Woodlanders Forest School is based in Shining Cliff woods.

Kerry is happy for you to contact her to discuss a bespoke session during your stay at the hostel – this will of course, depend upon her availability.

Woodlanders Forest School also runs regular sessions for families and children which you can book onto; these include Saturday and Holiday sessions.

Check out the Woodlanders Forest School at http://www.woodlandersforestschool.co.uk


White Peak Distillery – who produce Shining Cliff Gin – is located in Shining Cliff Woods next to the River Derwent. They are the first full-scale craft distillery in the region and create single malt whisky and other small batch spirits.

It is a 15 minute walk along glorious woodland footpaths to get from the hostel to the distillery.

They have beautifully refurbished a part of the old Derwent Wire Works site and offer distillery tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at £10 per person.

See http://www.whitepeakdistillery.co.uk for more information about the Distillery.


Belper Bike Barn is located at the top of Jackass Lane, approximately 20 minutes walking (mostly along woodland paths) from the hostel.

Belper Bike Barn offers hire and sales of bikes as well as tagalongs and buggies. Their range includes mountain bikes and road bikes and Ebikes. They also have a fully equipped workshop and offer servicing and repairs, and sell clothing and accessories.

They are happy for people to get in touch for advice on where to cycle in the area (Shining Cliff woods only has one bridleway, the rest of the access is footpath so not for cyclists, however there are many cycling options beyond the woodland)

Contact Gez on 01773 432104 or have a look at their website www.belperbikebarn.co.uk