Hartington Holiday Cottages
Activities around Hartington
The varied landscape of the Peak District makes it ideal for the walker , the cyclist or for those seeking more adventurous pursuits, there are opportunities for climbing , caving , watersports, hangliding , mountain biking etc.
We are generally considered to be in the best area for walking in the White Peak area of the Peak District. Footpaths and bridleways abound, quite a few going right from the centre of the village. The walk from Hartington down Beresford and Wolfscote Dales, alongside the River Dove and onto Dove dale, is rightly considered to be one of the finest in the area.Excellent use can be made of the extremely scenic, punctual and friendly bus service which passes through local villages, enabling walkers to catch a bus out and walk back to the cottage.(This bus service was described by a national newspaper as the most scenic in the country)
Hartington is close to the famous Tissington Trail and within a few miles of two further popular cycle trails, all of which follow the course of disused railways. One of these, the Manifold Trail, starting just 2 miles away, goes down the spectacular Manifold Valley, whilst the third is within 3 miles. The average length of these trails is 15 miles. The National Cycle Network route 54, using a combination of bridleways, part of the trails and extremely quiet lanes, comes through Hartington. There is quite a network in fact of bridleways in the immediate vicinity, which are excellent for cycling along.