“Beautiful woodland lodges with private terraces in the heart of the National Forest” - VisitEngland Assessor
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Located at Rosliston Forestry Centre in the heart of the National Forest, these beautiful lodges, each in their own woodland spot, offer a relaxing stay at any time of the year. Furnished with comfy sofas, quality beds and a kitchen fully equipped for self-catering, each lodge also has a private terrace with barbecue. The centre offers plenty to do and has easy access to local facilities and the nearby Peak District.
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About the area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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