Whaley Bridge has a range of local amenities (supermarket/post office/ butchers/train station/cycle shop) and a number of cafes, pubs and restaurants. There ia also a canal basin with more walks and pleasure boat day trips.
The spa town of Buxton is also a short drive away where you can enjoy a show at Buxton Opera House, a visit to the pictiuresque Pavilion Gardens or a trip to Poole’s Cavern. Buxton also boasts a variety of shops, cafes. pubs and restaurants. Other nearby attractions are Bakewell, where you can treat yourself to a pudding, and Castleton, a picturesque village with stunning walks and scenery, caves to visit and the dramatic Winnat’s Pass as a backdrop. The famous Chatsworth House and Park and Haddon Hall are also in the local area and are well worth a visit.