Things To Do

That you probably hadn’t thought of...

image004Hire a professional Walking Guide – Cath Lee

At 637m, Kinder Scout is the National Park’s highest peak, and on a clear day it provides stunning views. Over a 7-8 hour walk, your professional guide will share a wealth of knowledge about the local history, geology, plant life, and conservation work.


image025Tour the Peak District in a Vintage Car

Experience the Peak District in the only vintage car licensed for Private Hire in the UK. Take a picnic in the Manifold Valley or one of the wonderful tours with stops along the way. 20% Saving For Our Guests.


image024Hire a professional Photographer – Guy Badham

Learn more about the art of creating high-impact landscape images from one of the photographic professionals who work in the National Park.  Including technical and practical advice, your day will be tailored to suit your specific interests.


image008Clay pigeon shooting in the Hope Valley

Simulated game shooting offers a realistic experience of a genuine drive but using traditional clays. Novices will receive tuition from a qualified BASC coach, while experienced shooters will face 4 simulated drives and 250 clays. (Minimum of 4 people.)


image026For the more active – Visit Site

For a full day of adrenaline filled professionally guided activities choose two from –  Caving, Bridge abseil, Rock climbing, Gorge walking or Weaseling


For our Old Shoulder of Mutton Guests ONLY:

image006Fly fishing on the Dove and Wye

Fishing for wild trout in limestone rivers is as good as it gets. For the novice we can provide guided fishing on the River Wye, while for the experienced angler we have access to the Beresford Dale beat and fishing ‘temple’ used by the Compleat Angler authors, Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton, in the 1670’s. This is the Holy Grail of international fly fishing.


image010Afternoon tea at Tissington Hall with Sir Richard FitzHerbert

This is a unique opportunity to visit Tissington Hall which is only occasionally open to the public. Take afternoon tea with Sir Richard who will then give you a guided tour of his ancestral home and gardens which have been in his family for over 500 years. It was built in 1609 by Francis FitzHerbert. (Minimum of 4 people.)



Download walking routes

Monsal Head, Tissington and High Peak Trails (walk or cycle)

Lathkil Dale, Dove Dale, Thorpe Cloud

Carsington Water and visitor centre


From the Old Shoulder of Mutton:

Clough Wood/Millclose Mine, Stanton Moor/Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Robin Hood’s Stride, The Limestone Way


For the more adventurous:

Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Axe Edge Moor, Mam Tor, Shining Tor, Shutlingsloe, The Roaches

Don’t forget our favourite driving tour – copies available.

More Information

Newly refurbished to provide a blend of contemporary style and traditional detailing, the Old Shoulder of Mutton provides luxury accommodation for visitors to the beautiful Peak District National Park.

Within the picturesque village of Winster, ideally located for Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Matlock.

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