Walking & cycling:

Our village has 2 cycle hires, both on the manifold valley cycle trail. We are right next to the Peak District national park, Dovedale, Ilam, Thors cave, Blue John mines, Pooles cavern, Dimmingsdale & loads more!
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Churnet Valley Steam railway:

Take a steam powered journey back in time, then stop for tea & scones at the vintage railway cafe.
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Cinema, bowling & ice skating:

All in one place at Uttoxeter cinebowl.
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Trentham monkey forest:

Take a walk amongst the monkeys as they roam free in the woodlands & meadows of the trentham estate.


Tittisworth Reservoir:

A beautiful reservoir, surrounded by footpaths. There's also a children's play area and great cafe. 
Images supplied by Severn Trent Water - Tittisworth
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Foxlowe Arts Centre & Cafe:

A lovely cafe run by volunteers, plus theres always a free art exhibition on upstairs along with regular cinema nights, comedy nights, live music & lots of other events. 
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Peak Wildlife park: 

A new little zoo on our doorstep, check it out if you fancy a peek at some penguins.
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Alton towers:

Theme park & Waterpark, just 3 miles down the road.
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Rock climbing:

The Roaches, Hen cloud, Black rock & loads more climbs are all very close by. You may even be able to borrow a copy of Staffordshire grit if you ask nicely.




Blake Hall fisheries are the closest places to try for a big catch.
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Traditional town markets:

Leek: General market - Wednesday. Antique market - Saturday. Ashbourne: General market Thursday. Antique market - Saturday.



Stoke skate plaza: 

Arguably, the largest and most original skateplaza in Europe (34000 square feet!) it has everything, great for anyone who wants to skate or ride concrete.



Horse riding:

Beaver hall, Tissington trekking centre and Poplars farm are the closest riding stables.



Carsington water:

Lots to do at this reservoir: take windsurfing or kayaking lessons, go fishing, hire a rowing boat, hire a bike or just go for a stroll then take a break at the visitors centre and cafe.



South Moorlands Leisure Centre:

The local leisure centre, less than 15 mins drive. Lots to do here with a 33m swimming pool, 56 station gym, sports hall and 2 squash courts.
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Our favourite places to eat & drink


Hetty's Tea Shop: This cafe is based in a lovely heritage building on the edge of the canal. After a tasty homemade snack you can enjoy a stroll along the waters edge or even a boat ride. ST10 2HJ

The Yew Tree: A real unusual real ale pub. Pork pies, pickled eggs, polyphony, a pianola and penny farthings can all be found here! ST10 3EJ


The Ramblers retreat: This little cafe is nestled amongst the trees at dimmingsdale. Beautiful food & beautiful views; the perfect place to relax after a woodland walk. ST10 4BU


Ye Olde Crown Inn: Traditional Country Pub in local village of Waterhouses, just a 5 mins drive from the campsite. ST10 3HL

The Cottage Kitchen Country Cafe: A lovely cafe stocking lots of local products and seasonal artisan foods. ST13 7PN

Denstone farm shop & cafe: This cafe and farm shop is all about buying local & supporting lots of independent local producers. Open 8.30 - 4,30 Tuesday - Saturday & 10.00 - 4.00 on Sundays. ST14 5HF

Buxton Tap House: Handmade craft beers brewed in Buxton, tasty food & regular live music. SK17 6AT


Stepping Stones Pub: A good choice for family groups - great value for money with large seating areas and a children's play area. Just 10 mins drive from the campsite. The Stepping Stones gives a discount to Rue Hill Campers - just present your campsite map to receive 20% off your food bill. DE6 1AY