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The Pinelodges are sited on a five-star (ETC) holiday park in 44 acres of woodland. Pinelodges sleeping from 2 to 8 are available to rent for weeks or short breaks.
Each is furnished to a high standard, with flat screen TV and Freeview channels, fully equipped kitchen, all linen and electricity is included. Some lodges even have a private outdoor hot tub. Dogs are welcome in some lodges (please mention when booking). Wheelchair friendly lodges are available.
Evolution Health & Fitness Centre on the park has an indoor pool, gym, spa, sauna, steam room and beauty therapy rooms. The Forester's Inn serves lovely home-cooked food. The Little Monkeys Play Centre will keep the children happy for hours. Tennis, mini-golf a trim trak and orienteering are also available.
There are plentiful walks in the surrounding forests and countryside. Cycles can be hired from reception.
Nearby attractions and activities
Darwin Forest is ideally located for exploring the Peak District. Local attractions include historic stately homes including Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.
Just a short drive away is the market town of Bakewell, elegant Matlock Bath with Gulliver's Kingdom and The Heights of Abraham, alongwith plent of walks and trails within the Peak District. Pony trekking, balloon rides, fishing and sailing can all be found nearby.
Our helpful staff are always on hand to help you make the most of your holiday.
Attractions near Darwin Forest Country Park
- Chatsworth (3.8 miles)
- Haddon Hall (4.7 miles)
- Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (4.8 miles)
- Winster Market House (4.7 miles)
- Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (10.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Darwin Forest Country Park
Eddlestow - Uppertown - Spitewinter - Kelstedge (1.7 miles) Walking
Eddlestow Lot - Milltown - Ashover - Kelstedge loop (1.7 miles) Walking
Darley Dale - Oker - Jughole Wood - Bonsall - Wensley - Darley Dale (2.6 miles) Walking
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Matlock Coach Stops — 3.0mi
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 4.4mi
Bakewell Coach Stop — 5.6mi
- Train stations
Matlock Rail Station — 3.0mi
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 4.1mi
Cromford Rail Station — 4.8mi
- Ferry ports
- Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 61.9mi
Sheffield City Airport — 16.3mi
East Midlands Airport — 26.2mi
Darwin Forest is located on the B5057 between Chesterfield and Darley Dale, approximatley 20 minutes from the M1.
The postcode is DE4 5LN. If you are using SatNav please be aware that the Darwin Forest postcode will direct you to Sydnope Hall which is 1 mile beyond the park (to the south west and further along the B5057).
A car is advisable to enjoy the area to the full but the nearest railway stations are Matlock and Chesterfield.
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