Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valley, Peak District



Things to do in the Peak District and the local attractions are endless. One of the many advantages of staying at Toll Barn Cottage is our location; well positioned between the major cities of Sheffield and Manchester and a great base for exploring the Peak District.

From Toll Barn Cottage you can explore the Goyt Valley and reservoirs via any of the cycle and walking tracks starting right from the door. The Shady Oak pub is a few minutes walk down the road and a great end to a day of sight-seeing. Further afield all the attractions of The Peak District await. See below for a few of our suggestions to explore during your stay. 

View over the Peak District near Toll Barn Cottage

Chatsworth House

One of the most visited attractions of the Peak District, Chatsworth House will fill a full day out with a vast park and estate to explore, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and a number of events throughout the year.

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is another historic estate to explore with a calendar full of great events and within easy reach of Toll Barn Cottage.

Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield Forest is a excellent place for outdoor activities including horse riding, walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching including the Peak District’s largest heronry at Trentabank Reservoir.

Market Towns

A short drive from Toll Barn Cottage there are a number of towns for supplies and exploring – Whaley Bridge and Buxton are close by for shopping, caf├ęs, restaurants and seasonal events. The small Peak District villages of Tideswell, Bakewell and Castleton (to name a few) are great for walks, historic monuments and local delicacies. The caves at Castleton are a treat for wet weather days.