Busy market town in the heart of the Peak District, an ideal place from which to visit the beauties of the surrounding area. The largest town in the Peak District National Park, Bakewell is best known for a confection made by mistake.
Bakewell to Blackwell Mill, Buxton, DE45 1GE, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01629 816558, www.peakdistrict.gov.uk
After a £2m restoration scheme the Monsal Trail, the stretch of railway line between Bakewell and Buxton, is now open again after over 40 years.
A lovely stone built estate village on a steep hillside with stunning panoramic views over spectacular scenery. The Thornhill family of Stanton Hall built much of the village for its' estate workers and it is a very attractive place.
Nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4HW, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01629 583388
A tiny agricultural hamlet set in the remote White Peak uplands. Traces of a Roman road and the former route of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak Trail, run close to Aldwark.
Alport is a small, quiet and attractive Derbyshire and Peak District village, situated just off the main road. Named after the portway road which ran through the settlement, the Saxon inhabitants of Alport, added the prefix`al` (old).
The region's most important prehistoric site, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen.
A tiny White Peak hamlet in an isolated location, somewhat overshadowed by its' limestone quarry. There are just a few farms and scattered cottages in the hamlet, which is all that remains of a larger medieval settlement.
A small village set high in the spectacular White Peak landscape. A very popular area with walkers. Just off the A515 midway between Ashbourne and Buxton, Biggin is typical of a White Peak village, running along a single street.
Situated alongside the A6 between Bakewell and Rowsley, many pass through the village and miss out on some little gems. The original part of the village is centred off the A6, around the church of St Helen's and close to the river Derwent.
High up on the limestone plateau, there are some stunning views from this small village. Elton developed around lead mining and agriculture and both are still in evidence. Mining may have gone, but the surrounding area is rich in remnants.
Derbyshire Dales, SK17 0DY, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 0845 833 0970
Friden is a hamlet in the civil parish of Hartington Nether Quarter, Derbyshire, England. It is located 11 miles south-east of Buxton just off the Newhaven to Cromford Via Gellia road and lies within the Peak District National Park.
A small hamlet at a junction of roads set in the limestone country of the White Peak. 3 miles west of Cromford, most peoples pass through Grangemill on the way elsewhere on one of the five roads that all meet here.
A tiny, remote hamlet set in glorious dales scenery. Gratton is really a group of scattered farms and isolated cottages set in narrow lanes the between Elton and Youlgreave. Some of the buildings are surprisingly grand.
A tiny, peaceful hamlet set in the remote limestone hills of the White Peak. In the hills above the Griffe Grange Valley, there is just a scattering of isolated cottages and farms in this remote spot well off the beaten track.
A charming little village where only the seasons seem to change over the years. There was once a castle here that disappeared after a skirmish in the Civil War; now the village is a haven of peace and tranquillity.
A small hamlet at a junction of roads high up on the limestone plateau of the White Peak. An old coaching inn, which has sadly seen better days, stands on the Ashbourne to Buxton road surrounded by some beautiful countryside.
On the river Derwent at the edge of the Peak District National Park, there is plenty to do and see in and around Rowsley. The busy A6 road cuts the village in two where a broad bridge crosses the Derwent near the fine old Peacock Hotel.
An attractive little limestone village in the spectacular scenery of the White Peak. A classic limestone hill village built along a single broad, grassy, street, there are some pretty old farms and cottages here.
Hollin bank, Outseats, Hathersage, Derbyshire, S33 1BR, (5 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01629 813227
Situated north of Hathersage, Stanage Edge is a popular place for walkers and for rock climbing with stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley. The gritstone edge stretches for approximately 4 miles.
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