A picturesque village on the river Wye north of Bakewell with the medieval Sheepwash Bridge as its focal point.
Three bridges cross the beautiful river Wye in this charming village full of character and in an idyllic waterside setting. A small walled enclosure near the old Sheepwash Bridge is still occasionally used for its original purpose. Ashford was once the centre for the production of
Black Marble, a highly polished limestone produced in local quarries and mines, examples of which can be seen in the small church of Holy Trinity. Famous for its' Well Dressings held in early June, Ashford also has some delightful old limestone cottages and well kept gardens.
Things to do; There are two hotels and a public house, plus a well-stocked village shop. Good footpaths radiate from Ashford in the Water to the magnificent scenery surrounding the village and there are good links with the nearby Monsal Trail. In summer, cricket is played in a picture book setting on the riverside ground.
Open all the time
Derbyshire, DE45 1QF
Map reference: SK 192697 Lat: 53.22399 Long: -1.71386
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 10 miles (16.1 kms) from Matlock station
|Sat 25 May 2013 - Sun 2 Jun 2013||Ashford in the Water Flower Festival|
|Sat 25 May 2013 - Sun 2 Jun 2013||Ashford in the Water Well Dressing|
|Sat 25 May 2013||Ashford Sheepwash Demonstration|
|Sun 9 Jun 2013||Dymynsdale - Legends of a Lost Time - Ranger Walk|
|Sun 28 Jul 2013||M&P Bookfairs 2013|
|Thu 15 Aug 2013||A Stroll in Monsal Dale - Ranger Guided Walk|
|Sun 18 Aug 2013||Thornbridge Hall Open Gardens|