Local sites and Activities

Shaw Farm is situated in open countryside on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Our area is known as the High Peak which is at the crossroads for touring Derbyshire and the Peak District, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Manchester, and ‘Last of The Summer Wine’ country Holmfirth in Yorkshire.

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A short walk to the top of our farm at 1073ft, (327m) affords spectacular views, eastwards towards Kinder Scout and the Peak District. To the west, the Cheshire plains stretch out to the northern Welsh hills on the horizon, over which there are often stunning sunsets.

There are many footpaths which cross our land for exploring, whilst quiet lanes and bridle ways make for good bike, and horse riding. We provide a folder of walks in each of the static caravans.

Places to Visit

Peak District buttercups

Peak District

The Peak District cowers a large area including Derbyshire and Staffordshire. It is a beautiful area within easy reach of major cities and contains stunning scenery and numerous villages with traditional pubs offering excellent locally produced food and drink.

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The good rail links in New Mills mean Manchester is only a half hour train journey away. This thriving city offers a wide range of activities including great shopping, museums, art galleries, excellent cinemas, a wide range of gastro pubs and restaurants, large music scene and nightlife to suit all tastes.

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New Mills Torrs hydro

New Mills

New Mills is one mile downhill from Shaw Farm. It is a steep climb so takes 30 - 45 minutes to walk. There is lots to see and do in New Mills, from shopping, the Torrs Riverside Park, nature walks and the town of Marple.

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Surrounding Areas

Apart from Derbyshire and the Peak District there are many other attractions within an hours drive. Nearby town of Stockport and neighbouring counties of Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, as well as Derbyshire.

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What's On Now

Looking for local events? Check out the Visit Peak District website to find what events are on now.

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Pubs and food

Looking to eat out? There are lots of great pubs, restaurants and takeaways in New Mills and the local area.

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The Peak District has many unspoiled old pack routes and bridle ways perfect for exploring on horse back. There are a number of good horse riding centres around the Peak District which can cater for most abilities from children's lessons to all day treks.

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fishing equipment


There are many scenic places to go fishing in the Peak District. One of the best sources of information about good fishing in the area and day tickets is the fishing shop Simpsons Tackle which is 15 minutes drive from Shaw Farm in Whaley Bridge

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