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The Village

The Village

Stephen Mather


An interesting village between the rivers Lathkill and Bradford surrounded by some stunning scenery.

More Details; Midway between Bakewell and Matlock, Youlgreave 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. Once a centre for lead mining for over 200 years, its' magnificent church with splendid tower reflect the prosperity of those days. Now a thriving working community with a strong social scene, until quite recently it had a unique private water supply.

Strike off along any of the lanes and paths leading from the Main Street and you will soon find yourself in splendid scenery. Below the village the river Bradford runs through a very attractive dale with fishing weirs and sparklingly clear water. Downstream is the pretty little hamlet of Alport with its' quaint bridge and millponds. A short walk to the north is the lower end of Lathkill Dale and beautiful Conkesbury Bridge. The Limestone Way footpath runs through Youlgreave and on either side of the village it traverses some outstandingly scenic countryside. The village enjoys good facilities with shops, a café and three pubs. Well Dressings are held annually in June and there is a thriving amateur dramatic society that performs regularly in the village hall. There are caravan and campsites nearby a Youth Hostel and guesthouse accommodation is also well catered for.

Coach parties acceptedGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPostbox



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Map reference: SK 210642  Lat: 53.17449 Long: -1.68726

The village can be reached from Derby by turning right at Newhaven on the A515 Ashbourne to Buxton road, turning sharp left and following the well sign posted country roads. It can also be reached by turning left, about a mile past Rowsley village on the main Matlock to Bakewell road.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox