Site spotlight Peak District
This week our site spotlight Peak District shines on The Ladybower Inn which will most certainly give you a view to awake to. Set in beautiful surroundings in the middle of the Peak District National Park, this pub has a large flat car park with great views overlooking Win Hill and the Ladybower reservoir.
Whilst there is a £20 charge for overnight parking, if you eat or drink in the pub, simply register your number plate at the bar and it’s free. Please phone ahead if wishing to stopover.
A village was flooded when the Ladybower reservoir was formed and if you visit after a dry spell in the summer look out for the church spire which can still be seen above the water. Keep a look out as you enjoy one of these local walks:
The 5 mile walk around the Ladybower Reservoir is perfect for experienced hikers and novice walkers alike. With views of the reservoir itself, Derwent Valley Aqueduct & Bamford Edge, it will take your breath away.
Fancy something a bit more challenging? Head north-west along the east bank of the Ladybower Reservoir then at Hancock Wood, ascend up onto Lost Lad Cairn and follow Derwent Edge back to The Ladybower Inn.
A couple more recommendations for exploring the region include:
This guide provides a comprehensive read of What to do in the Peak District such as the fantastic off road Monsal Trail.
Suggested books and maps to accompany you on your Peak Adventure:
- The Peak District: great short walks for all the family. Crimson Short Walk Series published by Crimson Publishing
- Top 10 Walks Dales and Valleys (and others in the Top 10 Walks series) by Dennis Kensall published by Northern Eye Books
- The Walkers Map of the Central Peak District published by the AA (green cover) which shows a 1:25000 scale OS map of the whole area including car parks, camping and caravan sites and pubs.
I hope our Site Spotlight Peak District inspires you!