The Peak District

Eyam village

Eyam is a popular historic village which became famous after the Black Death of 1666 and is now promoted as “the plague village” in reference to how it chose to isolate itself after bubonic plague was discovered there, so as to prevent infection. It lies within the Peak District National Park and has a population of approximately 970 occupants. Eyam is now home to a thriving community and benefits from an excellent local primary school, village club, country inn and several cafes and shops. Eyam church dates back to the 12th Century and Eyam Hall which lies in the centre of the village, is a historic house and garden, home to the Wright family since 1672. There is a regular bus service to Bakewell, Chesterfield, Buxton and Sheffield and there is a train station a couple of miles away in Grindleford. The village also has a small museum, a well equipped children’s play area, cricket pitch, football pitch, sports muga and large visitors’ car park. 
 

Bakewell

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, with a good range of facilities and amenities.  The town is known for a local confection, the “Bakewell pudding”. Bakewell lies on the banks of the River Wye and in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Ashford in the Water

Ashford in the Water is a very pretty Derbyshire and Peak District village, situated on the River Wye, one and a half miles north west of Bakewell. Its main attraction is the sheep wash bridge which is both picturesque and ancient. The village has a good range of local facilities, including a village shop, recreational ground, church, café, public houses and hotels.

Great Longstone

Great Longstone is an idyllic Derbyshire and Peak District village, situated 2 miles north of Bakewell, lying under Longstone Edge, a ridge 5 miles long and rising to 1300 feet at Bleak Low. Great Longstone village has some good 18th century cottages, a hall, a primary school, recreational ground, church and public houses. Its wealth is based on the lead mined from Longstone Edge.
 

Cressbrook

In an elevated location Cressbrook, is of the beaten track, set amongst secluded wooded dales and beautiful countryside. Mid way between Buxton and Bakewell, but well away from main roads, this is a secretive sort of village rising up the steep sides of the dale above the river Wye. It is actually at the junction of dales, where Cressbrook Dale joins the river Wye and Millers Dale becomes Monsal Dale. This puts it at the very heart of some of the most classic Derbyshire dales scenery.

Tideswell

A large, well appointed village set in the limestone uplands near Buxton, Tideswell has some fine old buildings and a remarkable church. Tideswell is a thriving community offering much more than first meets the eye. The magnificent church of St John the Baptist is with justification known as the "Cathedral of the Peak", built entirely in the 14th century. Tideswell was once important for its' markets and was also a centre for a variety of local industries including quarrying, lead mining, cotton and velvet mills.
 

Sheldon

An attractive little limestone village in the spectacular scenery of the White Peak. Sheldon has a pub, church and recreational ground.  The village is within easy reach of Bakewell and Ashford-on-the-Water.  A classic limestone hill village built along a single broad, grassy, street, there are some pretty old farms and cottages here. Sheldon developed around agriculture and lead mining and is very peaceful little place now.
 

Rowsley

Located three miles south of Bakewell, with Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall close by, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The village is divided into two where a broad bridge crosses the river Derwent near the fine old Peacock Hotel.  A quieter part of the village follows the lane past St Katherine's church where there are some pretty cottages. The village has two fine hotels, East Lodge and The Peacock, a pub, The Grouse and Claret, primary school, cafes and the Peak Village shopping centre.  Excellent walks radiate from the village on paths to Chatsworth and Haddon or up the hillsides to the moors of Stanton and Fallinge.

Youlgrave

Midway between Bakewell and Matlock, Youlgrave makes a good base for exploring the area. It is one of the larger villages in the Derbyshire Dales district and its' narrow streets and assortment of old buildings give it much character.  The village is well equipped and has a thriving community, primary school, church, public houses, doctors surgery and shops.
 

Monyash

A village in the Peak District about five miles west of the market town of Bakewell. It is centred on a village green at the head of Lathkill Dale in the limestone area known as the White Peak. The village benefits from having a café, public house, church and primary school.
 

Over Haddon

A very pleasant village, two miles south west of Bakewell, within White Peak countryside. Paths lead steeply down to the delightful Lathkill Dale where the remarkably clear water runs over a series of picturesque weirs down to the ancient bridge at Conksbury. There is a hotel in the village, but no shop.
 

Taddington

A typical one street limestone village, with spectacular panoramic views. Situated midway between Buxton and Bakewell.  Within the village there is a pub The Queen’s Arms and the old church of St Michael and primary school.  With a close-knit community spirit, there are some pretty cottages and houses interspersed with old farmhouses.  Nearest villages with other facilities are Tideswell, Buxton and Bakewell.

Stanton in the Peak

A lovely stone built estate village on a steep hillside with stunning panoramic views over spectacular scenery, four miles from Bakewell.  The Thornhill family of Stanton Hall built much of the village for its' estate workers.  The views from the village are breath taking. Within the village there is a church, primary school and public house. Nearby are the small hamlets of Stanton Woodhouse, Stanton Lees, Pilhough and Congreave.
 

HATHERSAGE

Hathersage is a village in the Peak District which lies slightly to the north of the River Derwent, approximately 10 miles south-west of Sheffield.  Hathersage today is a thriving attractive village with hotels, country pubs, restaurants, wine bars a primary school with shops lining the main street. Hathersage outdoor pool is located in the village and is surrounded by views of the beautiful Peak District National Park, the water is heated to 28C all year round! Hathersage is within easy commutable distance to Sheffield with excellent train and bus transfer links to Manchester and Sheffield.

Calver.

Calver is a small village situated in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire. The village is bordered by the River Derwent and intersected by the A623 trunk road, responsible for carrying traffic between Manchester to the west, Sheffield to the north and Chesterfield to the east. Stoke Hall is nearby. Today, the village's buildings are predominantly residential, but some local enterprises, including a craft centre, garden centre, petrol station and shop, garage, and two pubs remain. It is also home to Cliff College, which was founded in 1883. There are two camp sites in Calver and many walkers visit the area.

Grindleford.

Grindleford is a village and civil parish in the county of Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England. On the west side of the valley is the 1,407 feet (429 m) high Sir William Hill, and to the south-east lies the gritstone escarpment of Froggatt Edge. Grindleford became a parish in 1987, merging the parishes of Eyam Woodlands, Stoke, Nether Padley and Upper Padley. The nearest city to Grindleford is Sheffield. Grindleford railway station (actually located in Upper Padley, half a mile away from the village) is at the western portal of the rail tunnel, on the scenic Hope Valley Line between Sheffield and Manchester. Grindleford is popular with walkers and climbers due to its proximity to a variety of landscapes, including open moorland, wooded river valleys (including Padley Gorge), several gritstone escarpments, and the broad Hope Valley. Visitors seeking refreshment are well catered for by a number of establishments, including the Sir William Hotel, the Maynard Hotel and Bar, the National Trust Longshaw Estate Visitor Centre, and Grindleford Station Cafe (in the old station house).

Bamford.

Bamford is a village in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England, close to the River Derwent. To the north-east is Bamford Edge, and to the north-west the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs. The name is recorded in the Domesday Book as Banford, and likely came from Anglo-Saxon Bēamford = "tree-trunk ford".
Bamford watermill has been turned into flats but some of the original machinery still remains.



 
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