Out and About

Glossop is the gateway to the Peak District, the town and the surrounding areas are bursting with local attractions, activities and walking routes that appeal to people of all ages.


Manor Park- manor park is a beautiful and well used park, it is extremely popular amongst local people as it provides a range of facilities including a lake, floral displays, bowling green, skatepark and shelter, tennis and basketball courts and much more. Find out more about Manor Park.

Howard Park- Howard Park is a picturesque Victorian park set within its own conservation area. The park has stunning views of the surrounding countryside and is beautifully landscaped with floral displays. Find out more about Howard Park.

Malandra Roman Fort- Melandra ‘castle’ is the only significant Roman relic visible in the Peak. The fort has been excavated by Manchester University and is a in the care of English Heritage. The fort lies within an outer defence system (now almost vanished) which may be either an early ‘marching camp’ or the ‘building site’ within which the fort could be built in comparative safety. Find out more about Melandra Castle.

Old Glossop- Old Glossop lies on the very edge of the Peak District National Park. Old Glossop is full of character and has delightful buildings including old cottages and a beautiful church. Old Glossop is also home to micro brewery ‘Howard Town Brewery’.

Lyme Park- Lyme Park is approximately 30 minute drive from Glossop but is well worth a visit. Lyme Park is a magnificent estate most famously known as the backdrop for where Darcy met Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. The main house is set in beautiful grounds, perfect for a long afternoon walk.


Glossop Swimming Pool
Glossop has a 25 metre swimming pool that is open to the public 7 days a week. Offering swimming lessons, pool parties or simple lane swimming this large pool can cater for all of your requirements. Visit their website for more information and opening times.

Horse Riding at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre
Horse riding is a very fulfilling past time and can be enjoyed by everyone. It is a great way to socialise and meet new people whilst enjoying one of the most magnificent animals on the planet. Hargate Hill has an exceptional array of schooled horses and ponies that are trained to teach riders of all ages from beginner to advanced. Visit their website for more information.

Clay Pigeon Shooting
The Boar Clay Shooting Ground is situated near Crowden in the heart of the Dark Peak, close to the A628 Woodhead Pass, and approximately 4 miles from Glossop in Derbyshire. A long established ground, The Boar offers a variety of clay target shooting disciplines, English Sporting, English Skeet, DTL (Down the Line), Compak Sporting and lastly, Flush for the Game enthusiast. Visit the website for more information.

Glossop Sailing Club
Glossop Sailing Club is a welcoming sailing club in a beautiful environment with good facilities and enthusiastic members. The club is run entirely by its members, who share the duties throughout the year. The Club offers competitive racing at all levels of experience, leisure sailing in an attractive Derbyshire setting, officially recognised RYA training courses to gain and improve sailing skills, and a nurturing social scene. Visit their website to find out more.