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Stories and Tips Derbyshire

Hartington - a cheesy village

Written by catsholiday on 19 Apr, 2013

Hartington VillageDerbyshireContinuing my tour of little Derbyshire villages today I shall look at one a little large than Alsop-en-le – Dale and Tissington that was once famous for its Stilton cheese.Hartington is also a village just off the Ashbourne- Buxton A5151 road . Hartington…Read More


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Our Little Church

Written by catsholiday on 17 Apr, 2013

St Michael’s ChurchShirleyDerbyshireShirley Village This small village is down one of two lanes off the A52 between Derby and Ashbourne in Derbyshire. The village has a population of only about two hundred and fifty at tops. WHAT A STRANGE NAME It is thought that the…Read More


Tiny Derbyshire Village

Written by catsholiday on 17 Apr, 2013

Alsop en le daleDerbyshireEnglandThis is another of our pretty peak district villages in Derbyshire. It is after you pass Tissington and the entrance to Alsop station which is one of the access points and a car park for the Tissington trail. It is off…Read More


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Our Fab Weekend in Derbyshire!

Written by chrisandmark on 24 Sep, 2012

My partner spent this summer renovating a camper van, which led to us booking a last minute trip to a campsite we know of in Bakewell (Derbyshire). We took two of our children with us and made it a mid-week break to take advantage…Read More


Ashbourne traditions and shopping

Written by catsholiday on 27 Aug, 2012

Ashbourne is considered to be the gateway to the Peak National Park and if you come from the Derby direction you will come along the A52. Coming from Leek it is again the A52 but should you approach Ashbourne from Buxton or the Peak…Read More


Ashbourne a little history and some of its buildings

Written by catsholiday on 27 Aug, 2012

AshbourneHaving lived close to this town for the majority of my life I feel that maybe I should give it a bit of a mention.The trouble is when you know a town so well is that you have to choose where to start. A BIT…Read More


A Walk Through Shirley Village

Written by catsholiday on 03 Aug, 2012

This small village is down one of two lanes off the A52 between Derby and Ashbourne in Derbyshire. The village has a population of only about two hundred and fifty people.WHAT A STRANGE NAMEIt is thought that the village name comes from the Saxon word…Read More


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Sights for sore eyes

Written by frangliz on 11 Sep, 2011

Nestling among the hills in the Hope Valley in the Dark Peak region of the Peak District, Edale is a village that attracts many hikers, walkers and perhaps people who just want to admire the scenery. As a child it was often the starting point…Read More


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Willersley Castle Cromford

Written by zabelle on 29 Jan, 2008

By 1782 Sir Richard Arkwright was ready to own a mansion. He chose the manor of Willersley. What he purchased for over 8,000 pounds was two or three farms and a house located at the bottom of the present driveway. He decided to build…Read More


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Masson Mills

Written by zabelle on 29 Jan, 2008

Rt A6Cromford, DerbyshireMasson Mills was Richard Arkwright’s ideal mill. It is built of red brick which was much more impressive. He had already made the greater part of his wealth and he wanted to show it off and still make more money of course. Today…Read More


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