Activities

Windy Harbour is situated on the edge of the Peak District with easy access to the Derbyshire countryside. With easy access to many of the Peak District Tourist attractions you will never be far away from somewhere to visit. If it is a quiet, get away from it all, weekend or short
break or a holiday you want then you need look no further. Whatever you choose to do you can be sure to return to a warm welcome. Relax in one of our lounges with a newspaper and a pot of tea or a glass of wine and a book before enjoying some home cooked food.
See below for links and information on just a few of Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Manchester's many attractions, walking and cycling activities.

Walking and cycling

There are walks and cycleways practically from the hotel doorstep including The Pennine Way, the Longdendale Trail, Pennine Bridleway, and Trans Pennine Trail. See the following links for further information.

The Pennine Way

The famous Pennine Way is a 270-mile walk that will take you from the Peak District National Park along the Pennine ridge through the Yorkshire Dales, up into Northumberland, across the Cheviots, setting you down in the Scottish Borders.

Accessible from just a short distance from Windy Harbour Farm Hotel.

Visit the website:

www.thepennineway.co.uk

The Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is a route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

Windy Harbour Farm Hotel is situated close to Longdendale giving access to the Trans Pennine Trail West section.

Visit the website:

www.transpenninetrail.org.uk

The Longdendale Trail

The Longdendale Trail is a long-distance trail that runs a distance of approximately 6.5 miles (10.4km) from Hadfield, Derbyshire to Woodhead Tunnel before crossing the A628 and climbing a steep moorland track towards the Yorkshire border at Salter's Brook. The route follows the line of the former Manchester to Sheffield railway, converted to a safe, traffic-free trail for everyone. Its smooth level sandy surface means it is suitable for people in wheelchairs and less agile people, as well as families with small children and pushchairs.

Visit the website:

www.derbyshireuk.net

Pennine Bridalway

The first purpose-built long distance bridleway for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers. 120 miles of the route are currently open from Derbyshire up to and including the 47 mile Mary Towneley Loop in the South Pennines. We are listed on their website - follow the link to discover more about the Pennine Bridal way

Visit the website:

www.nationaltrail.co.uk

Mountain Biking

Those who are fans of classic good old fashioned mountain biking will know there are few locations which beat the Peaks. Visit the links below for details of some of the best and most challenging trails in the Peak District, taking in Glossop, Kinder, Edale, Ladybower, Hayfield, Hope, Hathersage and Rushup Edge to name but a few.

Visit the websites:

www.mountainbikerides.co.uk


www.knowheretoride.com

Peak Walking Adventures

Guided walking in the Peak District and
Derbyshire Dales

Visit the website:

www.peakwalking.com

Walking Britain

To discover walks around the Glossop and Peak District area visit Walking Britian. An informative site with plenty of local and longer distance walks to choose from. The site provides detailed walk information for all levels.

Visit the website:

www.walkingbritain.co.uk

Attractions

Pleasure Flights Ltd

Helicopter pleasure flights take place on selected weekends throughout the year, from one of eight sites covering The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, West Yorkshire, Pennines and Peak District.

Visit the website:

www.pleasureflightsltd.co.uk

Chatsworth House

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. In addition to opening their house, gardens and park to the public, there are several events held throughout the year including special Christmas events, Horse Trials and Chatsworth Country Fair.

Visit the website:

www.chatsworth.org

Castleton Caverns

Visit Speedwell, Blue John, Treak cliff and Peak Caverns in and around Castleton.

Visit the website:

www.peakdistrictinformation.com

The Chestnut Centre

A Conservation and Wildlife Park, located in scenic Peak District National Park of Derbyshire, set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds and home to some of Europe's largest gathering of otters, many species of owls and other indigenous wildlife including, buzzards, pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer. A lovely day out for adults and children alike.

Visit the website:

www.chestnutcentre.co.uk

Ladybower Reservoir

Historical "Peakland Lake District" and famous for The Dam Busters

Visit the website:

www.cressbrook.co.uk

Derbyshire Well Dressings


Visit the website:

www.welldressing.com

Farmers Markets

Why not visit some of Derbyshire's renowned Farmers Markets and take home some local produce from your stay here with us in the Peak District.

Visit the website:

www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk

Peak District Towns & villages

Alternatively why not visit some of the Peak Districts famous towns and villages. Buxton, Bakewell, Castleton, Hope, Ashbourne, Hathersage, Derbyshire's unspoilt village of Tissington and the historical village of Eyam, famous for the great plague are all within easy reach.

Visit the website:

www.derbyshireuk.net

Holmfirth in Yorkshire

Windy Harbour Farm Hotel is just a short drive away from Holmfirth, famous for the setting of television's "The Last of the Summer Wine".

Visit the website:

www.holmfirth.org