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, (2 miles, 3kms), 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.
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 pretty little hamlet with some spectacular scenery nearby. Just off the A6 between Buxton and Bakewell, this is essentially an agricultural settlement. It provides some good facilities for the holiday-maker, with caravan and camp sites.
A classic White Peak limestone village in stunning upland scenery, a very quiet and peaceful village. Chelmorton is one of the highest villages not only in Derbyshire, but all England and this region known locally as Top Country.
In an elevated location Cressbrook, is of the beaten track, set amongst secluded wooded dales and beautiful countryside. Mid way between Buxton and Bakewell, but well away from main roads, this is a secretive sort of village.
A delightful hillside village with fantastic views over the Derwent valley away to the White Peak. A peaceful village closely linked with the adjoining village of Calver, it has some very fine residential properties.
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!
Flagg is a small Peak District village, set in the Derbyshire Dales, halfway between the picturesque town of Bakewell and the spa town of Buxton, in the area officially known as "The White Peak". A thousand feet above sea level.
Picturesque little village in limestone uplands set around its duck pond. The fine old buildings grouped around the village green complete with an ancient cross, bull-ring and pond make Foolow one of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire.
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.