climbing2Only when you experience everything that the Hope Valley has to offer can you truly say that you have been a part of it ... but as there’s so much to experience we might let you off a few of them! The best thing about spending time in this inspiring part of the Peak District is that you can do as little or as much as you like.
 
Prepare a picnic and take advantage of one of the many walks and hikes along this stunning part of the countryside that has everything from dense forest to rugged hills and imposing moorland. If you want to cover more ground then the whole family can get on their bikes and go cycling around the Hope Valley – off road or on a cycle path, it’s up to you!
 
kayak on rapidsIf you want a bit more of an adrenalin rush then how about canoeing and kayaking down Peakshole Water or along the River Noe? There are plenty of adrenalin sports available at all levels, from beginner to advanced and what better way to view the dips, peaks and troughs of the valley than from the air? Or high on a rope whilst rock climbing? You can even explore what the valley has to offer from deep underground with a spot of caving and potholing. Many of the large caverns such as Blue John Cavern are open to the public and are a great place to take the family if the weather’s not so hot. The rocks and boulders that make up this great valley best yield their secrets when viewed from down below, where the history of the earth begins.
 
cyclingOr why not have a day of golfing on one of our renowned golf courses set amidst the backdrop of the Peak District? Or watch a civilised game of cricket on the lawn of a country club? Children can get active too with events on at most leisure centres as well as organised activity sessions such as dancing, cheerleading, football and tennis.
 
There’s a reason why people in this part of the country live long and healthy lives and it’s not just down to the pure, fresh air that we breathe and our relaxed way of life; no, our secret is in staying active and young of mind! So come and join us and let the wind fill your sails whilst the energy of the land courses through your veins, ensuring that there’ll always be a part of the Hope Valley ingrained within you.
 
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