Where to visit

Where to visit


Please see ‘The local area‘ page


Derby Catherdral please visit https://www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk/

If you are looking for a large variety of shops, the city of Derby is approximately 8 miles away from our CLs. Head towards Ednaston , turn right by The Yew Tree pub and right once again onto the main A52. Follow the A52 to the McDonald’s roundabout and follow signs for the city centre. Here you will find a large modern shopping centre, as well as the more traditional Cathedral quarter with many places to eat and shop.


Image courtesy of Visit Ashbourne website please visit https://www.visitashbourne.co.uk/

These two carvan sites are an ideal location for visiting Ashbourne as well as enjoying the hospitality of the surrounding local inns and eating places.

The historic market town of Ashbourne, lies in an attractive valley divided by the Henmore Brook and is frequently referred to as the ‘Gateway to Dovedale’. But it is much more than that with its many fine buildings, good shopping facilities and attractive layout. Most of which has been protected since 1968, by Conservation Area status.

Ashbourne and the surrounding areas have a number of historical and interesting places to visit. One such place is Kedleston Hall, one of the best surviving examples anywhere of the work of Robert Adam. Lavishly decorated with fine collections of paintings, furniture and sculptures. There are also many walks through the beautiful Derbyshire countryside to choose from.



Calke Abbey House Front

South Derbyshire’s house that was frozen in time!

When Calke Abbey fell into the hands of the National Trust they discovered a house that had not been touched since the 1880s, it was like stepping back into a forgotten time.



Chatsworth House

A jewel of Derbyshire!

The house is set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland. It contains major collections of paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been chosen as Britain’s favourite country house several times.



Image from Lovederby.com

Walking, Water sports and ice-cream!

Carsington Water has everything you need for a great day out – and best of all most facilities are free! On site shops cater for everybody, these include our new outdoor clothes shop ‘Water Rail’. The Gallery Cafe for quick snacks, Main Sail Restaurant and barbecuing




The home of the Bakewell pudding!

Situated next the river Wye the medieval arched stone bridge will lead you into one of the Derbyshire Dales most beautiful Market towns. There are plenty of quaint couryards of shops and many offering tempting treats. Or you may take a stroll down the river Wye and circle back into the town.



Cross the river Dove over the famous stepping stones!

Or you may wish to Climb Thorpe Cloud and take a view of the beautiful surounding Peak District, if not take it easy and stroll along the meandering river taking in the green countryside and ravines.



Image from National Trust

Just 6 miles up the road from us you will find this 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors, colonial history and vast parkland.



The beautiful village of Tissington is just 3 miles from Ashbourne out on the A515 towards Buxton. You turn off the main road and travel back in time! Park at the bottom of the village and walk up through the picturesque houses to the sweet shop at the top for your reward. (Not a steep walk). There are two cafes and see if you can find the traditional butches! It’s also offers the Tissington trail for cycling and walking.

See https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/towns-villages/tissington


Travelling out further you may make your way through to Cromford Mills and Matlock Bath if you do be sure to visit Black Rocks, which is at the top of the hill as you drop down into Cromford from Wirksworth, a view to take your breath away.
If it is a perfectly clear day, visit Alport Heights, you will be able to see it from the road to Wirksworth, on your right. Look out for the ariels!
From Alport on a clear day you can see 7 counties including the Wrekin and the Malverns.


The Peak District is a beautiful and tranquil part of England and has the most spectacular scenery and the prettiest towns, villages and hamlets in the country. Every taste is catered for and many exciting activities are available.

The Peak District also enjoys the most extensive public transport network of any national park giving you a unique chance to visit the countryside without having to worry about taking the car.

The Derbyshire woodland has many walks at various levels to cater for all people’s needs. You can also venture underground and explore fascinating caves, relax besides ancient waterways and reservoirs or indulge your passion for shopping in one of the traditional market towns.