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Hope Valley, Bike & Boot Hotel, walks, hikes, beer and great food

River and countryside view

Bike & Boot

Hope Valley and surrounding walks

Other local attractions

Bike & Boot

A weekend in the Peak District, in Hope Valley the successful Bike & Boot company have opened a new hotel in the Peak District. The first can be found in Scarborough and is aimed at hikers, cyclists and dog owners. The rooms are modern, trendy and everything you need for the perfect stay. The hotel offers a whole load of freebies including free dog grooming, film club, hot drinks and cake and bike maintenance. The hotel also has a popular Bareca (bar/restaurant/cafe) where you can enjoy a huge selection of local craft beers, small plates, main meals and cocktails.

Bike & Boot Peak District is conveniently located a 3 minute drive and 18 minute walk from the centre of the town of Hope where you can find charming cafes, restaurants, Watson's farm shop and the sought-after Hope Valley ice cream. It is also close to the larger town of Castleton where you can start the popular Mam Tor hike, one of the highest peaks in the Peak District.

You can walk from Bike & Boot to Hope Valley onto Castleton and back. You can walk along the road or via the country public footpath. The path takes you through muddy fields and involves stiles so be aware of this if you are taking children or dogs.

Route to Hope Valley:

  • Turn right from outside of Bike & Boot and carry on along the road until you reach the Travellers Rest pub

  • Turn left at the Traveller Rest pub, cross the foot bridge and you will see the sign for the public footpath on your right where you will find the first stile which will take you into a field - 53.339591, -1.728123

  • Follow the public footpath signs until you reach Eccles Lane. Turn right and continue onto Pindale road to take you into the centre of Hope

Route to Castleton:

  • After stopping in Hope retrace your steps back to where the public footpath meets Eccles Lane, cross the road and rejoin the public footpath all the way into Castleton

River in Castleton

Hope Valley and surrounding walks

There are a number of walks in the Hope Valley and the surrounding area and here are some of the most popular walks including the starting point and where to park (if needed).

Mam Tor circular walk

  • 1.8 miles circular walk which takes approximately 2 hours to complete

  • Park at the Mam Nick car park (be aware this gets busy on weekends and costs £4.50 for 2 hours)

  • Start the walk from the car park and follow the National Trust sign

  • The path is tough, steep and involves some scrambling but offers some beautiful views being one of the highest peaks in Peak District

Derwent Edge walk

  • 2.5 mile circular walk which will take approximately 1 hour to complete

  • Park in any of the bays along the A57 on the side closest to Ladybower reservoir for free here - 53.374431, -1.705970

  • Start the walk from across the road, head up the tarmac path and veer right at the route signs. You can then follow the markers to the top of the trail and down the other side the arrive back at the car

  • The walk is muddy, steep and much of the route is through a man-made path through grassy verges. It can be windy as you ascend further up to the top and slippery on the descent if it is or has been raining

Winnats pass

  • 2.5 mile circular walk which will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete

  • The walk starts on Old Mam Tor Road and you can park for free on the roadside

  • From Old Mam Tor Road head downhill in the direction of Blue John Cavern and towards the field through a gate. Head for the farmhouse and then take the path to the left until you reach another small date. Cross over and walk uphill to the top of Winnats pass

  • On the way down follow the path until you reach Speedwell Cavern and a cattle grid. Cross through the gate and back over the field winding down to return back to Old Mam Tor Road

Hathersage and Stanage Edge walk

  • 6.5 mile walk which will take approximately 3-4 hours

  • The walk is circular and starts from Hathersage train station. Park at the station (free) or Oddfellows Road (£6 for over 4 hours)

  • There are stiles and some rocky and uneven terrain

  • Find the route here

Ladybower reservoir walk

  • 5.5 mile circular route which took approximately 3 hours with a pram

  • The route is accessible and pram and wheelchair friendly

  • You can also rent mobility scooters from the Upper Derwent visitor centre

  • Start the route by parking in any of the bays along the A57 on the side closest to Ladybower reservoir for free here - 53.374431, -1.705970 (same as the Derwent Edge walk above). This way you can stop at the Upper Derwent visitor centre halfway for a hot sandwich, ice cream or fresh cake

Woman running down country road

Other local attractions

Other local attractions for those who are not a fan of walking include:

  • Losehill House Hotel spa for a treatment of spa experience

  • Treak Cliff Cavern (cave tour) - £14.50 for adults, 12 minute drive from Hope Valley

  • Peak Cavern (cave tour) - £18.75 for adults, 11 minute drive from Hope Valley

  • Chatsworth House (house, 105-acre garden, farmyard, playground and acres of natural parkland to explore) - prices from £7 for adults, 22 minute drive from Hope Valley

  • Intrepid Brewing - 4 minute drive from Hope Valley

  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn - country pub serving local produce

  • Bakewell - beautiful Peak District town famous for the Bakewell tart and pudding

  • Thornbridge Brewery - brewery where you can sample the local beers and eat delicious pizza

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