National Stone Centre
A dramatic site crammed with ancient tropical reefs, rocks and minerals, centuries of industrial history and abundant wildlife.
Visit the Stone Centre website
What makes it special
- Learn and try drystone walling
Apr to Sep - 10:00 to 17:00 daily
Oct to Mar - 10:00 to 16:00 daily
Other things to do nearby
Rising from the valley floor, the cable cars give you stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
18 miles Ride high above the Derwent Valley in an alpine-style cable car explore the famous caverns at the top. Visit the website
Carsington Reservoir gives you a great chance to get out on the water.
The nearby Carsington Water offers equipment hire and a range of courses in sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and powerboating for absolute beginners through to instructors.
A lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives. Travel on one of the many working trams. Visit when there is a special
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
Cratcliffe Tor provides some of the area's most popular grit-stone climbs.
A circular route taking in stunning Lathkill Dale can be tailored to your walking level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ashbourne has remained largely unchanged since the 18th century, with it's Medieval street pattern and historic buildings.
Jump on your bike and enjoy the landscape.
Raven's Tor in Dovedale offers superb crack and face climbing on solid rock, all in a beautiful setting above the river.