Derbyshire Venues & Accommodation For Every Occasion

Knockerdown Local Attractions

The holiday cottages at Knockerdown are the ideal setting for a Peak District holiday, conveniently situated on the road between Ashbourne and Matlock, within walking distance of beautiful Carsington Water, a superb windsurfing and sailing centre, which has an area devoted to wildlife conservation and nature.

Throughout the year Carsington Water have special fun days for children of all ages. At the water sports centre you can hire (with tuition) Kayaks, windsurfers, Canadian canoes and bicycles. Professional fly fishing is available to enable guests to try their hand at fishing this popular, well-stocked reservoir. Fine walking country is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by (with bikes available to hire).

The principal centres of the Derbyshire Dales are nearby, Wirksworth, the market town of Ashbourne, attractive Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Matlock: all are fascinating ancient towns. Matlock (6 miles) is popular as an inland resort, standing on the River Derwent amid lovely scenery, and offering boating, angling, bowls, tennis and cricket.

The young (and the young at heart) will enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum - where visitors may enjoy the fun experience of trams from around the world. Magnificent Chatsworth House (10 miles) is England's most complete and authentic medieval house dating back to the 14th century. It is set in lovely countryside overlooking the River Wye, near Bakewell, which houses one of the National Park's information centres. One of Britain's premier theme parks, Alton Towers is within easy reach and is situated amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton. Alton Towers offers a fun-packed day out for all the family.

Not forgetting of course the traditional village inn adjacent to Knockerdown Farm serving Real Ales and bar snacks most days.