Spring House Farm is situated near Castleton, in the Hope Valley, which is generally regarded as the heart of the Peak District National Park.
The Hope Vallley is justifiably one of the most popular tourist locations in the Peak District National Park.
Towering above Castleton is Peveril Castle, a Norman castle which was built around 1080 by William Peveril, thought to have been an illegitimate son of William the Conquerer.
The area around Castleton has numerous caverns and deep valleys (or ‘dales’) carved out of the local limestone rock. The caverns are a famous and popular visitor attraction.
Dominating the view from Castleton is Mam Tor, a former Iron Age fortress which is a spectacular viewpoint and a favourite launching pad for local hang-glider pilots.
There is direct access from Spring House Farm over the fields to the villages of Hope and Castleton or directly to the ridge which comprises Lose Hill, Back Tor and Mam Tor, making this the perfect base for walkers and ramblers.
Only a short distance away lie the Derwent Reservoirs, which offer easy walking and cycling amongst magnificent scenery.
Peveril Castle from above Cavedale – with Mam Tor behind
Lose Hill from Mam Tor
Spring House Farm is on the right-hand edge of the picture, half-way up
Cyclists near Mam Tor
Buxton Opera House