A report on DerbyshirePeak District and Buxton

The henge monument at Arbor Low
A High Peak panorama between Hayfield and Chinley
Filling bottles with water at St Ann's Well
Flooding in South Wingfield Derbyshire in 2012
Towns around the Peak District
Buxton Wells, from a 1610 map
A cross-section of northern Derbyshire, from west to east, showing the approximate structure of an eroded dome, with younger Coal Measure rocks to the east, and older limestone exposed in the centre
Rivers around the Peak District
Buxton in 1965 with shoppers and tourists filling Spring Gardens
The Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal
Buxton Town Hall (on the right)
The rugged moorland edge of the southern Pennines at Kinder Downfall
Thor's Cave seen from the Manifold Way
Buxton Crescent and St Ann's Well
The ruins of the Magpie Mine near Sheldon
A view of the Edale valley from Mam Tor
Nocturnal view of the restored Buxton Thermal Baths, and Brian Clarke's modern stained glass canopy over the Cavendish Arcade
Derbyshire parliamentary constituencies 2019 election result
Tunsted Quarry
Corbar Hill and the Dome
County Hall, Matlock
Buxton Crescent and St Ann's Well
Palace Hotel
One of many Victorian village schools in Derbyshire
A well dressing at Hayfield
Corbar Cross
County Cricket Ground, in Derby
Paragliding from Mam Tor
Buxton Opera House
The scenic Derbyshire that attracts tourists
Looking southeast over the Roaches and Hen Cloud
Buxton Raceway
Flag of Derbyshire
Map showing tunnels beneath the Peak District
View of Buxton from Solomon's Temple
Totley Tunnel on the Manchester to Sheffield line
Charles Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, Vanity Fair, 1903
Walkers above the Derwent Reservoir
Herbert Eisner
Chatsworth House, the setting for a 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
Vera Brittain
Ladybower Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley, set location for The Dam Busters
Lloyd Cole, 2010
Mick Andrews, 1976
Station exterior in 1965. The present station is on the left and the former Midland Railway station is in the centre of the picture

Buxton is a spa town in the Borough of High Peak, Derbyshire, England.

- Buxton

It includes much of the Peak District National Park, the southern end of the Pennine range of hills and part of the National Forest.

- Derbyshire

Mostly in Derbyshire, it extends into Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

- Peak District

It lies close to Cheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

- Buxton

Later they settled round Buxton, famed for its warm springs, and set up a fort near modern-day Derby in an area now known as Little Chester.

- Derbyshire

Outside the park, the wider Peak District often includes the area approximately between Disley and Sterndale Moor, encompassing Buxton and the Peak Dale corridor.

- Peak District
The henge monument at Arbor Low

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The 15th-century Matlock Bridge

Matlock, Derbyshire

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The 15th-century Matlock Bridge
Baileys (corn) Mill on Bentley Brook
Specimen of Matlockite in the Mineralogical Museum, Bonn
Matlock taken from Matlock Bridge – looking up the hill of Bank Road across Crown Square (prior to bridge one way system)
Peak Rail emblem
The old tram shelter in the park
Hall Leys Park bandstand from footbridge over River Derwent
Crown Buildings
The Italianate-style wing of Matlock Town Hall
Old Methodist Church above Old Sunday School
County Hall with Winter Gardens in foreground
Rutland Court
Old tram depot, Bank Road (technically Rutland Street)
Rockside Hydro
ARC Leisure Centre
Ernest Bailey School (now County Council Records Office)
Highfields School 'Lower Site' at Starkholmes, formerly Charles White Secondary Modern
Dale Road (A6) exiting the edge of Matlock Town, showing traditional buildings housing independent shops and businesses
St Giles Church, featured in Women in Love
NatWest Bank
Market Hall with Queens Head beyond
Olde Englishe Hotel
Evans Jeweller, with Lime and Olde Englishe Hotel beyond
Holt Terrace with railway bridge to left
Footbridge to Pic Tor
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Matlock morning view from east, Lumsdale
Matlock viewed from a nearby ridge
The town enjoys the Sun's rays as shade approaches
The town as seen from the nearby cable cars

Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England.

It is situated in the south-eastern part of the Peak District, with the National Park directly to the west.

The A6, which links Carlisle with Luton, passes through the town; it provides access to Manchester, Stockport, Buxton, Bakewell and Derby.

Typical White Peak plateau landscape, near Litton

White Peak

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Typical White Peak plateau landscape, near Litton
Cressbrook Dale, one of several steep-sided valleys that cut into the limestone plateau
The White Peak is a national stronghold of Polemonium caeruleum (Jacob's ladder)

The White Peak, also known as the Low Peak, is a limestone plateau that forms the central and southern part of the Peak District in England.

