Climbing in Youlgreave
Cratcliffe Tor provides some of the area's most popular grit-stone climbs. Within a couple of miles from the hostel you'll find excellent routes such as 'Five Finger Exercise', 'Fern Hill' and 'Suicide Wall'.
Other things to do nearby
A circular route taking in stunning Lathkill Dale can be tailored to your walking level.
The River Derwent at Matlock hosts a grade 2 rapids course, with 35 permanent slalom gates in place and floodlights for darker evenings. Contact Matlock Canoe Club for details.
The nearby Tissington Trail winds its way gently through beautiful White Peak countryside. Take the opportunity to visit historic Tissington village with its stately home, duck-pond and tearooms.
Travel to Carsington Water for their gently undulating eight mile off-road trail around the reservoir, or take on one of the 'Dark Peak' routes for a full day of challenging mountain biking.
8 miles This remarkable medieval house is surrounded by Elizabethan gardens and set in the rolling countryside of the Peak District. Visit the website
This remarkable medieval house is surrounded by Elizabethan gardens and set in the rolling countryside of the Peak District.
7 miles Take a trip to Bakewell and discover this charming Derbyshire Dales town.
Take a trip to Bakewell and discover this charming Derbyshire Dales town. You'll find great shopping, plenty of spaces to relax and the famous Bakewell Pudding confection.
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'
18 miles Ride high above the Derwent Valley in an alpine-style cable car explore the famous caverns at the top. Visit the website
Rising from the valley floor, the cable cars give you stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
The Tissington Trail is just 5 minutes drive away and provides links to the beautiful village of Hartington and the market town of Ashbourne.
The stately home and 1000 acre park of the Duke of Devonshire.
A dramatic site crammed with ancient tropical reefs, rocks and minerals, centuries of industrial history and abundant wildlife. Visit the Stone Centre website
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.