Out and About

Brambles Farm is a wonderful base if you are looking for a traditional holiday in an area, on the edge of the Peak District National park, which is steeped in natural beauty and close to a vast array of attractions and activities to suit people of all ages and tastes. Walking, Climbing, Sailing, Fishing. Mountain Biking, Riding, Bird watching, Photography are just some of the things that guests can do when visiting. The market town of Leek is just a few minutes away and the most famous theme park in the UK, Alton Towers is just down the road. Stoke on Trent and the world famous “Potteries” is a short drive away as is the Spa town of Buxton.

Nearby Towns

Leek (4 miles) – A traditional market town and civil parish in the county of Staffordshire, which lies on the River Churnet. Historically Leek was a mill town which traditional manufactured silk and lingerie.

Hartington (10 miles) – A village in the centre of the White Peak area of the Derbyshire Peak District which lies on the river Dove.

Buxton (13 miles) – A traditional spa and market town, bordering Cheshire and Staffordshire and described as the gateway to the Peak District National Park.

Ashbourne (14 miles) – A traditional market town located in the Derbyshire Dales and home to the historic annual Shrovetide football match. In the southern edge of the Peak District and the closest town to Dovedale.

Stoke-on-Trent (14 miles) – A city in the county of Staffordshire, the home of the pottery industry and is commonly known as the potteries. Companies including Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgewood and Minton based here.

Macclesfield (17 miles) – A traditional market town and civil parish in the county of Cheshire, which lies on the River Bollin. Macclesfield was once the worlds largest producer of finished silk, more significantly silk buttons with mills. There were 71 silk mills initially powered by water and later by steam.

Bakewell (18 miles) – A traditional market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire. The town is well known for local confection and of course Bakewell pudding. The town is close to nearby attractions such as Chatsworth House and Haddon hall.

Matlock (22 miles) – Situated in the south-eastern part of the peak district and is located in the county of Derbyshire. Matlock is home to a Victorian public park called Hall Leys Park, which opened in 1898 and the former spa resort of Matlock Bath lies immediately south of the town.

The cities of Derby, Manchester and Birmingham are located are located 27, 37, and 56 miles away from the properties, respectively. Each with a host of local attractions accessed easily via good rail links at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield train stations.

Nearby Outdoor Pursuits (Peak District National Park & Derbyshire Dales):


Cycling (Road/mountain)



Water Sports


Horse Riding

Dirt Biking

Nearby attractions (Peak District National Park & Derbyshire Dales):

Trials Day Dirt Biking (Blackshaw Moor, 2.2 miles)

Leek Golf Club (Leek, 2.4 miles)

Peak Climbing School (Upper Hulme, 2.6 miles)

Westwood Golf Club (Leek, 3.2 miles)

Peak Wildlife Park (Winkhill, 3.8 miles)

The Roaches (Upper Hulme, 3.9 miles)

True North Adventures & Cycle Hub (Upper Hulme, 3.9 miles)

Coombes Valley RSPB Reserve (Leek, 4.0 miles)

Cheddleton Flint Mill (Leekbrook, 4.0 miles)

Tittersworth Reservoir (Meerbrook, 4.1 miles)

Tittesworth Water Sports and Activity Centre (Meerbrook, 4.9 miles)

Rudyard Lake (Rudyard, 4.9 miles)

Rudyard Lake Miniature Steam Railway (Rudyard, 4.9 miles)

Madrenaline Activities (Rushton Spencer, 5.4 miles)

Northfield Farm Riding and Trekking Centre (Buxton, 6.4 miles)

Thor’s Cave (Peak District, 6.4 miles)

Churnet Valley Railway (Froghall, 7.6 miles)

Manifold Valley Cycle Hire (Hulme End, 7.7 miles)

Manifold Trail (Hulme End, 8.4 miles)

Bosley Cloud (Congleton, 8.3 miles)

Wincle Brewery (Wincle, 8.8 miles)

Alton Towers (Alton 9.2 miles)

CBeebies Land (Alton 9.2 miles)

Millbrook Fisheries (Wetley Rocks, 9.6 miles)

Go Ape Buxton (Buxton, 9.9 miles)

Awesome Walls (Stoke-on-Trent, 11 miles)

Dovedale (Ilam, 13.1 miles)

Tissington Trail (Parsley Hay, 13.4 miles)

Parsley Hay Bike Hire Centre (13.4 miles)

Stoke Ski Centre (Stoke-on-Trent, 13.9 miles)

Forest Distillery (Macclesfield Forest, 14 miles)

Trentham Monkey Forest (Stoke-On-Trent, 14.0 miles)

Trentham Estate & Gardens (Stoke-On-Trent, 14.0 miles)

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (Stoke-on-Trent, 14.2 miles)

Gladstone Pottery Museum (Stoke-on-Trent, 14.5 miles)

Aspire Adventure Activities (Matlock, 16 miles)

Peak Ales (Bakewell, 17.0 miles)

Chatsworth House (Bakewell, 17.0 miles)

Goyt Valley (High Peak, 17.4 miles)

Windgather Crag (High Peak, 17.8 miles)

Carsington Water (Ashbourne, 20 miles)

Jodrell Bank (Macclesfield, 22.0 miles)

Gullivers Kingdom (Matlock, 22.9 miles)

Chester Zoo (Chester, 39 miles)

Places to eat

The Reform Inn (Thorncliffe, 1 mile)

La Casona (Leek, 1.4 miles)

The Three Horse Shoes Country Inn & Spa (Meerbrook, 2 miles)

The Jervis Arms (Onecote, 2.1 miles)

So Thai (Leek, 2.1 miles)

The Naz (Leek, 2.2 miles)

Primo Piano (Leek, 2.3 miles)

Napoli (Leek, 2.4 miles)

Mehek (Bottomhouse, 3.0 miles)

The Lazy Trout (Meerbrook, 3.1 miles)

Mr Vongs Chinese Takeaway (Leek, 3.6 miles)

Pabna (Leek, 3.7 miles)

Georges Tradition – Fish & Chips (Leek, 4.0 miles)

The Marquis of Granby (Ipstones, 4.3 miles)

The Manifold Hotel (Hulme End, 5.5 miles)

The Ryles Arms (Sutton, 13.1 miles)

Nearby Wedding Venues

The Three Horse Shoes Country Inn & Spa (Meerbrook, 2.0 miles)

Heaton House (Rushton Spencer, 5.5 miles)

The Ashes Barn (Endon, 5.7 miles)

Tissington Hall (Ashbourne, 14.7 miles)