Facilities & access


  • Parking 20 yards from Penny Pot café
  • Many free car parks (not National Trust)
  • National Trust car park at Mam Nick (SK123833)
  • Dogs must be on a lead at all times from early March to end July

Family & children

  • Learning activities
  • Special family activities


  • Most of the estate is on uneven terrain
  • Special routes at Upper Derwent Valley

Non-member parking costs

  • All day £3 - Mam Nick car park machine only accepts card payments and no cash.
  • Please note, this charge only applies to the National Trust car park, Mam Nick near Mam Tor, for non-members.

Car parks

Mam Nick, at the top of Castleton and best for Mam Tor. National Trust members free, others pay & display. S33 8WA SK123832
Barber Booth, Upper Booth, head of Edale Valley, near the start of the Peninne Way, free for all. S33 7ZL SK10758471
Bowden Bridge, Hayfield, good for Kinder, pay & display but not National Trust. SK22 2ER SK 0487 8692
Derwent Overlook, free car park in the Upper Derwent Valley before you reach Fairholmes which is pay & display. S33 0AQ SK17358900
Fairholmes, the furthest you can drive down Upper Derwent Valley on weekends, pay & display but not National Trust. S33 0AQ SK172893

Please remember that post codes aren't exact when it comes to the countryside, they just give the area.