The Peak Centre at Champion House

Local Attractions

Edale village

Edale is a very special place; a valley set apart from the rest of the Peak District. It is the gateway to the two thousand foot high moorland plateau of Kinder Scout with its dramatic precipitous waterfall called Kinder Downfall to the north and to the south, the Mam Tor ridge with Edale on one side and Castleton on the other. The views are stunning and the sense of isolation from the busy world outside is ideal for residentials. It is hardly surprising that Edale has been described as "The heart" of The Peak District National Park

In the area surrounding the Peak Centre there is a wealth of other activities and attractions.

For further information on Edale and the surrounding area call Castleton Tourist Information Centre on 01433 620679

Farm Visits

Farm Visits

Hardenclough Farm is running free Farm Visits for school children of all ages. It is a working sheep farm in the Edale Valley just a short walk from the Peak Centre. More information can be found here:

Welcome to Hardenclough Farm (pdf) »

Hardenclough Farm Information Sheet (pdf) »

Hardenclough Farm Risk Assessment (pdf) »


Hathersage Swimming Pool

Hathersage swimming pool is a very warm open air heated pool

Ponds Forge Sports Centre in Sheffield offers flumes and wave pools

Both pools are accessible by train.



There are four show caves in Castleton:

  • Peak Cavern with the largest natural cave mouth in Britain.
  • Speedwell Cavern where you can cruise along an underground river in a boat.
  • Treak Cliff Cavern, the only place that Blue John is still mined and fine examples of stalagmites and stalactites.
  • Blue John Cavern, at the top of Winnats pass where 4000 year old bones have been found.
and Poole's Cavern in Buxton.

Water Sports

Rock Climbing

Canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, raft building can be arranged with Rother Valley Country Park or Carsington Water


Cycling on Monsal Trail

The Peak Park run hire centres (which can be found on the High Peak and Tissington trails and at Fairholmes in the Derwent Valley) where they maintain a range of cycles, child buggies, trailer bikes, tandems and trikes for people of all abilities. The open tunnels on the Monsal Trail offer another traffic free route in the area. For expert advice on traffic free cycling along trails and other routes throughout the Peak District visit the Peak Park web site.

Moorland Centre

Moorland Centre

The Moorland Visitor Centre across the road from The Peak Centre is the nerve centre of the Moors for the Future conservation project. The Moorland Centre is there to help visitors to understand moorland ecology and how they can contribute to the preservation of an unique part of our national heritage.

Museums and Stately Homes

Other Attractions