Climbing in Ilam
Raven's Tor in Dovedale offers superb crack and face climbing on solid rock, all in a beautiful setting above the river.
Other things to do nearby
The White Peak offers climbing for all abilities. Popular sites include Dove Dale, the Manifold Valley and the famous Thors Cave - which boasts brilliant crags and bouldering.
The hostel is on the doorstep of one of the most beautiful limestone dales in Britain, with trails offering steep cliffs and spires, rare woodlands species and quaint picturesque villages.
One of the most popular circular walks will take you down the valley into Milldale where you can visit the characterful shop/café.
Take an off-road route down to the River Dove, there's lots of rough and ready tracks for you to enjoy.
Converted former railway lines, such as the Tissington, High Peak and the Manifold Trails offer great routes for cycling.
Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity.
YHA Hartington Hall is an ideal base to explore cycling of all natures from family friendly trails to endurance mountain biking routes.
The Peak District offers an ideal landscape for the more experienced climber, with amazing crags and bouldering opportunities just minutes from the hostel door.
In just 15 minutes you can be down by the River Dove, feeding the ducks, watching the herons and, if you're lucky, a kingfisher. A gentle, idyllic walk that everyone can enjoy.
There are an unlimited amount of mountain bike routes around the Hartington area for all abilities.
Jump on your bike and enjoy the landscape.
Ashbourne has remained largely unchanged since the 18th century, with it's Medieval street pattern and historic buildings.
Sheen lies between the lower Dove and Manifold Valleys, well known for their scenic beauty. These are some of the most popular walks in the whole country.
Visit Britain’s newest reservoir and explore the trails through spectacular scenery. It offers a lovely day out for all the family with a children's play area, visitor centre, watersport centre
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Some say that this is the finest Stone Age 'henge'
The Tissington Trail is just 5 minutes drive away and provides links to the beautiful village of Hartington and the market town of Ashbourne.