May 2020

Ashford Bobbin Mill

Located on the south bank of the River Wye at (SK182696) is the old Ashford Bobbin Mill. This is accessible heading east on the A6 at Great Shacklow Wood – just prior to Ashford-in-the-Water (see map) This was formerly a bone mill which created fertiliser, and later a timber mill. By the side of one […]

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Cycling To Buxton

The Monsal Trail is a great cycling experience. It is well surfaced and has easy gradients. The Monsal Trail runs from Bakewell to just near Buxton and there are cycle hire locations on the Trail at Hassop Station – – The Monsal Trail also takes you to a lot of locations with good

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Pavilion Gardens

Located in the centre of Buxton, the 23-acre Pavilion Gardens show off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. The Gardens are surrounded by the Buxton Opera House and other architecturally interesting buildings like the Dome and the Crescent. In the centre of the gardens is the Octogan Concert Hall, Winter Conservatory, and Gallery. Further details at

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Upperdale Walk

This is a favourite walk. It can be varied and reversed depending on your wishes. The first part of the route doesn’t use the Mondal Trial, but the pathways over-the-top of the hills that Litton and Cressbrook Tunnels go through. The views from the top are amazing, but the paths are steep in places and

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Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail is a walking/riding trail that goes through some of the Peak Districts most spectacular limestone dales. It runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles from Blackwell Mill (near Buxton) and Bakewell. The route passes near Litton Mill and from there you either walk/ride towards Buxton or in the opposite

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The Real Oliver Twist?

The original 19th-century mill became notorious during Industrial Revolution the for its unsavoury employment practices. The Poor Law Act of 1601 had, among its provisions “the putting out of children to be apprentices”. An agreement was made between the churchwarden and an employer, by means of an indenture sworn before a Justice of the Peace

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Heage Windmill

“Heage” is derived from “High Edge”. Heage Windmill was built in 1797 and restored in 2002. Itis the only working, stone towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. This unique Grade ll* listed building is set in the Derbyshire countryside, providing spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. There are guided tours, hands on

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Anglers Rest

This is the closest pub to Six Litton Mill. Its little over a mile along the road by the river. You can also make it a round trip by going in one direction along the Monsal Trail. Anglers Rest serves real ales and hearty pub food in an 18th century, ivy-covered pub with oak beams

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Crich Tramway Village

Take the A6 south-east towards Derby, and in less than an hour you will be at the National Tramway Museum located at Crich Tramway Village. The museum contains over 60 (mainly British) trams built between 1873 and 1982 and is set within a recreated period village containing a working pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram

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