There is lots and lots to do for everybody in the Peak District.  From Country market towns to stately homes, accessible country tracks, days out and theme parks, world heritage sites and museum and brewery tours and some of the finest views in the UK its easy to see why the Peak District gets 13 million visitors a year.

We point all our guests at Accessible Derbyshire’s website for up to date ideas of what to do and where to go.  They keep it constantly updated and its the best one stop shop to help you plan your time with us in in the Peak District.

Having said that:  here are just a few ideas to get you started.

Exclusive to Croft Bungalow

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    Bonsai bootcamp – only available to Croft Bungalow guests

    Are you looking for a new wheelchair friendly hobby that requires skill and technique and provides long term rewards? How about Bonsai? Get beyond the garden centre plants and into the ancient traditional Japanese ways.   Paul has studied bonsai for several decades and has served his time in one of the major bonsai houses in Japan studying under the masters.  Paul remains a senior figure in Bonsai in the UK and facilitates at national committee level.   Exclusive to Croft bungalow, Paul will come along during your stay, and spend a couple of hours with you in a one to one session, just working at your pace and setting you up with a ‘starter’ tree and lots of tips and tuition and guidance in the art of bonsai, lots of anecdotes and bonsai stories. He will leave you with your first tree, a management plan on how to look after it and develop it, and lots of ideas for you to take your new hobby to the next level.  This costs just £45 for this unique experience and you are unlikely to be able to get this level of one to one tuition and expertise at this price – anywhere else in the UK.  Contact us if your interested in finding out more.

     

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Country walks and fresh air

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    Bradford Dale – 10 minute drive away

    Bradford Dale is a small dale with a wide gated track that runs along side the river Bradford. Its popular with locals and visitors alike.  Also for the more adventurous able bodied the trail can be extended to open up access to other trails including the Limestone way.

     

  • Monsal Head trail – 10 minutes drive away

    The Monsal head trail runs from the old station at Bakewell out past Hadden station and bookstore/cafe, through the tunnels to the Monsal Dale viaduct.

     

  • Curber gap – 20 minute drive away

    Park up at Curber gap and you can gain foot or wheelchair access to Curber edge.  One of the awesome gritstone edges that the peak district is so famous for.  After your walk – you can get a hot chocolate and piece of cake from the vintage catering van parked at Curber gap.

     

     

Days out that are close to Croft Bungalow

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    Chatsworth – 15 minute drive away

    Chatsworth house is a fantastic old stately home that has really embraced addressing accessibility needs.   Plan your visit to Chatsworth

     

  • Cromford Mills – a UNESCO World Heritage site (Accessible attraction of the year 2016) – 15 minute drive away

    Cromford mills has a visitor centre, shops, cafe and nature walks. It is also opposite Cromford canal and the tow path is a big hit with visitors wanting a level access stroll.

    Plan your visit to Cromford Mills

  • Ladybower reservoir – wheelchair friendly flyfishing – 30 minute drive away

    Ladybower reservoir – famous for being the practice place for the dambuster runs, now boasts a wheelyboat where visitors on wheelchairs can take to the water and even flyfish.    Get more information Ladybower Reservoir Wheelyboat

  • Crich tramway museum – 20 minute drive away

    Step back in time and enjoy the old village and working trams including Berlin 3006 – a specially modified accessible tram

    Crich tramway museum has lots of good feedback from previous guests with us.

     

  • Hathersage open air pool – 30 minute drive away

    This heated privately owned open air pool has a disabled changing room and a hoist by the pool.  The pool is heated and has views over the surrounding countryside.

    Get more details Hathersage open air swimming pool