Local Attractions

Explore the Peak District

Hen Cloud Cottages is in The Peak District, Britain’s first national park.  There is so much to do we can’t include it all here, but if you fancy exploring further afield than The Roaches, then the tourist board website has lots of ideas for you.

Here’s a brief summary of the highlights.

  • Buxton is an attractive market town just a few miles north via a dramatic drive. The famous Buxton Opera House, the Victorian Park and some small interesting shops in the Cavendish Arcade, as well as Poole’s Cavern, are all worthy of exploration.
  • Turning south from the cottage is Leek, another attractive market town with its numerous antique emporia.
  • Nearby villages include Alstonefield, Blackshaw Moor, Earl Sterndale and Longnor as well as Gradbach and the highest village in England, Flash.
  • Further afield lies Bakewell, famous for the Bakewell Pudding (not tarts – we’ll explain) and Tideswell, with its Cathedral of the Peak and good range of cafés, pubs and shops
  • If the thrills and spills of Alton Towers is your thing, Hen Cloud Cottage is in easy reach, and when you’ve had your fill, you can retreat to the calm and tranquility of Hen Cloud Cottages.
  • If you can’t get your fill of attractive landscapes, then the Goyt Valley is worth visiting, as is the Macclesfield Forest or the spectacular Chrome and Parkhouse Hills.