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Lots of guests arrive and realise they don’t really need to go anywhere - just sit by the fire with a good book, enjoy jacket potatoes roasted in our wood burning oven or sit in the wood fired hot tub under the stars. You can even wander across the field to ‘Shepherds Rest’ to enjoy a relaxing massage by candlelight.
If you want to explore, we are lucky to live in such a beautiful area and have so many great places to visit.
On the doorstep
Alton Towers is just 5 minutes away from us with the theme park and also for rainy days, try Splash Landings waterpark.
Explore the Manifold Valley Hire a bike and follow the 8.5 mile old railway line through the beautiful Manifold Valley - passing tearooms reaching the Manifold Inn or The Tea Junction at the end of the line in Hulme End. Cycle hire is available in the village of Waterhouses, just 2 miles from Secret Cloud. Don’t miss the footpath up to Thors Cave from the route click here to see the route and download a map.
Bike Hire – we recommend booking in advance at weekends and school holidays.
Manifold Valley Cycle Centre or Brown End Farm.
Peak Wildlife Park opened in 2015 and is just down the road from the yurts. With walkthrough areas guests really get close to the animals including lemurs, penguins, meerkats and more.
Visit Dimmingsdale – an enchanting and beautiful valley which is a haven for walkers and nature lovers. The Ramblers Retreat is a perfect stop off, famous for its huge puddings!
Take a ride on the Churnet Valley Railway through the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands. After reopening a line up to Cauldon Lowe in 2010, on some occasions you can see and hear the wonderful steam engines coming up the valley.
Visit our local towns of Leek and Ashbourne for local produce, independent shops and great places to eat.
Around the Area
Chatsworth House is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground. Experience a taste of Chatsworth in the shops, restaurants and award winning Farm shop, or explore the beautiful 1000 acre park. If you are visiting in Winter, don’t miss the Christmas market.
The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath the cable car journey is just the start at this popular Peak District attraction. Your ticket also includes access to the caverns, exhibitions and hilltop park.
Go Underground... On a wet day why not head underground to one of the areas many caves and caverns.........try Pooles Cavern the world famous Blue John Cavern or Speedwell Cavern with a boat trip 450 m under the hills of Castleton.
Explore the Potteries Visit the home of Emma Bridgewater in Stoke on Trent, Denby Pottery near Derby or one of our favourites, Burleigh Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent.
A fantastic collection of National Trust properties are on your doorstep including Sudbury Museum of Childhood, Ilam Park and Kedleston Hall. See the National Trust Peak District website for more details.
Trentham Estate has something for everyone from a shopping village, beautiful gardens, boat rides and Monkey Forest- popular with guests of all ages!
Hire a bike and cycle along the beautiful Monsal Trail which was reopened in 2011 including all the tunnels.
Book a show at the beautiful Buxton Opera House.
Visit the Totally Locally Leek Market which takes place on the first Sunday of every month with an artisan market with lovely local food, jewellery, ceramics, photography, arts, homeware and more with lots of Leek's lovely independent shops and cafes open - all making for a relaxed Sunday shopping.
Step back in time and visit the Crich Tramway Museum a period village containing a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop, including the tram depots. The museum's collection of trams runs through the village setting. Visitors are transported one mile out into the countryside and back, aboard the varied fleet of trams.
For inspiration visit Enjoy Staffordshire and Visit Peak District websites.
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