A report on DerbyshireBuxton and White Peak

The henge monument at Arbor Low
Filling bottles with water at St Ann's Well
Typical White Peak plateau landscape, near Litton
Flooding in South Wingfield Derbyshire in 2012
Buxton Wells, from a 1610 map
Cressbrook Dale, one of several steep-sided valleys that cut into the limestone plateau
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
Buxton in 1965 with shoppers and tourists filling Spring Gardens
The White Peak is a national stronghold of Polemonium caeruleum (Jacob's ladder)
Buxton Town Hall (on the right)
The rugged moorland edge of the southern Pennines at Kinder Downfall
Buxton Crescent and St Ann's Well
The ruins of the Magpie Mine near Sheldon
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
Corbar Hill and the Dome
County Hall, Matlock
Palace Hotel
One of many Victorian village schools in Derbyshire
Corbar Cross
County Cricket Ground, in Derby
Buxton Opera House
The scenic Derbyshire that attracts tourists
Buxton Raceway
Flag of Derbyshire
View of Buxton from Solomon's Temple
Charles Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, Vanity Fair, 1903
Herbert Eisner
Vera Brittain
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

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.

- White Peak

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.

- White Peak

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

White Peak

- Derbyshire

Although outside the National Park boundary, Buxton is in the western part of the Peak District, between the Lower Carboniferous limestone of the White Peak to the east and the Upper Carboniferous shale, sandstone and gritstone of the Dark Peak to the west.

- Buxton
The henge monument at Arbor Low

2 related topics with Alpha


A High Peak panorama between Hayfield and Chinley

Peak District

1 links

Upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines.

Upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines.

A High Peak panorama between Hayfield and Chinley
Towns around the Peak District
Rivers around the Peak District
The Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal
Thor's Cave seen from the Manifold Way
A view of the Edale valley from Mam Tor
Tunsted Quarry
Buxton Crescent and St Ann's Well
A well dressing at Hayfield
Paragliding from Mam Tor
Looking southeast over the Roaches and Hen Cloud
Map showing tunnels beneath the Peak District
Totley Tunnel on the Manchester to Sheffield line
Walkers above the Derwent Reservoir
Chatsworth House, the setting for a 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
Ladybower Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley, set location for The Dam Busters

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

It includes the Dark Peak, where moorland is found and the geology is dominated by gritstone, and the White Peak, a limestone area with valleys and gorges.

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

The 15th-century Matlock Bridge

Matlock, Derbyshire

1 links

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
thumb|top|right|alt=|Artists Corner
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.

Broadly speaking, the Derwent valley bottom forms a boundary between the sandstones and gritstones of the Dark Peak to the NE and the limestones of the White Peak to the south-west.

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