Rocking Stone Cottage
With the vast landscape of the Peak District on your doorstep, and all its treasures, there are countless ways to spend your time at Rocking Stone Cottage.
Fireplace with kindling and logs
Towels and bed linen
Soap, shampoo and toilet paper
Iron and ironing board
Refrigerator with icebox
Oven with induction hob
Hand held blender
Pots and pans
Crockery and cutlery
Oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, tea and coffee
Washing up liquid, dish cloth and brush, tea towels
2 Patios with tables and chairs
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Stanton Moor with the Nine Ladies Stone Circle
Youlgreave - Bradford Dale (there’s a nice swimming hole here)
Alport to Monyash - Lathkill Dale
Bakewell - Edensor - Chatsworth
Hartington - Biggin Dale
Edale and Mam Tor
The Peak District is one of the “must ride” locations for mountain biking in the UK. Our area has many rides from difficult, hardcore routes to family friendly jaunts.
There are also traffic free trails converted from old railway lines such as the Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail and Manifold Trail which are suitable for anyone who is able to cycle.
Hassop Station near Bakewell https://www.hassopstation.co.uk/cyclehire/ or tel: 01629 810588
Ashbourne or Parsley Hay http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/cycle-hire-centres
There’s so much to do here apart from the obvious walking and cycling http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting
Climbing is massive all around us and we have many boulders on our property that are perfect for bouldering. Cratcliffe Rocks is also walking distance and is a popular destination for climbers and boulderers.
Lost Earth Adventures and Blue Mountain Activities are outdoor pursuits companies that will provide equipment and instruction on a whole host of activities such as rock climbing, caving, gorge walking and abseiling.
Sailing and Windsurfing
Available at nearby Carsington Water is 20 minutes away and is where Dame Ellen Macarthur learned to sail! There are all sorts of water sports on offer there, as well as cycle hire and walking around the reservoir.
Go Ape in Buxton: At a knee-knocking 1,200ft, Tree Top Adventure at Buxton is one of the highest Go Ape courses in the UK. Already a course of legendary status, we've recently added a whole host of fresh Zip Wires at the request of our customers, meaning an extended course with its own dedicated tree-to-tree zip section. Also in Buxton is Pooles Cavern a system of limestone caverns where you can see crystalline stalactites lining the caves.
Peak District Lead Mining Museum in Matlock Bath is great to get an insight into mining in the area and there is mine tour twice a day into the Temple Mine. Matlock Bath, built as one of the country’s first tourist destinations holiday destination for workers in Sheffield, Manchester, Derby and Nottingham it is like a seaside town but by the river!
Alton Towers theme park with massive roller coasters. There is also a water park.
Rocking Stone Farm, Birchover, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2BL.
T: +44 (0)7821 919267