Rivendale Lodge Retreat

“Potentially a great place for newt-watchers.” - AA Inspector



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Rivendale Lodge Retreat is set in a former quarry, surrounded by opportunities, including the adjacent Tissington Trail. Natural landscaping includes a wide range of tree varieties as well as indigenous and cultivated pants. There's a large colony of Great Crested Newts in addition to many bird species. The well spaced lodges are beautifully equipped, with superbly, comfortable interiors and all have the benefit of generous decked areas; some also have hot tubs. Further facilities include a well stocked, licenced shop, a stylish bistro and a bar that benefits from great countryside views.

Rivendale Lodge Retreat
Buxton Road, Alsop en le Dale, ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE, DE6 1QU


Opening times
  • Open all year
Site Information
  • Total Static Pitches: 74

About the area

Discover Derbyshire

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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