Going for a Walk?

It goes without saying that we are situated in a beautiful spot with very easy access to a multitude of walks, from strolls of a couple of miles to 25 mile plus treks that take in the whole of the Peak District.

We have a number of books for you to use to plan your walk and we also subscribe to a great walking website called Go4awalk.com so you’ll be spoilt for choice.


We have also developed a couple of walks ourselves that start and finish at our front door – and you’ll be glad to know they each feature a pub about half way around.


We also have a driving itinerary that you are more than welcome to use that will give you a great flavour of the Peak District and at each place listed you can stop and take a walk.

Maps & directions


Sheriff Lodge is situated up a steep hill approximately 250 yards from the main A6 road on the left hand side of Dimple Road next door to the YHA’s National Headquarters.

Our postcode here at Sheriff Lodge is DE4 3JX. However the best way to reach us is to put the address into your SatNav device (DE4 3JX is Allen Hill cul-de-sac opposite us and a SatNav will take you there instead).

Our other contact details are listed at the foot of the page with a link to e-mail.

If you have any queries then please give us a call

…and don’t forget you can book online – all you need do is click the Guestlink logo below

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Click the map above to see us on Google Maps

If you are travelling by Public Transport there are numerous ways in which you can plan your trip.

Matlock Rail Station is at the end of a branch line that runs from Derby. To plan your trip by rail simply click the logo below to visit the Train Line’s website.


If you are planning to travel by bus whilst you are with us there is a very useful website that is very easy to use and will give excellent timings for trips out and about.

Simply click here to see just what we mean

Places to eat

The Sycamore Inn

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The Sycamore Inn is a family run business in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. One of the most popular pubs in Matlock, located on Matlock Bank, the pub itself started life as a coaching inn from the 15th Century and over the years has been the hub of the community. A friendly local with lots of character…and characters! Continue reading “Places to eat”