Nestled  close to the market town of Ashbourne, Poplars Farm is the perfect base from which to explore the charming green surrounds of Derbyshire.  Walking ideas here     Walk to Carsington here              Cycling ideas here         Cycle and walk to Ashbourne here

 

The site offers you the pleasant choice between the quiet solitude of beautiful countryside with its tumbling streams, natural landscapes and  views or the many idyllic small villages and historic towns that make up this pleasantly rural area.

With the popular walking, cycling, fishing and water sports location of Carsington Water only 2 miles away, Poplars Farm is the ideal place to take a break.  Accessible easily from the site are many pleasant walks, two pubs and a shop.

DINING OUT 

In the village ~  The Black Horse ( food every day but Mondays), The Brown Box for flowers, coffee and cake

Also, a short ride away, Carsington Water, The Railway Inn, Shottle (3 miles away) and The Tiger at Turnditch (1.5 miles), the Hanging Gate (4 miles), The Red Lion in Hognaston (3 miles)

Step back in time and visit the Barley Mow in Kirk Ireton~ it is a picturesque walk to Kirk Ireton up and down the country lanes (a good cardiac work out!).

 

Within 2- 3 is Carsington Water, Kirk Ireton and other surrounding villages.

The bus stops to Ashbourne, Belper and Derby are adjacent to the site with buses running every day except Sunday.  With a change of bus, you can access Matlock, Buxton and many other places. Traveline is good for planning bus & train journeys.

 The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is 3 miles away

For quad biking, paint balling, the pub in the woods and more, visit Wild Park, just 4 miles away.

 

Within 6 miles, visit Ashbourne, Belper, Wirksworth, the Tissington Trail and bike hire and Kedleston Hall (the site is a great base for National Trust members).  See the beautiful Peak District.

 

Within 10 miles find Matlock, Matlock Bath, Crich Tramway museum, Cromford Canal and the Mill  which is part of the World Heritage site. 

 

Within 20 miles is Chatsworth, Bakewell, Dovedale, Buxton, Thorpe Cloud, Milldale, Beresford Dale, Monsal Dale and Trail, Elvaston Castle, Alton Towers, Hartington, Edale.