The High Peak is the northern most borough in Derbyshire. Derbyshire is the heart of England, it borders with five shires and Greater Manchester. It has the longest river in Great Britain the river Derwent 66 miles long. The Pennine range of hills extend into the north of the county. It is home to a large portion of the 2nd most visited National park in the UK. Its home to the highest peak in east midlands Kinder Scout. High moorland plateau caters well for pursuits like walking and cycling. The Dark Peak is made up of Grit stone the White Peak to the south is limestone-based geology.
For tourists Derbyshire offers plenty to see close to Burnswark, at Longdendale there is a long-distance trail along the old railway track, with shallow gradients making it ideal for walking, cycling and has a bridle way alongside. Buxton, has The Crescent, recently refurbished, Poole’s cavern and country park. Castleton is home to the four caverns of Blue John, Speedwell, Treak Cliff and Peak. Mam Tor is close bye and well worth a visit. Bakewell and Matlock Bath with cable car to the Heights of Abraham are also places to visit.
Derbyshire offers great diversity it has many National Trust Properties to visit:
Calke Abbey Ticknell Derby DE73 7LE- is a grade 1 listed country house
Hardwich Hall Doe Lea Chesterfield S44 5QJ- an Elizabethan country house
Kedleston Hall Derby DE22 5JH- English country house
llam Hall Park IIam Ashbourne DE62AZ-is a 158-acre country park
Dark Peak area- Edale Hope Valley S33 6RF- Pennine moorland walks and trails
Longshaw Burbage Estate near Sheffield- moorland walks
Sudbury Hall, Main Road Sudbury Ashbourne DE6 5HT -home to the National Trust’ museum of childhood.
Other places of interest:
Bolsover Castle Castle st Bolsover Chesterfield S44 6PR- a 17th century castle run by English Heritage.
National Tramways Museum Crich Matlock DE4 5DP- 60 plus trams in a village setting.
Midland railway Butterley Ripley DE5 3 QZ - a heritage steam railway
Dovedale Valley, Ashbourne DE6 2AZ- a picturesque valley with limestone ravines. With stepping stones across the river Dove Thorpe Cloud is a limestone reef knoll rising from the river.
Haddon Hall, Bakewell DE45 1 LA-a medieval Tudor country house open to visitors.
Chatsworth House and gardens Bakewell DE45 1PP -is a stately home fine art works.
Coton-in- the- Elms- is a village in Derbyshire which is the furthest point from sea coast in Great Britain.
Great Gardens to view:
Melbourne Hall & Gardens, Church Square Melbourne Derby DE73 8EN- Grade 11 listed building.
The Bluebell Arboretum Smithby, Ashby-de-la-zouch LE65 2TA-woodland setting with rare trees and shrubs.
Holidays like the industrial revolution start in Derbyshire.
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