Bradfield has the distinction of being the largest parish in England, and stretches over into the upper Derwent valley. Bradfield actually consists of two villages.
Low Bradfield continues its tradition as a farming community into the present day. One of the great attractions to people from outside the village is the large centrally located recreation ground known as the Ibbotson Memorial Field which is a popular site for picnics and family visits and also serves as the village cricket ground, drawing large crowds to games on summer weekends. There is just one public house in the village, the Plough.
High Bradfield is up on the hill, clustered around the church and the site of the old Norman castle, and overlooks Low Bradfield. It is an extremely attractive place with a fine old church, several notable old buildings, numerous cottages made of the local gritstone, together with the Old Horns public house and nearby renowned Bradfield Brewery. There are fine views of the surrounding countryside from High Bradfield
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Telephone (public)
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted