AboutA typical one street limestone village set high up in the glorious White Peak landscape.
A small community of farms and cottages, formally an agricultural and lead mining community and part of the Chatsworth estate, can be found on the road between Monsal Head and Tideswell. The name Wardlow means 'watchhill and slope', with the hill known as Wardlow Hay Cop which is a nature reserve. Before mains water was brought to the village, people had to collect their water from the village pumps, although no longer in use the remains of the pumps can still be seen. Another treasure oin the village is the VR postbox, which is mounted in the wall near Manor Farm.
Things to do; The village is a sleepy little place with the passing through traffic just about all that happens. Its' glory is the surrounding scenery, with the Dales of Cressbrook and Monsal a short distance away. A spectacular birds' eye view view can be had from Wardlow Hay Cop south of the village and paths radiate out to Longstone Moor and Foolow. Well Dressings are held annually in early September. There is a pleasant old inn, the Bull's Head but there are no other visitor facilities. Nearest villages see Ashford in the Water and Tideswell.
- On-site light refreshments
Map & Directions
Wardlow lies north of Bakewell on the B6465.