Broadly speaking, the White Peak covers the Derbyshire and Staffordshire parts of the Peak District from the Hope Valley southwards to the Weaver Hills near the Churnet Valley.

As defined by Natural England, the White Peak national character area covers 52,860 ha and includes the area approximately bounded by Ashbourne, Buxton, Castleton, Matlock and Wirksworth.

Former Nestlé creamery circa 2006, before demolition

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Former Nestlé creamery circa 2006, before demolition
Ashbourne Library
Grade II listed sign for the Green Man & Black's Head Royal Hotel
St. Oswald's Church
Catherine Booth's birthplace: 13 Sturston Road
Statue of Catherine Booth, London
Ashbourne Town Hall and town centre

Ashbourne is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales district in Derbyshire, England, with a population of 8,377 in the 2011 census, estimated at 9,163 in 2019.

Its position near the southern edge of the Peak District makes it the closest town to Dovedale, to which it is sometimes referred as the gateway.

The town is 14 mi west of Derby, 21 mi southeast of Buxton, 22 mi east of Stoke-on-Trent, 49 mi south-southeast of Manchester, 35 mi southwest of Sheffield and 27 mi north of Lichfield.

All Saints' Church, Bakewell


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All Saints' Church, Bakewell
Bakewell's medieval bridge
Rutland Arms Hotel
Three shops claim the original recipe for Bakewell pudding
River Wye Park, with view of five-arch, 13th-century bridge
Bakewell Cross, in the churchyard of Bakewell Parish Church
Bakewell Parish Church
The Lambton Larder, Bakewell's Deli.
Bakewell station in 1961, looking northward

Bakewell is a market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, known also for its local Bakewell pudding.

Nearby towns include Matlock to the south-east, Chesterfield to the east and Buxton to the west north-west.

A major employer is the Peak District National Park Authority, which has its offices at Aldern House, Baslow Road.

Hundreds of Cheshire in Domesday Book. Areas highlighted in pink became part of Flintshire in Wales.


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Historic and ceremonial county in North West England.

Historic and ceremonial county in North West England.

Hundreds of Cheshire in Domesday Book. Areas highlighted in pink became part of Flintshire in Wales.
Map of Cheshire in 1577.
Wilmslow Church
A resident of Knutsford sanding the street in celebration of May Day in 1920
Lewis Carroll memorial window (featuring the Hatter and March Hare)
Alderley Edge in 1951
Anderton Boat Lift
Chester Weir on the River Dee
Canal cutting by Chester city walls
Manchester Ship Canal from Ellesmere Port Dock towards Stanlow

It is bordered by the counties of Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, and Wales to the west.

Cheshire covers a boulder clay plain separating the hills of North Wales and the Peak District (the area is also known as the Cheshire Gap).

Within the current ceremonial county and the unitary authority of Cheshire East the highest point is Shining Tor on the Derbyshire/Cheshire border between Macclesfield and Buxton, at 559 m above sea level.

Norfolks' Lion


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Norfolks' Lion
All Saints' Roman Catholic Chapel
Map of Glossop from 1954
Henry Street Staircase realised through Glossop Vision
Coat of arms of Glossop Borough Council, granted in 1919. The arms became obsolete with the council's abolition in 1974.
A map of the different areas that have held the name Glossop.
Church Street in Old Glossop
Shelf Brook
Schematic diagram of the rocks beneath Glossop
Wren Nest Mill being restored, with new retail development behind
Howard Town Mill being restored
Glossop Town Hall
Dinting Viaduct
A Hunslet Transportation Projects built Class 323 entering Glossop railway station
Stagecoach bus in High Street
Manor Park's rose garden
Notice board at the North Road entrance to Howard Park
Howard Park duck pond in winter
Norfolk Square, opposite the Town Hall

Glossop is a market town in the Borough of High Peak, Derbyshire, England, 15 mi east of Manchester, 24 mi north-west of Sheffield and 32 mi north of the county town, Matlock, near Derbyshire's borders with Cheshire, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

It is between 150 and 300 m above mean sea level, and is bounded by the Peak District National Park to the south, east and north.

Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton and Derby lie to the south, along the A624 and A6.


Axe Edge Moor

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Axe Edge Moor is the major moorland southwest of Buxton in the Peak District.

The moor is shared between the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, which meet on its southwestern flank at Three Shire Heads on the Dane.

Sarah Ward (novelist)

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Sarah Rhiannon Ward (living) is an English novelist and critic living in the Peak District of rural Derbyshire.

The books are set in and near the fictional town of Bampton, which the author states "is partly based on Buxton with its Georgian architecture, Bakewell, which is a well-heeled market town with a strong tourist industry, and Cromford with its canal and fantastic industrial heritage."