Whilst the area is renowned for excellent walks and mountain biking, the Matlock area is very popular with people who enjoy thrilling outdoor pursuits, abseiling, rock climbing, & caving. Built along the River Derwent & just 2 miles away, Matlock Bath is one of the most scenic villages. Matlock attractions include an aquarium, Gullivers Kingdom theme park, &, the Heights of Abraham with its cable cars, caverns, & magnificent views. Within easy driving distance include Chatsworth House & Gardens, Haddon Hall, Bakewell with its famous pudding shop, Crich Tramway Museum, Cromford World Heritage Site, & Carsington Water with its visitor centre.Matlock has a wide range of shops, together with many pubs in & around the area serving food. There is also a cocktail bar, Indian & Italian restaurants, & a well-reputed restaurant. Penrhos is an excellent base from which to explore the National Park which is steeped in fascinating history and culture. Shop & pub ¼ mile, restaurant ½ mile.