Daily pottery tours - paint a plate and make a frog. Attractive courtyard with award winning home, garden, cookery and gift shops, plus extensive Factory Shop. Free daily cookery demonstrations, museum, restaurant and outdoor play area.
Derbyshire, DE5 3BT, (4 miles, 7kms), www.visitambervalley.com
Aldercar is an old area of what is now a joint parish with Langley Mill - it is hard to know where one starts and the other finishes. Today, the administrative parish is named Aldercar & Langley Mill.
Allestree Park is exceptionally scenic and comprises a mixture of woodland and open parkland. There is a pets corner with rabbits, sheep, ducks, hens and peacocks. Theres a fishing lake, scenic walks and golf course.
Alport Lane, Ashley Hay, Belper, DE56 2DQ, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01909 486411
Alport Heights is a hill near Wirksworth in Derbyshire. It is a popular picnic site, since it has extensive views to the South, and is the first hill over 1,000 ft within easy reach of Derby, it is in the care of the National Trust.
Derbyshire, DE56 2ES, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Ambergate is a small village between Belper and Matlock. The main Derby to Matlock Road (A6) goes through the village and runs parallel with the beautiful River Derwent.
Matlock Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1BE, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01773 570222, Email, www.ambervalley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-gardens.aspx#
The unique Belper River Gardens are situated at a point where the River Derwent is at its widest.
Derbyshire, DE5 8PY, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Denby is the home of the famous Denby Pottery, which owes its existance to the discovery of a bed of clay in 1806, with production starting 3 years later. The eminent mathematician and astronomer John Flamsteed was born here in 1646.
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills became inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system. Location Cromford - Derby.
Drystone Walks offers self-guided walking breaks in the Peak District, routes feature less used upland and valley paths. Walk pack includes full directions, maps and useful information. Welcoming accommodation and luggage transport arranged
Derbyshire, DE56 2HU, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Heage is a scattered village lying between the larger towns of Ripley and Belper. The village ls in two main parts, Heage itself, and Nether Heage (or formerly High Heage and Low Heage).
The town of Heanor would have been well-known by D. H. Lawrence. He used the nearby Shipley Hall as the setting for his novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover. The Hall has been demolished but it's gates stand at the entrance to the memorial park
Derbyshire, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Holbrook is a small village situated 2 miles south of Belper, it stands on a hill commanding attractive views of the surrounding countryside. The Saxon name for it was Hale Broc meaning Badger Hill.
PO Box 18, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01629 580406, Email
Holloway is one of a trio of attractive villages situated south east of Matlock, the other two being Dethick and Lea. 'Upper Holloway' Leashaw is the location of Lea Hurst, famous for being built by the Florence Nightingale family.
Derbyshire, DE5 3BT, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01773 841485
The small Derbyshire village of Horsley Woodhouse is close to the town of Ilkeston. The famous preacher Charles Wesley preached in the village in 1744 whilst journeying from London to Newcastle.
Derbyshire, DE56 2DW, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Idridgehay is a small Derbyshire village located near the historic town of Belper.
Derbyshire, DE21 5EQ, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01332 256201
Little Eaton is surrounded by moors and woodland which offer attractive views over the Derwent Vale, inspiring at least one local artist, James Preston to recapture it in oils and water colour.
Derbyshire, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01773 841485, Email
The rather strange name comes from the Old English and is thought to mean 'the farm of Mugga or Mogga', an unknown Saxon who farmed here before the Normans came. Farming is still predominant in the area. The village has a Norman church.
Nether Heage (formerly Low Heage) is from the Angle Saxon 'Heegge' meaning high, lofty or sublime. The listed six sailed stone built Heage Windmill is in the village. The oldest building in the village is probably Heage Hall, now a farm.
Derbyshire, DE5 3RR, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01773 841485
The small village of Pentrich near Ripley is famous for the Pentrich Revolution which took place on 9 June 1817. It is thought Pentrich was already settled during the Roman occupation and that the name Pentrich has Celtic origins.
High Street, Loscoe, Heanor, DE75 7LE, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01773 570222, Email
Red River Local Nature Reserve is a good example of an old industrial site that has become an important local haven for wildlife. It consists of what remains of ponds that were adjacent to the 'owd' Loscoe colliery.