- Q: Is the cottage suitable for someone with restricted mobility?
- A: Yes, there is an Accessibility Statement which can be sent on e-mail by request.
- Q: How far away is the Manifold Trail?
It starts at Hulme End, a quarter of a mile from us. It is
ideal for walking or cycling because it follows the old railway line to
Waterhouses and is therefore level. The surface is tarmac.
It was listed by the Daily Telegraph as the number one cycle
trail in the September 27th 2008 issue. Just go to
www.telegraph.co.uk and type in Manifold Valley. The Tissington
Trail, a gravelled redundant railway line, can be accessed just the
other side of Hartington, about 3 miles away. It was listed by
the Telegraph as the fourth best cycle trail.
- Q: Where can we hire bicycles?
Bikes can be hired at Ashbourne, Parsley Hay and Waterhouses.
- Q: Where is a good place to eat?
The George at Alstonefield is highly recommended this year, as is
the Manifold Inn at Hulme End, and the Devonshire at Hartington.
The Cheshire Cheese at Longnor and the Royal Oak at Hurdlow are also recommended.
- Q: Where do you recommend for horse riding?
- A: Northfield Farm at Flash. Good trekking along old packhorse trails.
- Q: Is there fishing available locally?
- A: Yes, wild trout and grayling. Tickets can be
purchased locally but more information can be obtained from
www.peakpassport.co.uk. Also, Carsington Water was rated highly
- Q: What is the reception like for mobile 'phones?
- A: Poor, although EE works best around the
cottage. The other providers require you to walk around outside
to find a hotspot. Most people now use WiFi for mobil use.
- Q: Is there any canoeing in the Peaks?
- A: Yes, a Company called Peaks and Paddles does outdoor
adventure sports - i.e. Abseiling, Canoeing and Caving. Go to its
website www.peaksandpaddles.org or call 07896 912871.