Out and About
The Red Lion at Litton is ideally positioned right in the middle of the Peak District National Park. There is so much to see and do both locally and further afield.
For the walking enthusiasts, we boast some of the most beautiful dales and valleys in the Peak District. A popular walk is the Litton Loop which includes Cressbrook, Tideswell, Tansley and Monsal Dale.
The Limestone Way passes straight through Millers Dale
The Peak District National Park has invested a vast amount of money and re-opened the tunnels on the Monsal Trail. It is now possible to cycle from Bakewell to Wyedale near Buxton. There are three bases on the trail to hire bicycles including Hassop Station.
The village of Tideswell, known as the Cathedral of the Peak, because of its beautiful church, is just a fifteen-minute walk over the hill.
Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is a twenty-minute drive from the Red Lion at Litton. A visit to the beautiful house, gardens and grounds is a must. The Chatsworth Country Fair is held every September and well worth a visit. Every Christmas the house is decorated in all its splendour and a great Christmas Market is held for two weeks in December.
Also, a twenty-minute drive away is the historic Haddon Hall with its medieval architecture Home to the Manners family this too is well worth a visit.
Castleton is a village at the base of Mam Tor and the dramatic Winnats Pass. It is a haven for tourists and boasts the oldest Castle, Peveril, in the Peak District. Blue John is mined here and in addition to visiting the mines, jewellery can be purchased from one of the many shops.
The plague village of Eyam is ten minutes away. This historic village, famous for the bubonic plague in 1666 makes for an interesting afternoon out. Eyam Hall is now leased by the National Trust and is open to visitors all year round.
Buxton is a historic spa town and fifteen minutes drive from the Red Lion. The famous Buxton Opera House is open all year round. Culturally Buxton has a lot to offer.
The ancient custom of Well Dressing originated here in the Derbyshire Dales. It is a way of giving thanks to God for water. Pictures are designed and drawn on to a clay base which is infilled with petals and natural materials. Our own Well Dressing is held at the end of June along with Tideswell, our neighbouring village. This is when we hold the Red Lion summer beer festival.
There is so much to see and do. When you visit the pub we have loads of information and will be happy to share our local knowledge.