Nearby is the pretty village of Hartington, once famous for its locally produced cheese, still has a cheese shop in the centre with a number of cafes, shops and a pub. There is a bus route from the village and many walks in and around the surrounding areas. Hartington is a popular spot for tourists especially at weekends. It has some souvenir shops and tea rooms, and a focal point for the northern end of the limestone dales on the river Dove with some excellent footpaths centred from the village.
The former Hartington railway station, about a mile and half from the village itself, is now a picnic area with toilet facilities and an information centre. The track itself was converted into what is known as the Tissington Trail. Now very popular with both walkers and cyclists offering stunning scenery on route. Hartington is also a good starting point for walking along Beresford Dale, Wolfscote Dale and Lathkill Dale all beautiful routes with rocks and cliffs along the way. A short drive away is the market town of Ashbourne with its many shops and market, Buxton with its gardens and Opera House and Bakewell with its quaint shops, cosy cafes and pretty walks along the river side. A fabulous base to explore the surrounding countryside, towns and villages within the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.