Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge and White Edge were all once extensively quarried for their rough, course stone. Remnants of discarded round millstones can be found around the edges giving the stone its common name, millstone grit.
Eyam is a village famous for an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1665. The outbreak occurred when a flea infested bundle of cloth arrived from London for the local tailor.
Hathersage is a village popular for walkers and rock climbers due to the moorland and a line of grit stone edges that sit on the east side of the village of which Stanage Edge is the largest and most impressive.
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England and includes a large part of the Peak District National Park. The southern end of the Pennine Hills extends into the north of the county and the county also contains part of the National Forest.
Ladybower Reservoir is the lowest reservoir of three in the Upper Derwent Valley of the Peak District. Whinstone Lee Tor at 415 metres is one of the smaller hills in the Peak District but the view is stunning.
Win Hill at 462m is nearly surrounded by water with the River Derwent to the east, the River Noe to the south and Ladybower Reservoir to the north. Win Hill is either the first or the last hill on the Derwent Watershed and Edale Horseshoe challenge walks.
Castleton is a most wonderful and charming village in the Peak District. It is situated at the western end of the Hope Valley between the Dark Peak and the White Peak areas. Castleton is overlooked by the Great Ridge which separates the Hope Valley to the south from Edale to the north.
Hayfield is a lovely village situated at the base of the west side of Kinder Scout in the Sett Valley between the towns of Glossop to the north, Chapel-en-le-Frith to the south and New Mills to the east.
Edale built of local grit stone is set in a lovely position below Kinder Scout in The Dark Peak area. It gives its name to the valley in which it lies, between Mam Tor, Lose Hill and Kinder Scout.
Monsal Head is a famous beauty spot with spectacular views down Monsal Dale to the left and in front up the Wye Valley to Miller’s Dale. There are two pay and display car parks, a long stay if you wish to walk and a short stay if you only want to sit and admire the scenery, a picnic area, public toilets and the Monsal Head Hotel, restaurant and Stables Bar has B&B accommodation.
Edale set in a lovely position below Kinder Scout and situated in The Dark Peak area. The valley is a collection of farming hamlets or booths dotted along the valley which grew around the original shelters or boothies used by shepherds…
Ashford in the Water is a really beautiful place in the Peak District situated on the River Wye between Bakewell and Buxton and houses two pubs, a corner shop and a post office. The Ashford Arms Hotel is an 18th century coaching inn and the Bull’s Head known as the Turk’s Head in the 19th century has been run by the same family since the 1950’s.