The location of Sladen Lodge leaves you spoilt for choice. Whether you want to take your friends and family on an adventure, or have a love of British history, the Peak District doesn’t disappoint.
Hathersage offers a wealth of activities to have a go at or places to visit nearby. For the adventurous there are many organisations offering climbing, caving, and swimming to name but a few. Here’s our list of some of our favourite activities nearby:
Offering a varied range of exhilarating activities from caving, climbing and abseiling, to gorge walking and canoeing. They can tailor your experience from one off thrills to action packed multi activity whole days.
Newly refurbished and one of the few outdoor lidos in the country, a swim here is a must. Open all year round- warm in the summer to suit everyone and cool in the winter for those brave enough!
Located in the valley nearby are ancient caves ready to explore. Visit Peak Cavern or take an underground boat ride through Speedwell Cavern.
Take position and aim high! Clay pigeon shooting is a unique experience and suitable for all in the safe hands of hosts Andrew and Chris. Catering for young shots and beginners to those more experienced who want coaching.
Perhaps taking in the history and culture of the Peak District is more your pace, in which case you may like to visit Bakewell for its famous puddings or Chatsworth House to explore the stately grounds for the day.
From our choice of local excursions there’s bound to be something for everyone:
Award winning for its beautifully maintained house and gardens Chatsworth remains a family favourite for a day out. Get an insight into the lives of Duke and Duchesses gone by and the running of a stately home. There is also the farmyard and adventure playground as well as 150 acers of gardens, waterfalls and a maze to explore.
Only 20 minutes away the famous market town offers walks along the River Wye, cafes selling famous Bakewell puddings and tarts, antique centres where you might find a special something and historical museums.
Famous for the villagers heroism during the Black Death in 1665 as they isolated themselves to prevent the spread of the disease and save lives! A walk through the village will take you back in time honouring the bravery of past residents and the many tearooms are a perfect way to end your trip with afternoon tea. One lump of two?
A middle aged masterpiece, this house and gardens has been described as a sleeping beauty, its interiors unchanged for 200 years! Being free to roam the estate allows even the more mature visitors to be transported to an imaginative state experiencing the medieval way of life.