An attractive old village set in the rocky limestone uplands of the southern White Peak.
Away from main roads, Brassington has a timeless feel to it. Set on a hilltop and surrounded by spectacular countryside, the fine Norman church of St James overlooks the village where there are some lovely old houses and pretty cottages set amongst narrow streets. Once an important centre for lead mining, there are still many remnants of the old industry to be seen in the area and some mineral extraction continues nearby.
Things to do; There are two very fine old inns providing refreshments. A fantastic area for outdoor enthusiasts, nearby is the High Peak Trail, the former Cromford and High Peak Railway now converted for use by walkers and cyclists. The routes of the Limestone Way and Midshires Way footpaths also pass close by. The area is rich in wildlife and for the geologist there are many fascinating rock formations, such as Harborough and Rainster Rocks. Carsington Water, with its' visitor centre and water sports is just to the south.
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Take the A515 road out of Ashbourne. Turn right after about 2 miles onto the B5056.Turn right again after a further 3 miles. Well sign posted