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Edale is a small village in the Peak District National Park and can be found in the Hope Valley just a few miles from Castleton or a short 25 minute drive from the Portland Hotel.

The Start/Finish of the Pennine Way

Edale Village is best known to be the start or finish of the Pennine Way, which is 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. Found on the Manchester to Sheffield train line the village itself has a cafe, local shop and two pubs popular with tourists and locals alike. Also located in Edale is the Moorlands Visitor Centre which is a tourist information centre and a flagship centre for moorland research which is a inspirational experience.

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Monsal Dale, a valley within the Peak District National Park with spectacular views from the top of the valley and a wonderful example of Derbyshire countryside. Walk along the riverside and take in the landscape. You also have the famous Headstone Viaduct which the Monsal Trail now runs across.

A wonderful example of Derbyshire countryside

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The Tissington Trail is the former London and North Western Railway (LNWR) between Buxton and Ashbourne. Starting from Parsley Hay Cycle Hire; just a short 30 minute drive from the Portland Hotel, you can follow the trail all the way to Ashbourne. Suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair friendly its a great family day out passing through 13 miles of Peak District National Park.

13 miles of Peak District National Park

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Looking for something energetic and family friendly? Visit the Monsal Trail, start from Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire only a 12 minute drive from the Portland Hotel. A traffic free former midland railway line for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users that takes you through some of the Peak Districts most spectacular Dales.

Cycle through the Peak District's most spectacular Dales 

Pass through the Monsal Trail Tunnels which have gone through a £2.25 million repair project with funding from the Department of Transport. Four of the tunnels are lit during daylight hours making them safe to use, however it's advised to take a torch just in case of a power cut!

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Buxton Country Park is a great place to visit and explore with family and friends. Walk through Grin Low Woods keeping a look out for birds, animals and rare plants. Walk across important  landscape rich in history, reaching Solomon's Temple at the summit. Visit Pools Cavern at the bottom of Grin Low Woods, known for its incredible stalactites and stalagmites. Buxton Country Park also hosts Go Ape Tree Top Adventures situated in Grin Low Woods.

Walk across landscape rich in history

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Solomon's Temple is situated at the summit of Grin Hill in Buxton's Country Park and is just a brisk 20 minute walk from Poole's Carven. Built in 1896 to replace an earlier structure constructed by local farmer Solomon Mycock, Solomon's Temple occupies a ancient burial site dating back to the bronze age.

Enjoy views of Buxton and the Peak District from Solomon's Temple 

Once you reach the summit you can enjoy some spectacular views of Buxton and the Peak District National Park. Parking is available at Pooles Cavern, however Solomon's Temple is within easy walking distance from the Portland Hotel. Book direct with the Portland Hotel for best available rates.

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