Discover Derbyshire and the Peak District from Callow Hall
Get out and explore
Whether you're a foodie looking to sample the best that the local eateries have to offer or a keen cyclist eager to hit the trails, we're surrounded by some of the country's top attractions. From walking routes and off-road paths to stately homes and villages brimming with culture, you'll find it all, right on our doorstep. Read on to find out more about our favourite places and activities.
Our team are always are on hand to help you make the most of your stay, and we encourage you to visit peakdistrict.com – a really useful hub of information. Pop down to the Map Room in the Coach House, where we have made planning your adventure easy and enjoyable. Trail and Dutch bikes are available to borrow and Electric bikes can be rented.
Home to the Shrovetide football match, where a massive game is played through the village, this historic market town is right on our doorstep. With over 200 listed buildings, you will find a historic gem around every corner.
Cycling through the Peak District is an exhilarating experience, and among the best routes out there is the Tissington Trail. The trail has around 13 miles of tracks and runs from the city of Ashbourne to Parsley Hall.
With clusters of pretty stone cottages surrounding a gorgeous stately home (offering personal tours), a beautiful church, charming tea shop and cafe, and six ancient wells, you'll struggle to find a more perfect Peak District village than this.
Located just down the road in Ashbourne are The ClayRooms, offering the perfect introduction to pottery making. These enjoyable and creative 2 hour classes are offered as a 1:1 or group session. Choose from: throwing, hand building or sculpting. Regular classes held at Wildhive, please check What's On page.
Passed down through 16 generations, this grand stately home is brimming with ancient art, stunning architecture, and glorious gardens, just waiting to be explored. A selection of places to eat and shop throughout the grounds with many events hosted throughout the year. Discounted tickets available, please ask at Reception.
The Elite Cinema, Ashbourne which originally opened in the 1930s and then closed its doors in 1976 has now been restored to its former glory with state-of-the-art digital equipment. Showing a full programme of cinema and live theatre screenings with a choice of standard or premium seats, a bar and well stocked treats – sit back and enjoy! (Image: Alan Fernihough)
With 900 years of history, Haddon has much to offer. A remarkable tapestry collection; an early English furniture collection and stunning Elizabethan Walled Gardens, Haddon is one of the most significant heritage destinations in the country. Restaurant providing delicious, locally sourced seasonal food. “The most perfect house to survive from the middle ages” Simon Jenkins
15% discounted tickets available for Wildhive guests, please purchase at Reception.
Mam Tor Walk
This short, family-friendly trail offers one of the Peak District's most iconic views, and follows a route that is steeped in history. Most walkers should be able to follow this route without any difficulty at all.
Why not combine a stay at Wildhive with a short course or masterclass at the award winning Bullclough Art School just a short drive away. Set within acres of grounds, this lovely studio provides the perfect setting to inspire creativity with the very best instruction by recognised artists who are well established in the art world and eager to share their skills.
This short walk runs from Hitter Hill to the swallow hole on Dragon's Back and boasts breathtaking views across the Peak District. Why not stop off at the pub for a bite to eat and a pint before you head off?
White Peak Distillery
Experience the unique atmosphere, heat and smells of the working distillery set in the old Wire Works with an informative tour. Meet ‘Betty’ the 600 litre spirits still used to make White Peak gin and rum, followed by a guided tasting in the Tasting Room. Private tours are also available.
There is a wide range of activities within easy reach, from cycling to steam railways, farmyard animals to adventure playgrounds.
Sir Richard Arkwright's showpiece mill, built in 1738, is considered one of the finest surviving examples of an Arkwright cotton mill. Daily guided tours on weekdays (Saturdays from end of April) will give you an insight into the mills heritage and hydroelectric power generation. A working textile museum, machinery demonstrations and Visitor Centre serving light refreshments combine for an interesting day for all the family.
Great British Car Journey
A wonderful museum full of classic British cars dating back to an Austin Seven from 1921 to a 90s Bentley owned by a world famous Pop star. Many of the cars in the collection have their own unique stories related to their owners and their history. You can even pull out the choke, turn the key and take a trip down memory lane with the unique classic car driving experience Drive Dad’s Car. Workshop, café and shop.