Derbyshire is home to the picturesque Peak District and is loved by walkers who flock there to enjoy its stunning rolling moors and intriguing limestone ravines. The first of Britain’s 15 national parks, the Peak District covers an area of 555 sq. miles and attracts more than 13 million visitors each year.

Enjoy a day out at Dovedale

One of the area’s most famous beauty spots, and one which consistently proves popular with visitors, is Dovedale. At Dovedale, walkers can explore the secret caves and limestone arches that stand around the crystal-clear waters of the River Dove. Visitors can park in Ilam, near Ashbourne, and explore a number of different walks, including the family friendly Dovedale Stepping Stones walk. This popular route takes in an impressive series of stepping stones traversing the River Dove, all against the dramatic backdrop of a gorge. The stones date back to the 19th century and the area has become a popular picnic and photo spot for visitors.

A ‘home from home’ for Derbyshire walkers

Many walkers may choose to take an extended stay in Derbyshire so that they can enjoy all the Peak District has to offer. Those looking for the perfect place to rest between walking excursions can enjoy the ‘home from home’ nature of a luxury serviced apartment from Grand Central Apartments. All of our apartments are within easy travelling distance of the Peak District, providing a perfect base from which to explore.

The apartments are spacious, well furnished and serviced, with fully functioning kitchens, making them the perfect place to refuel after a busy day of walking. Each has free parking on-site, and many luxury features are available such as toiletries, super-fast Wi-Fi, and a smart flat-screen TV.

Just 14km from the picturesque National Trust property Calke Abbey, you will find Grand Central Apartments on Searl Street. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, these apartments are just a short walk from Derby’s multicultural city centre too, filled with places to eat, drink and shop. Grand Central’s Littleover Apartments are in the upmarket area of Heatherton Village, which has excellent transport links to the A50, A38 and M1. It is a 10-minute drive to the city centre.

Those who want to explore the countryside by day and the city by night may prefer the Friar Gate apartments in the heart of the city. Further out of the city centre are Pride Park House, in a quiet neighbourhood, close to the city’s football ground, while Corporate House, on Madison Avenue, offers quieter accommodation for walkers away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Many Derbyshire walkers choose Grand Central Apartments to relax, recharge and refuel after a busy day of walking and exploring the beauty of Derbyshire’s Peak District.