Local Attractions

Pubs and restaurants.

The Rising Sun.

Approximately 3 minutes walk is the Rising Sun. The Rising Sun is a family friendly pub that serves good food and makes a convenient alternative to cooking round the camp stove.

The Nelson Arms.

A short walk of under a mile to the top end of the village you will find the Nelson Arms. A friendly pub and post office providing an ever changing selection of good beers. Why not take advantage of the Local pizza van and eat the pizza in the pub. (Normally a Friday)

In Wirksworth

An evening’s walk away of just over a 1 mile is the town of Wirksworth. you will find 6 pubs, restrants, cafés, pubs and places to eat to suit all. If you want a Takeaway try Wirksworth balti

In September there is a world-famous Wirksworth Festival and arts Trail.

local attractions:

Middleton top cycle hire visitor centre and café.

A five-minute walk along the High Peak trail gets you to Middleton top cycle hire and café. You can rent bikes suitable for the whole family. The café is basic but makes a lovely destination for the end of your ride. With over 17 miles of trails through beautiful countryside with dramatic views, our family-friendly and traffic free cycle trails are here to be enjoyed by everyone. Just follow the line of the former Cromford and High Peak railway from the Cycle Hire Centre 

Cycle trail map

Middleton top is the location of the beam engine that was used to pull the railway trucks up the incline that runs along the south side of the campsite. Several times a year there are guided tours. For details:

Black Rocks and café

Approximately 20 minute easy walk down the High Peak Trail takes you to black rocks a wonderful outcrop of sandstone. This popular walking and climbing area has attractive circuit walks through adjoining woods, provided in cooperation with the Forestry Commission. The site has interesting wildlife walks through different types of deciduous and conifer woodland.It gives panoramic views of the valley towards Matlock and Matlock Bath. The café is run by Derbyshire wildlife trust with profits being reinvested in the trust.

Cycling and walking routes based around Black Rocks

National stone centre and café.

Approximately 15 minutes easy walk down the High Peak Trail gets you to the national stone centre. set within six former limestone quarries in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, the National Stone Centre (NSC) is a 40 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its geological formations, offering outdoor and indoor activities for all. The café is worth a visit and the kids will love gem panning. The national stone centre runs various courses including dry stone walling and stone carving.

Derbyshire’s eco-centre.

Approximately 15 minutes easy walk down the High Peak Trail is the Derbyshire eco-centre. Derbyshire Eco Centre is the county hub for sustainability learning. It’s at the heart of our drive to combat climate change. The centre offers a high quality, enjoyable and supportive environment in which to learn the skills we need to enjoy living sustainably and lead lower carbon lifestyles. The centre runs various several day courses making Middleton top campsite an ideal place to stay within walking distance.

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Sites. And café’s

Visit our industrial heritage by visiting the mills that formed the start of the industrial revolution.

Map of the attractions

Matlock Bath.

A 10 minute drive gets you to Matlock Bath. Developed as one of the country’s first tourist destinations, it retains much of the character and interest that impressed early visitors. With amusements, penny arcades, children’s play park, chip shops and gift shops it is like visiting the seaside.