Around Lime Vue
There is so much to see and do in and around the beautiful Peak District.
From leisurely walks with pub stops to the more strenuous and exhilarating outdoor activities the Peak District has to offer, there is a choice to suit everyone.
Whether you want a quiet reflective break to take in nature in the lush countryside, the hustle and bustle of our vibrant market town or thrill seeking at the nearby Alton Towers Theme Park, Lime Vue is the perfect getaway.
WALKING HIKING CLIMBING
The Peak District National Park is one of Britains most iconic landscapes - hike over hills, moors and mountains, amble beside idyllic rivers and climb through gorges and over crags. The park is made up of two contrasting regions. To the North is Dark Peak, a wild and open landscape of heather, bog and black granite outcrops. While to the south lies White Peak, where picturesque mill towns and market towns such as Ashbourne sit amongst lush valleys and limestone caves.
We are keen walkers and we know all of the great walks from the door step. Especially if its' a circular walk taking in a good pub! (The circular walk to Dovedale could take in 3 if you know the right route!) The keener amongst you may have already planned to hike the Great Ridge over Mam Tor or Kinder Scout both within easy reach in your car.
The Peak District also has some of the most challenging and popular rock climbing routes in Europe including the internationally important Stanage Edge and The Roaches. Oh and don't forget 'caving' one of the best ways to discover the Peak's inner beauty. The Peak District is home to the highest natural cavern in the UK- 'Titan Cave' (464ft) discovered by local pot-holders in 2000.
CYCLING MOUNTAIN BIKING
Whether its a friendly ride on a traffic free trail, testing your legs on the hills or some challenging mountain biking on rugged terrain the Peak District offers stunning cycle routes to suit all abilities with cycle hire 200 yards away.
Try the South Peak Loop, a long distance ride developed by 'Peak Horse power' covering 70 miles of bridleways, old railway trails and quiet country lanes.
Less taxing is the Tissington Trail which begins in Ashbourne and within 200yrds of Lime View. A 13 mile traffic free trail which connects onwards to the High Peak Trail for a further 17 miles.
What's for breakfast?
I've actually lost count of the places offering breakfast and brunch but they're really good! Or grab some Sourdough from Loaf and sit on your patio enjoying the sounds of the birds.
Lunch is covered by the cafes and pubs offering amazing choices.
Dinner? Well you will be pleased to hear Lime Vue has a Weber BBQ on your private patio and a compact kitchen with high end gadgets including a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso machine and a trendy 4 in 1 airfryer to roast, bake and reheat.
Buy a fish from Hulmes, a steak from Mark or Nigel or some great veg from Bob. There's also Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury's , Coop and Aldi. Eating out? Visit one of the fine restaurants or pubs in town. We can offer advice on whats good at the moment and help regarding reservations and taxis for great places a little further away.
No need for taxis when you stay in the heart of Ashbourne. Sure there's no nightclub! So unwind and think more low key. A long stay won't see you spend an evening in all of the pubs, bars and restaurants. There is definitely something for everyone including cozy craft ale pubs, cocktail bars and upscale bars and restaurants.
We really like good food and can definitely recommend our favourites and offer advice on bookings.
Ashbourne is far from a traditional market town. You won't find the dominant high street traders here. Ashbourne has all the amenities including an M+S food but has carefully made room for many independent shops and artisan traders. From antiques to the latest home trends, second chance dress shops to high fashion - the shopping in Ashbourne is unique and diverse.