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.
Chatsworth is one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates, offering something for everyone, from famous works of art and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping, food & drink and many miles of free walks.
Bakewell to Blackwell Mill, Buxton, DE45 1GE, (3 miles, 5kms), 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, (4 miles, 7kms), 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 picturesque village on the river Wye north of Bakewell with the medieval Sheepwash Bridge as its focal point. Three bridges cross the beautiful river Wye in this charming village full of character and in an idyllic waterside setting.
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.
A very pretty estate village set within Chatsworth Park with some beautiful houses and cottages. Visit Edensor (pronounced Ensor) in high summer with blue skies and flowers in full bloom and you could be on a chocolate box cover!
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, 6kms), 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.
An attractive limestone village set around a pretty little green with an old cross. The village lies under the ridge of Longstone Edge, 2 miles from Bakewell. It has some charming old cottages along the main street.
A very pretty hamlet between Great Longstone and the famous viewpoint at Monsal Head. The grey limestone cottages are a riot of floral colour in the summer in this quiet little place three miles from Bakewell.
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.
One of the most popular & most photgraphed beauty spots in the Peak District, with absolutely fabulous dales scenery, with the combination of the winding river Wye in the steep sided dale with the wooded slopes of Fin Cop & the viaduct.
An attractive old limestone village at the head of beautiful Lathkill Dale surrounded by stunning scenery. A picturesque green, with the remnants of an old market cross, is at the centre of this peaceful village.
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.