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This page covers interesting villages and attractions in the peak district that deserve a mention but perhaps not a whole page to themselves.
Ashford in the Water
The village is known for its 17th century Sheepwash Bridge built for packhorses, which until quite recently was still used to wash the sheep prior to sheering.
The lambs would be penned within the stone-walled pen on one side of the river, whilst the ewes would be thrown in at the other side. They would swim across to their offspring, thus ensuring a good soaking.
The village has many 18th century buildings and a few from the 17th including a tithe barn. There is an old hexagonal Market Stand and the Holy Trinity Church adorned with memorials in black marble.
Ashford in the Water, bridge
Ashford in the Water, market stand
The Chestnut Centre
The Chestnut Centre is an Otter haven and Owl sanctuary Conservation Park located between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Castleton off the A625.
The centre was founded in 1984 and houses Europes largest collection of otters and owls including Britains only pair of giant otters. As the animals are kept in natural surroundings in large enclosures, they are not always easy to view and as I discovered even more difficult to photograph.
The Goyt Valley
Located close to Whaley Bridge the Goyt Valley is a beautiful part of the Peak District National Park, leading on to Axe Edge Moor and the Staffordshire Moorlands. At the bottom of the valley flows the River Goyt, which rises on the moors of Axe Edge, near the Cat and Fiddle Inn.
Goyt Valley
Monsal Head
Monsal Head provides views over the beautiful limestone dale of Monsal through which the river Wye flows. The viewpoint is situated in a public car park behind the Monsal Head hotel, located near bakewell.
Monsal Head
Tideswell is is a historic village in Derbyshire dating back to Roman times located 6 miles east of Buxton off the B6049. It has a fine large 14th century cruciform Church, dedicated to St John the Baptist and known as the Cathedral of the Peak.
The Tideswell community is very protective of all aspects of its rural heritage and won the Derbyshire best kept village award in 1999 and also the East Midlands region Britain in Bloom contest in 1994/5 and 1997.
Tideswell dale leads down to Litton Mill and is a Derbyshire Wildlife Nature reserve. Tideswell makes an ideal base for walking and climbing with easy access to water sports.
Tideswell Church
Tissington is a beautiful estate village of stone houses built around Jacobean Manor house Tissington Hall, home to the FitzHerbert family for over 500 years. The village has a church with a Norman tower a triangular green and duck pond.
The nearby Tissington trail follows stunning unspoilt Peak district scenery, with nature trails, camping, and picnic sites along the way, which was originally an old railway line. The route is fairly even and level, making for a leisurely traffic free mountain bike ride.
Tissington Hall
Tissington Pond
Whaley Bridge
The peak forest canal which terminates at the whaley Bridge canal basin is a major attraction for visitors with the colourful barges and towpath walks.
The town was transformed from an agricultural village to an industrial town by the industrial revolution. Coal mining and textiles trebled the population by the mid 19th century. The town now has a diverse variety of business that disguise its industrial heritage
Peak Forest canal at Whaley Bridge