Derbyshire Off The Beaten Path

  • Magpie Mine - Sheldon
    Magpie Mine - Sheldon
    by suvanki
  • Magpie Mine - Sheldon
    Magpie Mine - Sheldon
    by suvanki
  • Magpie Mine - Sheldon
    Magpie Mine - Sheldon
    by suvanki

Derbyshire Off The Beaten Path

  • Magpie Mine - Sheldon

    Just outside the picturesque village of Sheldon, is the Magpie Mine - a 19th century lead mine, with a bit of history!Probably the best example of a 19th Century lead mine in the UK!This mine dates back to 1740. Phil was keen to show me this mine. Being an ex-coal miner, he could explain some of the workings of the mine. to be continued....

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  • Staunton Harold Reservoir

    Staunton Harold Reservoir is a stretch of water owned by Severn trent, but available for the public for walks, angling, boating and other water sports. It sits right on the border of Derbyshire and leicestershire, near to Clke Abbey. It is a parrticurarly good spot for a walk on a summer's day.The name of Staunton Harold Reservoir comes from the...

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  • The High Peak Trail

    The High Peak Trail runs for 26kms from High Peak Junction , near Cromford to Dowlow, near Buxton.It follows the course of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway.You can walk, cycle, or ride a horse for the length of the trail or do it in stages.It is possible in places to glimpse some of the railways past.

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  • Walking the Monsal Trail

    The Monsal Trail runs for some 15kms from near Bakewell to 5kms from Buxton. For the most part it follows the route of the old Midland Railway, although there are some deviations, owing to the stretches where the tunnels were. These have now been closed off for safety reasons.At Monsal head you will find one of the Peak Districts gems - the view...

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  • Stanage Edge

    Stanage is the largest and most impressive of the gritstone edges of the Peak District. Situated on the moors north of Hathersage, and visible from miles away down in the Hope Valley, it stretches for a length of approximately six kilometres (3.5 miles) from its northern tip at Stanage End to the southern point near the Cowper Stone. At about is...

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  • Wreckage of two Sabre jets

    The Wreckage of two Sabre jets (XD707 & XD730) are the remains of many aircraft lost in the Peak District during the war and thereafter - it remains the Bermuda triangle for aircraft in Britain. On 22 July 1954 both aircraft (based near York) were taking part in a large military exercise. Contact was lost and both aircraft were reported missing....

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  • The Limestone Way

    The Limestone Way is a walking route through the southern part of the Peak District, setting out from the attractive village of Castleton in the Dark Peak and continuing south into the gentler limestone landscapes of the Derbyshire Dales, through Dam Dale, Monks Dale, and Millers Dale to Monyash; Bradford Dale to the landmark of Robin Hood's...

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  • Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor

    The Nine Ladies Stone Circle is one of several circles and prehistoric mounds that make Stanton Moor a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSCI)The Nine Ladies Stone Circle lies within a small circular bank. Nine upright stones (some actually leaning) lie on the inner perimeter of the bank, a tenth stone (prone) lies on the bank. Another standing...

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  • Walking the Cromford Canal

    The Cromford Canal was built to transport goods from Arkwright's mills at Cromford.It was built to link Cromford to the Erewash Canal at Langley Mill. The most pleasant part of the canal is from Cromford to Ambergate. A short walk along the towpath from Cromford to Hgh Peak junction takes 30 minutes or so. At times the canal, the railway, and the...

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  • Bonsall- Shhhhhhhh its a secret!

    Hidden in a deep dale this quiet and peaceful village mainly comprises of limestone cottages which once housed the local lead miners and weaversOn first sight Bonsal seems to be only one narrow road winding up the hillside but infact it is made up of three parts, the main village, which has at its centre an old market cross and the hamlets of Upper...

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  • Real Ale in a secluded spot

    Leadmill Brewery is a small micro brewery working out of an old stable block. It has its own bar called of course, "The Old Stables"When we reached the location, all we could see was the stable block. There was no sign of life except for the top half of a stable door open at one side of the courtyard. There were no tables outside at that time and...

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  • Old Glossop

    Glossop is a town about 15 miles from Manchester. It's an average sort of town but it's old part contains little stone cottages that are about 300- 350 years old. Stone cottages, an old church and lots of flowers and flower boxes. Oh yes, and a small satellite dish on the side of a pub!

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