all ages and abilities. Based in Tissington just a few minutes drive from Callow Top.

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Flying
For an experience to remember Airways Airsports offer taster sessions in paragliding, hang gliding, paramotor & microlight flights.

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