You can’t escape nature here and will see plenty from your Hideaway. From birdwatching to horse riding to walking with monkeys or even Llamas, theres are lots of different ways to encounter wildlife.

Birdwatching and nature reserves

Carsington Water Carsington is a great spot for unusual sightings. http://www.carsingtonbirdclub.co.uk for latests sightings. Sheepwash carpark has feeders.

RSPB Coombe Valley Great for birdwatching, lots for kids to do at this reserve, a really imaginative kids’ nature trail with dens, climbing equipment, fairy village and rope walkways. Dogs allowed in very limited areas. 

Wildlife parks

Trentham Monkey Park

Take a walk on the wild side at Trentham Monkey Forest and get up close and personal with 140 Barbary macaques.

Peak Wildlife Park

Large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents. Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or want to wander with the wallabies (and feed them with your hand!) Peak Wildlife Park has something for you.

Llama Trekking

Enjoy a walk with a Llama, in the Staffordshire countryside, with Llama Adventures!
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.