AboutCongreave is a tiny hamlet 2 miles south of Bakewell near to Haddon Hall, situated on an elevated position above the River Wye consisting of a handful of cottages, together with Stanton Old Hall which dates back to 1667 and lots of rich pasture surrounding working dairy farms.
Below the cluster of cottages is a strange shaped 'sugarloaf' hill topped with beech trees, surrounded by the remains of a dry moat. This is Peak Tor, also known as Pillow Hill which was an early Celtic camp or settlement.
Things to do; Walk up the hill from Congreave and you will arrive at Stanton Moor with its strange-shaped rock formations, and The Nine Ladies stone circle. Congreave is situated about a mile from Rowsley where you can visit Caudwell's Mill, being the only surviving Victorian flour mill in the country that is still working. See also the Craft Centre and Peak Village Factory Outlet.
Map & Directions
2 Miles south of Bakewell