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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.

This site is a member of Pine Lodge Holidays group.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed




Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


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  • Darley Moor, Two Dales, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, DE4 5LN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1819°N 1.5493°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Matlock Coach Stops — 3.0 miles
Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
Bakewell Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Train stations
Matlock Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Cromford Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 61.9 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 16.3 miles
East Midlands Airport — 26.2 miles


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.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • Chatsworth (3.8 miles)
  • Haddon Hall (4.7 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (4.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (4.7 miles)
  • Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (10.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.



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