Make your holiday extra special, book in with these lovely folks for an extra special adventure. The Peak District is the perfect place to try rock climbing, watersports, horse riding, cycling, photography, crafts or even a hot air ballon ride.

Photography Jon Cruttenden – offers photography tuition out and about in the Peak District, in various blocks of time. You can do the theory over a cup of tea at the barn or caravan, or a venue of you choice, and the practical out and about in the Peaks. Penny really enjoyed her day course.

WatersportsTittersworth Water and Carsington Water (both 20 minutes drive) offer watersports tasters and courses including SUP, canoe, kayak, sailing and windsurfing.

KayakingPeaks and Paddles. We had a great adventure on a kayak adventure as a family on the Cromford Canal with Chris, he also organises rock kayaking and climbing adventures for couples, friends, families, stags and hens.

ClimbingPeak Climbing School. From your first climb to taking climbing to new heights, the Peak District’s Rock Climbing, Hill Walking & Mountaineering Training Centre is based in Leek.

Pony TrekkingNorthfield Farm – Pony treks for all levels. The most popular ride is for 2 hours and takes you through stunning scenery to Three Shires Head (the border or Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire). Previous guests have loved this – beginners and experienced riders alike.

CyclingTrue North Adventures – Coaching for all cycling disciplines, e-mountain bikes, mountain biking, gravel riding or road riding. Unique guided cycling adventures and holidays throughout the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire Moorlands.

Hot Air Balloon rideWicker’s World – Hot air balloons setting off from Tissington regularly make an appearance over our garden.P

PotteryThe Clayrooms, Ashbourne – offer one off throwing or sculpting workshops, or visit the world capital of ceramics ‘The Potteries’ in Stoke for workshops at Wedgwood, Emma Bridgwater and Gladstone.

HandicraftsBetty’s Sewing Box and Vintage Tea Room in Ashbourne offers workshops. As does the Lorna Knight Sewing Academy on the way to Leek.