Spring House Farm is situated near Castleton, Hope Valley, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.
The Hope Valley is a popular tourist location. Towering above Castleton is Peveril Castle, a Norman keep which was built around 1080 by William Peveril, 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 well known and popular visitor attraction combining both natural caves, historic lead mines and working Blue John mines, a beautiful, local semi-precious stone.
Dominating Castleton is Mam Tor, a mountain-side and site for a former Iron Age fortress. It 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 onto 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.
There are, of course, many historic houses within easy reach and which are well worth a visit. These include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Hall and Park and Hardwick Hall. Other historic places include the famous Stone Age henge of Arbor Low and the Plague village of Eyam.
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