Watersports in Ilam
The nearby Carsington Water offers equipment hire and a range of courses in sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and powerboating for absolute beginners through to instructors.
What makes it special
- Great for watersport enthusiasts
10am - 4.00pm Saturday & Sunday only
Other things to do nearby
Carsington Reservoir gives you a great chance to get out on the water.
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
A dramatic site crammed with ancient tropical reefs, rocks and minerals, centuries of industrial history and abundant wildlife. Visit the Stone Centre website
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.
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.
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
Raven's Tor in Dovedale offers superb crack and face climbing on solid rock, all in a beautiful setting above the river.
Cratcliffe Tor provides some of the area's most popular grit-stone climbs.
Converted former railway lines, such as the Tissington, High Peak and the Manifold Trails offer great routes for cycling.
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.
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 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.