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The Peak District, Derbyshire and Cheshire

The exterior of Norbury Manor, Norbury, Derbyshire © Chris Lacey

The exterior of Norbury Manor, Norbury, Derbyshire © Chris Lacey

We’ve looked after this lovely area for over 100 years. From the high moorland of the Dark Peak Estate on the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border to the gentler rolling landscapes of south Derbyshire, we now care for some 40,000 acres of wild natural beauty.  Staying here brings you close to some incredible wildlife, like white mountain hares and wild kestrels, as well as glimpses into our fascinating industrial past.

Whether you fancy strolling for a few hours or a day’s hike, we’ve got lots of walks and trails for you to try out in The Peak District. If you like views from on high, try getting so close to the clouds you’ll feel you can touch them at the Mam Tor Peak. Or try night running, cave exploring in Dovedale, and playing Edwardian ball games in the lawn at Lyme Park in Cheshire, before taking in the glorious wild woodland garden of Hare Hill in Macclesfield, (and spot the wildlife from its bird hide.)

As well as being a stone’s throw from the Peak District, the county of Derbyshire is home to some lovely spaces. We look after the atmospheric and thought-provoking Calke Abbey, a stately home, where the fading grandeur only seems to make it more beautiful. And if you want more thought-provoking experiences, discover the tragic royal story at the Elizabethan country house Hardwick.

Find a holiday cottage in The Peak District, Derbyshire or Cheshire.