Surrounding Area

The village of Wetton and The Old Chapel is set between the beautiful

valleys of Dovedale and Manifold, both with SSI’s. We can loan

waterproof OS maps for the area and advise on walks for all abilities.


Dovedale is easily accessible on a ½ or full day walk. We can provide ideas for routes from the front door that showcase the best of the White Peak, taking in Dovedale, or a short 5 minute drive to the hamlet of Milldale and the historic Viator bridge

Manifold Valley

The Manifold Valley is a SSI with easy access having a tarmaced dis-used railway running from Hulme End to Waterhouses for 10 miles. Access to the trail is a short walk, and there are many circular walks from The Old Chapel. From a 30 minute walk to Thors Cave to full day walks. The Manifold Valley with its tarmaced surface is excellent for those with restricted mobility and wheelchairs.

Tissington Trail & Manifold Valley: Bike Trails & Hire Centres

A 4 mile drive takes you to the Alsop car park which gives access to the 22 mile Tissington Trail which runs from Ashbourne to Parsely Hay and onto the High Peak Trail and a further 15 miles to Cromford in the Derwent Valley. The Manifold Valley trail running from Waterhouses to Hulme End for 10 miles is accessible a couple of minutes from The Old Chapel and provides a largely car free tarmaced trail. There are miles of quiet country lanes for the more adventurous.

Alton Towers

Just a 30 minute drive to the UK’s premier theme park

Historic Houses

Chatsworth House

Haddon Hall

Both loacted close to the historic market town of Bakewell just a 20 minute drive away.
A peaceful retreat in the heart of the Peak District
The Old Chapel
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