Things To Do

We know that while you are here at Overlea Farm it is tempting to while away the days in the luxury of your cottage but if you do fancy a jaunt out then there is so much to do and see in the surrounding breathtaking countryside.

You can by taking in the local sights, browse the shops , treat yourself in the eateries or more of a workout by tackling the peaks.

Listed below are just a selection of what is on offer and if you find any others please let us know and we’ll add them on to the list!

Transport Information

Local Taxis

Lynx Taxis – 07391 015 145

TM Private Hire – 01298 812148


The 358 bus runs between Stockport – New Mills – Hayfield with connections to Manchester and Glossop.

Follow the footpath to Hayfiled Rd (A6015).



A short journey to New Mills Station (less than 3 miles) gives you train links Manchester, Stockport and Sheffield.


Local Footpaths

The Derbyshire Mapping Portal gives you all the local footpaths giving you access to soem fantastic walking.

Simply key in Overlea Barn into the search box and you’ll find us there.

Derbyshire Mapping Portal

You can also use the OS Maps app on your smartphone, it has free maps and a paid version for route finding.

Places To Eat

Hayfield & Little Hayfield

The George Hotel – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 743691

The Royal Hotel – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 742721

Colloseo Italian – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 744177

Marmalade Coffee Shop – Link to Tripadvisor Page

The Pack Horse – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 749126

The Sportsman – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 741565

The Sycamore Inn – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 743561

Millie’s Tea Rooms – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 741584

New Mills

New Mills Cuisine – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 745885

Mr Chong​ – Link to Tripadvisor Page – Tel: 01663 308077

Places To Visit

Less than 2 miles

Sett Valley Trail

The Sett Valley Trail is two and half miles in length and used for recreational purposes by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It follows the former track of the railway line that linked Hayfield with Manchester as far as New Mills. The route forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail between Hayfield and Birch Vale and is of outstanding natural beauty.

Address: Hayfield Countryside Centre, Station Road , Hayfield, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 2ES

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New Mills Heritage & Information Centre

The Centre is a fully registered museum and includes a shop and sales area selling publications, maps and trails. The displays describe the formation of the Torrs gorge, the pre-industrial history including Domesday and the royal forest.

Address: Rock Mill Lane, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 3BN

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Less than 5 miles

Kinder Scout

If you’re seeking some of the most famous, challenging and rewarding walks in the Peak District National Park, then look no further than Kinder Scout. As the highest point in the Peak District, Kinder Scout boasts unforgettable views, unique moorland and even a waterfall. It offers some of the most challenging but rewarding walks in the Peak District, where you’ll encounter gentle streams, dark gritstone, steep rocks to scramble up, unique peat and the glorious Kinder Downfall.

Address: Derbyshire, SK22 2LL

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Lyme Park, House and Garden

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.

Step back in time to the Regency era – a time which saw great rejuvenation for Lyme. Enjoy lavish interiors, try out the billiards table in the Long Gallery, read a book in the library, or visit our Dressing Room to try on the finest Regency regalia.

The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.

Address: Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NR

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New Mills Golf Club

Set high in foothills of the Peak District with panoramic views of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

Founded in 1907 as a 9 hole course and extended to 18 holes in 2002, plus practice area on site. Visitors and visiting societies are very welcome. Please contact Carl Cross our PGA Professional to check availability of the times.

Address: Shaw Marsh, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 4QE

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High moors and gritstone tors cycle route

High moors and gritstone tors cycle route
Medium route for leisure cyclists
Distance: 28 miles
Travel through high moorland landscapes with awe-inspiring views and visit the spa town of Buxton, home to a series of popular summer festivals.

Address: SK23 0HB

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Glossop Pool

Set in the woodland of Howard Park, this Victorian swimming pool was re-opened after major refurbishment in 1993. Housing a 25m pool, solarium and creche, the pool offers a varied programme for all ages and abilities.
RLSS.IQSL Approved Training Centre

Address: Glossop Pool, Dinting Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7DS

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Less than 10 miles

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Wonders of the Peak is our main, permanent exhibition at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery – with over 1,200 objects on display, covering 360 million years of history.

Address: Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6DA

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Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre

Address: Apsley Street, Stockport, Manchester, SK1 1JJ

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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. Wonder at the amazing crystal formations which adorn the vast illuminated chambers on a one hour guided tour. Discover the home of the cave dwellers and learn about their lives in our new exhibition centre. Enjoy a tasty meal in the Cavern Café and explore the fossil and gemstone shop. Stroll through Buxton country park woodlands to the panoramic viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple.

Address: Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH

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The Pavilion Gardens

A wonderful Grade 2 Listed Building with 23 acres of beautiful Victorian landscaped gardens, in the centre of Buxton, on the banks of the River Wye. The Gardens include a combination of walks, lakes, play areas and miniature train ensure that they remain a firm favourite with the whole family. The Gardens restoration project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and achieved its aim of restoring the Pavilion Gardens back to its original Victorian style.

Address: St John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN

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Go Ape Tree Top Adventure

The classic Go Ape experience. We brief you for safety before you fly down zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.

We think everyone has the Go Ape spirit in them! There’s no greater rush than the great outdoors, we make our courses as fun and as accessible as possible.

Address: Poole’s Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9DH

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Less than 20 miles

Luxury Cottage Chatsworth-House

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire, England, in the Derbyshire Dales 3.5 miles northeast of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield. The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, it has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.

Address: Bakewell DE45 1PP

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Castleton Village

Lying in the lee of mysterious Mam Tor, locally known as the ‘Shivering Mountain’, Castleton is one of the most beautifully-situated villages in the White Peak.

Whether you approach through the dramatic limestone gorge of Winnats Pass or from the Hope Valley, you’ll appreciate the fabulous views created by its location on the cusp of the Peak District’s breathtaking limestone and gritstone landscapes.

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Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail is a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales.

The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, at Bakewell.

Address: Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell DE45 1AE

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Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village is a family visitor attraction and home to the National Tramway Museum. Take a trip back in time and ride vintage trams into the open countryside. There’s an enchanting Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail, Tearoom, gift shop, children’s play areas, exhibitions and Workshop Viewing Gallery. We are open from Saturday 16th March 2019 – Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Address: Cromford Road, Crich, Matlock DE4 5DP

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More than 20 miles


Perhaps best known for its unique and delicious Pudding, Bakewell has many more tempting treats to offer – ranging from shopping and specialist markets to relaxing strolls and special events.

Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, the biggest town in the Peak District National Park’s mellow stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are a magnet for painters, photographers and sightseers alike.

Heights of Abraham

Since first opening to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District’s most appealing destinations where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement and where the historic blends seamlessly with the futuristic. Today the Heights is rightly famous for its landmark cable car which provides a spectacular journey across the Derwent Valley. At the summit people can experience a unique blend of attractions.

Address: Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NT

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