For those seeking an adrenalin rush through an active holiday Vicarage Farm offers an unrivalled location.
Situated in a secluded hamlet on the Limestone Way and Pennine Bridleway, there are many circular routes to be taken from our doorstep through breathtaking limestone scenery, whether on foot, horse or bike. If your feet get tired, why not stretch both your mind and your body by trying your hand at gliding. The cliff top airfield of the Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club is only 3 miles away and even the timid can try their hand at flying with a fully trained glider pilot on a trial flight www.dlgc.org.uk
Alternatively if you want to identify even more with our feathered friends, try hang-gliding or paragliding. Local resident and former world female record holder Julie Leden set the British distance record, in 2004 , from a cliff only three miles away. For details of the many near hang gliding and para-gliding sites contact the Soaring Club at www.derbyshiresoaringclub.org.uk
For those who like heights whilst keeping their feet on the ground, the locality offers an abundance of challenging climbs on gritstone crags, limestone pillars and rock faces. Within ten miles is the mecca of British gritstone rock climbing with climbing routes of all difficulties at Stanage and Curbar Edges. A similar distance west lies the atmospheric Roaches rising as sentries in the landscape.
Alternatively if you prefer climbing in the dark, Derbyshire limestone offers an unrivalled choice of caves, old mines and caverns. Nearby Eldon Hole is the most spectacular for experienced cavers, whilst Nettle Pot is deeper at some 170 metres. The show caverns at Castleton and Buxton are a gentler alternative; you can visit on foot or by underground boat.
If you are a seasoned horse rider or would like to try trekking for the first time, there are stables in Buxton and Hope Valley which cater for all abilities and ages.
There are a number of sailing facilities on lakes and reservoirs such as at Carsington Water see www.carsingtonwater.com