With nearly 50 acres of mixed woodland in a lovely Peak District setting, Landal Darwin Forest is the perfect place to lose yourself on an amazing countryside break.
Venture further afield, away from the comfort of your luxurious lodge, and you will also find some of the finest and most enjoyable attractions and activities. Exploring the area around Landal Darwin Forest is half the fun, but here’s a handful of amazing hidden gems to get you going.
A stunning, scenic gem, Chee Dale is a beautiful river gorge on the Wye. Like most hidden, holiday gems, it’s almost invisible from the road, but take a wander down the gorge and eye-watering sights and breath-taking beauty awaits!
Originally built as a feat of Victorian engineering, the now closed railway line offers a perfect countryside ramble. With a gentle route of approximately 5 miles, it’s perfect for all the family – including four-legged friends.
Hassop Station Café
Refreshment and relaxation are two incredibly important parts of any break, so you’re really going to want to pay a visit to Hassop Station Café. Alongside a delightful places to refresh yourself and recharge your batteries, you will find a few surprises.
A lovely, locally sourced menu offers meals for every palate. A large canopied seating area offers dog tethers and bowls, plus there’s a book shop, gift shop, kids’ play area and cycle hire on site. It’s a veritable one-stop shop for all your day trip needs!
Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour
A sweet treat awaits at this dairy farm near Matlock. Nearly 20 types of different ice cream are made on-site, with classics like strawberry and vanilla joining apple and cinnamon, biscotti and stracciatella.
Thankfully, you will find the perfection of the Peaks tailor-made for dealing with any over-indulgence. Take a walk in the surrounding countryside or explore the market town of Matlock, a grand day out awaits.
Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop
The Peak District is almost as famed for its culinary treats as its scenic ones. The most notable (not to mention delicious) has to be the famed Bakewell pudding. Taking its name from the town of its birth, nowhere does it better than the Original Bakewell Pudding Shop.
All puddings are freshly made on-site, along with many other baked delicacies. Bring some back to enjoy in the comfort of your lodge or book yourself onto a pudding making experience and bake your own!