There are many interesting local towns and villages to visit. Tideswell is nearby with its church, dubbed the Cathedral of the Peak, as well as a range of shops, sports facilities and the tradition of well dressing which it shares with many other Peak District villages.
It is only a short drive from Litton to the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell.
Buxton is noted for its Victorian and Edwardian architecture and boasts the Opera House which hosts annual music festivals and a range of varied entertainments throughout the year.
Bakewell is a bustling market town with a weekly livestock and general market every Monday. It is also the home of the Bakewell Pudding, and has a range of shops selling pudding made to the ‘original’ recipe.
A range of stately homes offer a fascinating day out and of particular interest are Chatsworth House, set in vast parklands and the delightful Haddon Hall, which still gives the feeling of life in the past.
To the north of Litton is Hope Valley, whose main attraction is the picturesque village of Castleton, which is noted for its caves with stalactite formations and Peveril Castle, which dates from Norman times.
North of Castleton the Limestone Peak gives way to the ‘Dark’ (or gritstone) Peak, and the nearby hill of Mam Tor gives a good view of the area as well as excellent walking. To the north is Edale, the start of the Pennine Way and the gritstone hills of Kinder Scout and Bleaklow.
This is a paradise for walkers and cyclists, with numerous routes to choose from, at a range of lengths and difficulties.
Photos by James Truepenny on Flickr