This part of our web site provides additional information 
about Hathersage - the village where Peak Activities Ltd.'s 
UK base of operations Rock Lea Activity Centre has been 
located since 1987.

The village of HATHERSAGE lies in the charming and accessible
Hope Valley in the very heart of the Peak District National Park in 
the Derbyshire Dales of the Peak District National Park.  Our other 
outdoor training & activities operations base is over in the Austrian


Looking across Hathersage up to Millstone Edge and the Eastern Moors


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 Hathersage is where the lush green
dales of the White Peak's limestone
scenery meet the wild and crags &
heather moorlands & edges on the
rugged Dark Peak's Millstone Grit.
The charming, unspoiled stone-built
village of Hathersage nestles a short
walk beneath several world famous
rock-climbing crags such as Stanage Edge,
Gritstone Edge, Burbage & Bamford Edge
and Froggatt Edge... a mecca for climbers
and walkers from all over Europe.
Local maps/street plan of Hathersage.
Getting here by air, road or rail couldn't be easier !
Aerial photographs & relief maps.
The village has dozens of excellent upland and lowland walks 
starting right on the doorstep - and enjoys a reputation for
being an ideal base for walkers, ramblers and a host of outdoor
pursuits such as climbing, abseiling, caving, gliding, orienteering, 
potholing, & mountain biking.  Close by is the start of the famous
Pennine Way in the stunning valley of Edale & Ladybower Reservoir
& the Derwent Dams are just a short walk from our base too...some
favourite splace for cycle treasure hunts and trailquests.

Peak Activities offers tailored events for groups and also runs 
regular weekend outdoor adventure breaks in Hathersage for
thrill seeking individuals  & couples.

Peak Activities Ltd's safe outdoor instruction services in the UK 
now cover over 30 different outdoor sports and outdoors activities.
In the Austrian Alps we now offer more adventurous activities 
including skiing, snow-shoe walking, ice climbing & snowboarding.

Looking across to Lose Hill from the side of Win Hill.





The village of Hathersage lies in the wonderful Hope Valley
which is in the heart of the beautiful Peak National Park
on the junction of the A6187 (formerly the A625) and
the B6001 c. 10 miles West of Sheffield. There are
very good road links to the M1 to the East ( junction 29 to
London and the South is just 16 miles away) and the
M6 in the West. Service buses link the village to
Sheffield and nearby market towns such as Bakewell.
Hathersage has a modest railway station which lies on
the main line between Sheffield to the east and Manchester
over in the West. The scenic mountain and moorland views
seen from the train coming into Hathersage from either
direction are superb. Trains from Sheffield and Manchester
are frequent and stop regularly here. Sheffield is a major
communications hub with a main line railway station, an
adjacent bus interchange and a recently opened local airport.
Manchester Ringway airport and East Midlands airport are
both within 30/40 minutes drive of the centre of Hathersage.




Hathersage's heated open air swimming pool is close to Rock Lea.

The village of Hathersage is small but lively. It enjoys many attractions rare for
a small village, including a public fully heated open air swimming pool (open Easter
to September) . There are also numerous tourist shops, lots of coaching inns and
small hotels, and several excellent places to eat including an Indian Balti restaurant,
cafes, & restaurants. The village also has a post office, chemist, banks, gift shops,
off-license/grocery, outdoor equipment specialist store, butcher, garden centre, etc.


The village's night life revolves around the many local pubs, some of which offer
pool, live music, dances, discos, quiz-nights, darts, pool & unusual sessions of bingo !
For those with more exotic preferences the modern city of Sheffield is just a short
taxi ride, bus journey or train ride away. Sheffield offers late night shopping at the
huge Meadowhall shopping mall, cine-complexes, a dry skiing slope, hundreds of
bars, loads of cinemas, discos and night clubs. There is also ice-skating, ten pin
bowling & several indoor rock climbing venues for those with excess energy to burn !
( After a busy day with our tutors you might only have enough energy left to go just
across the road into the Little John pub ! ).

Chatsworth House is just a short drive away from Hathersage
Arguably, some of the UK's best climbing and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts shops
including Outside and Hitch 'N' Hike are located here..one in the village and one
on the outskirts....so the village is a mecca for gear freaks with a yearning for buying
all the latest accessories and life's non-essentials ! We offer all our clients
discount vouchers valid for both shops, so you can save a fortune by spending
all your money there !
Derbyshire's Hope Valley is a "Valley of Delights"...
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Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1DD.
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TRAINING DIVISION - www.peak-activities.co.uk
Tel 01433-650345 & 07771-855105