Photogenic and full of character, the dense woodland of Padley Gorge hides many secrets. These sylvan slopes are a stark contrast to the wild and exposed Dark Peak high ground above, where sheer gritstone Edges frame a rolling sea of heather clad moor
The Derwent, Derbyshire’s longest and deepest river, was for centuries the life force of the county. Harnessed for its energy to power a succession of mills, a 15-mile stretch has now been deemed by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site. Sally Mosley explores a length of the valley on a circular walk from Belper
This walk is a dance with the county border as Sally Mosley saunters from Staffordshire over the Dove and dabbles into Derbyshire, exploring a quartet of pretty villages in quintessential middle England along the way
Most famous for its puddings and tarts, Bakewell is the only town in the Peak District National Park. It straddles the River Wye and sits snugly between the rolling limestone hills of the White Peak and the dramatic escarpments and moors of Dark Peak gritstone. On home ground, Sally Mosley takes us on a lovely walk along beautiful Lathkill Dale and back to the town
Local producers, craftspeople and representatives of county businesses were invited to a ‘Celebration of Derbyshire’ showcase in the grounds of Chatsworth House for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Derbyshire.
The Devonshire Hotel Group, conceived and owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, contains a small but perfectly formed selection of country hotels and pubs, all of which bear full investigation! Kate Houghton writes.
On a plateau that has panoramic views across some of the county’s most beautiful and idyllic countryside, Bryn Hall Farm in Bradbourne, five miles north of Ashbourne, is appropriately named after the Welsh word for ‘hilltop’.
This well-known local landmark, situated just off the main road between Matlock and Chesterfield, is a wonderfully unique property. The Grade II listed building is thought to date back to around 1807 and has been skilfully converted to provide an interesting range of living spaces
A characterful and charming Grade II listed property located on the fringe of Buxton, this handsome cottage is enveloped in beautiful gardens. The age of the limestone building is uncertain but parts of the property are believed to date back to the early 17th century. Pevsner mentioned the cottage in his book Buildings of England.
Promotional Feature: The Hall is a luxurious 5 star residential home for the elderly. The home has been lovingly restored and now offers the very best of facilities and must surely be the finest home in the area.
Design @ 44 has an eclectic mix of work from the best local designer/makers. There is a huge range of gifts and fantastic design-led products from textiles, home ware and furniture to children’s items, fashion, jewellery and prints.