The National Tramway Museum, situated in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside is a world from a bygone age, where vintage trams transport visitors along cobbled streets, past enchanting buildings, and into breathtaking scenery.
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.
The High Peak Trail is a 17.5 mile trail from High Peak Junction to Dowlow near Buxton. It lies a mile to the south east of Cromford village in the beautiful Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Cycle Route: High Peak Junction, Cromford to Dowlow
Derbyshire, DE5 3BT, (3 miles, 4kms), 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.
Derbyshire, DE55 7BD, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Alfreton is a small market town about 14 miles north north east of Derby. Legend has it that the town takes its name from Alfred the Great, there is however no proof of this.
Alport Lane, Ashley Hay, Belper, DE56 2DQ, (4 miles, 7kms), 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, (2 miles, 3kms), 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, (4 miles, 7kms), 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.
An attractive village rising up the hillside, half a mile north of Wirksworth. Sheltered below Barrel Edge, there are some magnificent panoramic views from Bolehill. The village looks to its larger neighbour Wirksworth for its' facilities.
Brackenfield was probably originally known as 'Brackenthwaite' meaning a bracken clearing. Today it is a scattered village centred around the very large Village Green. Well dressings are held here at the end of May.
Near Ripley, Derbyshire, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Codnor is a Derbyshire village in the Amber Valley district, and a former mining community, with a population of nearly 5,000. It is approximately 12 miles from the city of Derby and 14 miles from Nottingham.
Ironville was an industrial model village built to accommodate workers at the nearby Butterley Forge & Ironworks. Codnor Park, once a deer park is home to the ruins of Codnor Castle and Jessop Monument. An area rich in industrial history.
Derbyshire, DE4 5DF, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01773 841485, Email
Crich is a pretty Derbyshire village on the edge of the Derbyshire Dales. It is the home of the Crich Tramway Village and Crich Stand - the memorial to the Worcesteshire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.
Derbyshire, DE5 8PY, (5 miles, 8kms), 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.
Dethick is a small village comprising of a church, a farm and a few other buildings. The village dates back many centuries. The family of Anthony Babington, a keen supporter of Mary Queen of Scots, inherited the estate from the Dethicks.
Handley is a small village close to Ogston Reservoir. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet only a few minutes from the busy town of Clay Cross. Ogston Reservoir was built by damming the River Amber and is now a haven for birdwatchers.
Derbyshire, DE56 2HU, (2 miles, 4kms), 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).
Derbyshire, (3 miles, 4kms), 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, (3 miles, 4kms), 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, DE4 5GJ, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01773 841485, Email
The village of Lea is situated in picturesque countryside climbing up from the Derwent Valley. Its most famous resident was Florence Nightingale whose family home Lea Hurst is in the village.
Lea, Derbyshire, DE4 5AG, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Lea Bridge lies in the valley to the west of Holloway and to the southwest of Lea at grid reference SK318563. This settlement grew around the need for workers houses for the nearby mills.