An attractive old limestone village at the head of beautiful Lathkill Dale surrounded by stunning scenery.
A picturesque green, with the remnants of an old market cross, is at the centre of this peaceful village set a classic White Peak landscape. It was formerly an important centre for lead mining and agriculture and grew up around a series of meres or ponds, which once held the village water supply. The attractive church of St Leonard has an elegant spire atop a buttressed tower and is a landmark in the surrounding countryside.
Things to do; There are some excellent walking routes from the village, with the Limestone Way passing through the village. To the east is the delightful Lathkill Dale and routes radiate out over the limestone plateau in all directions. There is a shop, a café and a pub in the village, which is a thriving community with annual Well Dressings in late May/ early June.
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Take the A515 out of Ashbourne heading towards Buxton, then take a left turn, after about 13 miles onto the B5055.The village is a short distance down this road.
- Disabled access
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- Picnic site