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12 photos that capture the true beauty of Baslow

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 March 2017

Evening Light on Baslow Edge by Steve Fedun

Evening Light on Baslow Edge by Steve Fedun

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Visitors to Chatsworth House often take a detour to experience the delights of Baslow. These reader photos illustrate why it’s a good idea.

Situated on the River Derwent, close to the Chatsworth Estate, the village of Baslow is believed to date back to at least the 13th century. The village consists of three main sections: Bridge End (the original settlement), Nether End and Over End.

The village church – St Anne’s – has 13th century origins and was extensively restored during the 19th century. Highlights include a Saxon coffin lid which is located in its porch.

Baslow Bridge – also known as Bubnell Bridge – spans the river and was built in 1603. The span consists of three arches and its claim to fame is that it is the only bridge along the course of the River Derwent that has never been destroyed by floods.

Outdoors enthusiasts will naturally be drawn towards Baslow Edge, a dramatic escarpment once quarried for its gritstone. The edge rises high above the village and offers superb views over the Derwent Valley. A walk along its crest is often combined with nearby Curbar and Froggatt Edges and forms one of the Peak District’s classic walks.

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