Local Attractions & Links

Collage countrysideThere is something for everyone here in the Hope Valley and Laneside Caravan Park is the perfect base to go and explore all that is on offer. You could stay here a month, leaving your car on the park without exhausting the myriad footpaths that can be accessed from here – from a 30 minute walk to Castleton to as much as The Pennine way as you fancy. On the other hand you could take a 5-minute walk to the local pubs or the Chinese restaurant. Or, for the seriously athletically challenged, sit out on your pitch and watch the sun go down on Lose Hill – wine & pizza optional…World famous crags and cliffs are in abundance here with Stanage or Froggatt Edge only a few miles away so climbers of all levels are spoilt for choice. There is simply so much to do and explore with caving, orienteering and much more right here on our door step.

attraction collageThere are two local golf courses within 4 miles of the site. The closest being a charming 9 hole course in Hope or an 18 hole course in Bamford, 3 miles away. For those of you who want more choice there are plenty of courses within a 15 mile rage of Hope, even a driving range in Buxton for those very wet days.

Fishing is also taken care of here with the local fishing Dams in Bamford where you can fly fish from the shore or a boat. Fun filled summer holidays with the kids are sorted as well; outdoor swimming pool in Hathersage (5 miles away) Otter sanctuary in Chapel en le frith or the caves in Castleton to explore.


Below is a list of useful links of things to see and do in our local area. We also have a very comprehensive information room on site that is open 24 hours a day.

The Village of Hope









Cavern’s at Castleton (5 minutes)





Stately Homes

www.chatsworth.org/  (15 minutes)

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/eyam-hall-and-craft-centre/ (15 minutes)






Adventure Playgrounds
Chatsworth Farm & adventure playground www.chatsworth.org/attractions/farmyard-adventureplayground
Carsington Water www.carsingtonwater.com

Theme Parks
Alton Towers www.altontowers.com
Heights of Abraham, Matlock www.heightsofabraham.com
Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock www.gulliversfun.co.uk/matlock-bath

Cycle Hire / Trails
Derwent Dams (4 miles)
Middleton Top
Parsley Hay
Tissington Trail

Riding / Trekking  

Lady Booth Edale www.ladybooth.co.uk

Fern Farm, Buxton
Red House Stables, Matlock



Hope Works Golf Club www.hopeworksgolfclub.co.uk

Buxton www.bhpgc.co.uk

Buxton Driving Range www.peakpracticegolf.co.uk
Bamford (2 miles) www.sickleholme.co.uk

Cavendish golf club www.cavendishgolfclub.com

Fishing (Fly)
Derwent Dams
Stretches of River Noe above Laneside

Fishing (Coarse)
Chapel-en-le-Frith (20 minutes)
Ilam Carp Pound
Alton Manor Farm, Wirksworth

Castleton Museum
Eyam Plague Museum www.eyammuseum.demon.co.uk
Peak District Mining Museum www.peakdistrictleadminingmuseum.co.uk
Crich Tramway museum www.tramway.co.uk

Major annual events
Well Dressings: May to Sept. – Over
100 villages with dates listed in office

Chatsworth Horse Trials – April
Bakewell Carnival – June

Hope Carnival week- June
Derbyshire County Show – June
Buxton Fringe – July
Buxton International Festival – July
Ashbourne Highland Gathering – July
Bakewell Agricultural Show – Aug
Ashover Show – August
Hope Show – August Bank Holiday
Matlock Illuminations Sep & Oct
Chatsworth Country Fair – early Sept


Buxton Opera House www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Pomegranate Theatre – Chesterfield www.pomegranatetheatre.co.uk

Cineworld Chesterfield www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/chesterfield
Meadowhall www.meadowhall.co.uk/vue_cinema_page.aspx
Centertainment Sheffield www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/sheffield

Sundry Visitor Centres
Matlock Bath Aquarium
Cauldwell’s Mill
Wirksworth Heritage Centre
Carsington Water

Gardens & Garden centres
Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens – Kettleshulme
Alpine Plane Centre – Calver, Bakewell
Lea Rhododendron Gardens – Matlock
Tissington Nursery – near Ashbourne
High Peak Garden Centre – (2 Miles)
Chatsworth Garden Centre
Hathersage Garden Centre


Meadowhall – via Sheffield: Take train from Hope
Sunday Car Boots at Hope, Bradwell & Bakewell
Designer Labels Discounts Belper
Antique Centre Bakewell
Antiques / Boutiques – The Old Baths Buxton
David Mellor Cutlery
Derbyshire Craft Centre – Calver, Baslow
Masson Shopping Village, Matlock Bath
Country Books Hassop Bakewell
The Hope Gallery
Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre – Derby
North End Mills – Wirksworth