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Working Hill Farm
Safety | Accommodation | The Centre | Catering | The Enviroment | Industrial Heritage Schemes |
Activity Breaks | Walking Trips | Interest Breaks |
Bed & Breakfast | Corporate Training |
High Ash Farm Study Centre on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire
borders is the ideal location for:
Outdoor Activity Breaks
Learning about a working hill farm
Enjoying the Peak District National Park
The latest fire detection and alarm equipment has been installed
and the centre has a fire certificate. School groups will be required
to participate in a fire drill on the first evening.
Two stone buildings have been converted to accommodate parties
of up to 64. There are nine bedrooms in total - each with its
own en-suite shower and w.c. Both buildings are carpeted throughout,
centrally heated and double-glazed. Two rooms in the Stable on
the ground floor are suitable for people with limited disabilities.
The dining room is at your disposal throughout your stay for indoor
activities or study. There is a boot and clothes drying room,
games room and facilities for wet weather.
More about High Ash Farm
The centre is on a working hill farm, which is over 350 years
old, roughly halfway between Leek and Buxton.
With 52 acres of traditionally managed farmland offering over
150 species of flora, uncommon birds, various insects and mammals
and some interesting geographical features, there's something
for everyone to study.
We are over half a mile from the main road, so your privacy, safety
and seclusion will be unspoilt. Each party has sole occupancy
of the centre and the daily routine can be tailored to our group's
particular needs. Early booking is essential if you wish to use
the centre at certain times of the year.
Full catering is provided to suit your party's requirements and
packed lunches are prepared for days out. Special diets are catered
for and there is a small souvenir and tuck shop open at the leader's
High Ash Farm has been farmed using traditional methods for over
350 years. We have an unimproved hay meadow containing a wide
variety of plant life, a wildlife pond, tree plantations and nature
Your choice of itinerary
You can arrange your own itinerary depending upon your group's
interests or select from one of the following:
Industrial Heritage Schemes
An educational package visiting nearby industrial sites or museums
For example Gladstone Pottery, Bass Museum of Brewing, Quarry
Bank Mill and various other steam railways, mills and mines.
Using local instructors, we can supply equipment and expert tuition
for nearby activities which include caving, abseiling, walking,
climbing, canoeing, hang gliding, cycling and horse riding etc.
Follow some of the many beautiful and interesting routes from
deserted footpaths, canal towpaths and packhorse roads to nature
trails and riverside walks along the Derbyshire Dales
Ask for details of our 'Business Class' packages.
Bed & Breakfast
During school holidays, the centre is an ideal location for touring
the Moorlands and other local attractions (including the Roaches,
Rudyard Lake, Dovedale, Alton Towers and the Potteries). Bed and
breakfast accommodation is available - as you would expect, we
have rooms to suit the largest of families!
A wide variety of bird watching weekends, Photographic weekends
and Theme Park weekends are also available
A package combining any of the above can be arranged. We offer
a free booking service and are able to arrange all transport,
activities and visits, supply educational materials and organise
all details of your visit on your behalf if you should so wish.
All quotations are given without obligation.