Information on the Hope Valley -  Peak Activities' base in the Peak National Park


Ladybower Reservoir looking North from Bamford Edge - and Millstones in the snow near Bole Hill Quarry.


Our highly acclaimed outdoor pursuits centre in Derbyshire's Peak 
District is located in the wonderful scenic Hope Valley. The Hope Valley 
is simply a Box of Delights offering Peak Activities' customers lots of 
safe, thrilling opportunities for superb team building and a wide range 
of adventrous outdoor pursuits  & outdoor activities with the friendly 
tutors & instructional staff  from our long established base at 
Rock Lea Activity Centre which is in the centre of the lively village
of Hathersage.  
Serious Training Opportunities in the Hope Valley with 
     Peak Activities Ltd's Chartered Training Specialists

Light-hearted Team Building Opportunities and Sports 
    Activities with Peak Activities Ltd's NGB qualified tutors.

Adventurous Outdoor Pursuits Weekends and Special Interest 
    Adventure Weekends open to individual members of the public .
The scenic Hope Valley railway line connects Manchester & Sheffield and cuts through the scenic Peak District National Park. Trains travelling along the Hope Valley railway line stop at Hathersage station which is just 5 minutes walk from our offices and popular base of operations ( Rock Lea ) located in Hathersage village centre.

The Hope Valley tourism area includes the Edale Valley where the world 
famous Pennine Way begins. Just around the valley is Ladybower Reservoir 
which was made worldfamous by the "Dambusters" film. Stanage Edge - a 
world class climbers playground overlooks our centre and is just 4 mins drive 
away. The well known scenic Hope Valley  railway line has stations at Grindleford, 
Hathersage, Bamford, Hope and Edale villages..and allows easy access from all
parts of the United Kingdom.

Peak Activities Ltd offers a wide range of outdoor training events in and around 
the Hope Valley - including mountain biking, treasure hunts, caving, rock climbing,
high ropes challenges, orienteering, potholing, walking & rambling.  We also have
over 2,000 acres of private estate in the area where we can set up a host of different
exercises for outdoor and indoor based team building and problem solving, leadership
development training and much more.

ACCOMMODATION in and around Hathersage & the Hope Valley for Peak Activities' customers.

We're so Accessible !

Hathersage is one of the most central, accessible venues 
you can choose for a scenic upland  holiday, short break, 
bespoke outdoor training event or corporate hospitality. 

Our location in the Hope Valley and our 25+ years of experience
runnings uccessful events makes Peak Activities Ltd the ideal
choice if you are gathering together people from all over the UK 
or abroad for your training event, business planning meeting, 
sales conference, stag party, hen weekend or family re-union. 

See UK and local area maps...

.Edale..............Stanage Edge

Environmentally friendly and easy ways of getting around the Hope Valley are astride a horse or on foot !

Sunset over Kinder Scout - a wilderness area.

The Hope Valley is in the very heart of the beautiful
 Peak District National Park on the junction of the 
A625 (now the A6187) and the B6001. We're located 
just 10 miles West of Sheffield. Click here for travel maps.

In Castleton there are wonderful caves and old mines to explore,
where you can see the very rare "Blue John" flouspar mineral
which is found nowhere else on earth.  The deepest cave in
England ( pictured above ) is one of the caves you can explore
if you visit Rock Lea and go underground on one of our
potholing experiences with our highly experienced and fully
qualified caving tutors.

A group from Rock Lea rock climbing. 
Click image to see lots more sports sessions 
we can offer overlooking the Hope Valley..

The Hope Valley stretches from Winnatt's Pass and
Mam Tor and Castleton in the west to Calver in the 
South East.  It is joined by the Edale Valley at the village 
of Hope which is overlooked by Win Hill and Lose Hill. 
Midway along the Hope Valley lies the villages of Bradwell 
and Bamford. Downstream is Hathersage and following 
the River Derwent below Hathersage are the villages of  
Grindleford and Froggatt.

Check out our other Hathersage information page.


Sports opportunites with Rock Lea's team of patient, well 
qualified tutors include walking, abseiling, rock climbing, 
caving, treasure hunts, potholing, scrambling, mountain biking, 
sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, gorge walks, mystery tours, 
trekking, fun-filled outdoor business games, teambuilding
challenges and lots more !


Hathersage is surrounded by the magnificent Peak Park,
yet it's only 18 miles from the M1 & 10 miles over the moors
from Sheffield city centre, where there are some excellent
large conference centres and hotels. Sheffield was recently 
designated the UK's National City of Sport.

Although we're very much a part of the Derbyshire Dales
and High Peak, the lively city of Sheffield is only a short drive 
away (10 miles) over the magnificant moorlands pictured above.

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Peak Activities Ltd main base of operations is Rock Lea
which is located in the accessible and unspoiled village of 
Hathersage - which lies in the wonderful Hope Valley.

Hathersage..so named because it lies at the "Heather's Edge"

The village of Hathersage is where the steel framed umbrella 
was invented by Samuel Fox in the mid nineteenth century and 
has many other historic & cultural links. It was the setting for Moreton 
in the novel "Jayne Eyre" (which was partly written here when 
Charlotte Bronte stayed at the village's old vicarage).

Little John, the faithful friend & lieutenant of Robin Hood, is 
reputed to be buried in the old village chuchyard. Sherwood 
Forest did indeed spread as far as here in the old days, so 
the last resting place of Little John might well have been here.

The Hope Valley railway line runs 
between Sheffield in the East and 
Manchester in the West. Trains stop 
at Hathersage and other small village 
stations including Grindleford, Hope,
Edale and Bamford.

The village has its own tiny railway station on the scenic
main line which follows the Hope Valley and then the Edale Valley 
as it runs through the Peak National Park between Manchester 
& Sheffield.  Nearby airports include Manchester International 
( 30 mins drive away), East Midlands (near Derby) International,
Birmingham Airport  and Sheffield's newly opened airport.

The lively, historic & charming peakland village of Hathersage
is overlooked by rolling hills, magnificent moorlands and impressive 
Gritstone escarpments . Crags such as Stanage Edge, the wild and
trackless Kinder Scout massif and the start of the Pennine Way are
just a short walk away from our very popular  base.

Peak Activities Ltd's group clients.  

"Thank you" letters & endorsements from some of our happy clients...




Peak Activities has often been featured on radio and television.

Where else can you find such a lively village amidst such lovely surroundings ?
Where too can you find  such a wide range of outdoor pursuits so close to 
motorways, railway stations, european ferries and airports ? 

Check out the open air heated pool ! This is very popular with our outdoor 
centre's customers after a good sunny day climbing up on the crags 
overlooking the village - or perhaps after a trip around the local reservoirs 
on one of our centre's mountain bikes.  Our popular centre is just 200 metres 
from the swimming pool !

We offer loads of different outdoor sports and team activities for groups...

For over 25 years the Hope Valley has been used by Peak Activities Ltd for : -

Telephone Peak Activities Ltd on 01433-650345
Millstones in the Hope Valley


Click for location Maps & Information about getting here by road & rail.
Go to the Hope Valley Tourist Association's own  web site

Please ring us on 01433-650345 if you want to discuss any specific products and services offered by Peak Activities Ltd.




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