Here at Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays we would like to offer our large self catering cottages for walking groups who wish to explore the beautiful scenery of the Derbyshire Dales and magnificent Peak District National Park.
Our central location close to the historic market town of Ashbourne and in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales lends itself perfectly to exploring the many walks that Derbyshire has to offer. We are close to Carsington Water and within 30 minutes drive of virtually all the beautiful Dales within this lovely county.
A delicious breakfast and packed lunch can be provided to start you off on your adventures through this wonderful scenery around you. On your return after an envigorating days walking you may choose to relax in our sauna followed by a warm and tasty evening meal to round off your day.
There are some lovely walks from our cottages over towards the parishes of Atlow, Bradley, Kniveton, Carsington, Hulland Village, Kirk Ireton or along the River Henmoor into Ashbourne.
The Dales include Dove Dale under the shadow of Thorpe Cloud, Bradford Dale close to Middleton by Youlgreave and part of the old fisheries belonging to the Haddon Hall Estate. Explore Monsall Dale with its amazing railway bridge, Edale, Millers Dale, and the Manifold Valley which during certain season the river disappears underground. Beresford and Wolfescote Dales, Lathkill Dale, Deepdale and many more give fabulous picturesque walks.
Within the county are several picturesqe reservoirs with scenic walks, including Carsington Water, Staunton Harold, Linacre, Derwent Water and Ladybower to name a few.
You may wish to explore some of the many walks following disused railway lines such as the Tissington Trail, Middleton Top with its historic pump house, The Peak Trail where you can get a ride on a steam train or along the canals and trails down the Derwent Valley Heritage Trail, passing some of the historic cotton mills.
For those of you wanting more of a challange then the magnificent Peak District National Park with its heather covered moorlands and rocky outcrops is a must. Be prepared when on these walks as the weather can change quickly on the high ground. You may be lucky and come accross many of the aeroplane wrecks which crashed during the war.
Below are links which will take you too many links of walks in the county.