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around matlock and the peak district

The Peak District is a beautiful part of the country and a county that isn’t particularly well known. Many guests don’t know the Peak District before they arrive and return many times to discover more.

There is something for everyone here. There are gentle walks, tough hikes, fell running, caving, pot holing, bouldering, gentle kayak trips, cable cars, caverns, meerkat farms and of course the wonderful Chatsworth House and the enchanting Haddon Hall. The bustling town of Bakewell is nearby, famed for the Bakewell Tart and Pudding as well as a market town.

If you need time to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect this really is the place to do it. The fresh air of the Peaks is so pure and clean, it was the first thing I noticed when I visited Derbyshire. The pace of life is much slower here, a much more relaxing pace if you live in a city or have a busy life. Take time out to chill a bit, a good, fresh walk will do wonders. There are ancient stone circles to visit, beautiful gorges with wishing trees and the sound of the river as you walk along are so relaxing and calming.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Sheriff Lodge to set you up for a great day together.


historic town and nearby matlock bath

Matlock is a pretty place to visit and if you are spending time away you can easily take up the whole day exploring the town and its environs. Park up in the private car park at Sheriff Lodge and leave the car. There are lots of events in the parks so come and enjoy. Some retail therapy of all kinds in Dale Road too; guitars, antiques, books as well as clothes.

Green spaces are a plenty in Matlock to sit and watch the world go by: Hall Leys Park in the centre, Knowleston Green under the historic St Giles Church and Swan House Gardens, on the edge of the River Derwent – a particularly pretty spot at the foot of High Tor and Pic Tor, plenty of picnic tables to sit and relax.

Matlock has a lot of history – read our blog, admire the old spa buildings from Hall Leys Park whilst sitting watching the ducks on the pond and listening to the small gauge train whistling on the little track by the river, sitting amongst the beautifully manicured gardens by the shelter.



Our five bedrooms suit all needs and have the option of twins, doubles and family rooms.


For all tastes and diets including full hearty Derbyshire, Vegetarian, Vegan and gluten free.


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Sheriff Lodge, 51 Dimple Road, Matlock
Derbyshire, DE4 3JX

(Ziz Coltart)
01629 760 760