Breath-taking scenery surrounds you at Lose Hill Lodge. Dramatic landscapes, inspiring mountains, rolling hills, stunning vistas and every possible type of walk and cycling route, from a gentle stroll to high-intensity trails for the skilled and thrill-seekers.
The Peak District National Park covers a significant part of Derbyshire County. Hope Valley is located along the boundaries between the Dark Peak edges, the moorland in the Pennies and the White Peak, the dales, and various limestone structures. The three main rivers are the Peak Water, Noe and Derwent, with numerous streams and brooks.
Here are a few of our favourite local walks, cycling routes and vistas to enjoy in the area:
The head of the Hope Valley is nestled in the ‘Shivering Mountain’, the local name for the iconic peak, Mam Tor. The stone-surfaced footpath from the car park to the top of Mam Tor will reward you with one of the most dramatic vistas in the area. From the viewpoint, you can see north over the Edale Valley to Kinder Scout and the Derwent Moors. This circular route takes you around Mam Tor and has some fantastic scenery.
Take a walk up our namesake Lose Hill and along the Great Ridge to soak up the amazing views towards Castleton.
Stroll the 45-minute walk alongside the Peakshole Water stream leading to Castleton. Enjoy Peveril Castle, a selection of shops, cafes, pubs and fish & chip shops.
Win Hill occupies a beautiful position near the village of Hope. The views from the summit are superb, with Lose Hill and the Castleton Ridge, Edale, the moors of Kinder Scout, Ladybower Reservoir, and the wild moors and edges of the eastern Peak District all included in a glorious panorama. The walk consists of various landscapes and has one section of reasonably steep uphill walking. However, there are plenty of excuses to stop and enjoy the view during the climb.
Amble the beautiful hour-long route by the River Derwent between the villages of Hathersage and Grindleford. You can even hop on the train at Grindleford back to Hathersage or carry on to Hope station.
Stanage & Bamford Edge
From the village of Hathersage, walk up to the famous Stanage Edge, a long gritstone edge with stunning views over the surrounding moorlands, hills, and villages. For those wanting more progress to the lesser known but incredibly beautiful Bamford Edge, with panoramic views over Ladybower Reservoir and the Derwent Valley. The Stanage Edge and Bamford Edge walk is about 10.5 miles/17km with approx. 620 metres of ascent. Paths can be slippery and rough, and part of the walk is entirely off the beaten track over rough moorland.
Ladybower Reservoir & Derwent Dam
The Y-shaped Ladybower Reservoir is a striking body of water surrounded by stunning hills. The 5-mile circular route completes one-half of the Ladybower Reservoir circuit and passes the awe-inspiring Derwent Dam, the scene of the practice flights for the famous Dambusters raids during World War II. The accessibility of the route makes it suitable for family-friendly cycling and users of all-terrain wheelchairs or pushchairs, as well as hikers and dog walkers.
Explore rock formations and experience memorable sunrise and sunsets. Explore the spectacular terrain on the plateau of Higger Tor. Huge gritstone boulders are interspersed by heather and cotton grass. A short three miles walk from Hathersage.
The Monsal Trail is a traffic-free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales. The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, at Bakewell.
Take a walk around the market town situated on the banks of the river Wye in the Derbyshire White Peaks. Bakewell offers a charming day out full of rich heritage and tradition. Feed the ducks by the bridge, paddle in the river, visit the extensive kid’s play park and look around the shops. Perhaps, best known for its famous Bakewell pudding, the town has a range of cafes, pubs and restaurants – all you need to satisfy your hunger and thirst whilst visiting.
Pretty village sitting on the hillside just above the River Bradford, near its confluence with the River Lathkill. Youlgrave is one of the largest villages within the Peak District National Park. Visit the river and local swimming spot. The kids and dogs will love it!
Home of Buxton Water, this special thermal spa town is packed with ornamental gardens and world-famous Georgian and Victorian architecture to provide an impressive backdrop to a vibrant range of music, theatre and festivals.
Discover a wealth of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, natural wonders such as Poole’s Cavern and relaxing spas. There is something for everyone with attractions such as Buxton Opera House, Go Ape, and Buxton Raceway. We love the Royal Pavilion Gardens, which includes kids’ play parks and a miniature train.