The Peak District is one of the UK’s stunning national parks. It spans 555 square miles and there are parts of the park in various counties, including Yorkshire. The parts in Derbyshire are among the best known, but a recent article for Derbyshire Life highlighted some of the top spots to explore just over the county border.
Low Bradfield, a village that was once hit by a terrible tragedy, is among the spots on the list. The settlement was flooded in 1864 when the retaining wall of the Dale Dyke Reservoir burst, sending 600 million gallons of water down the Loxley Valley.
Head there now and you’ll see picturesque scenes, particularly as the centre of the village is a large, flat green space that’s used for cricket and bowls, among other activities. There’s also a charming cafe in the old schoolroom.
High Bradfield, meanwhile, which is located further up the hill, is home to a grade I-listed church. As well as being in a beautiful spot, the church is known for its 17 stained glass windows and its Norman font.
Another recommendation from the news provider is Dunford Bridge, which is described as “an isolated moorland settlement”. It’s now a hub for walkers and cyclists who are following the Trans Pennine Trail.
If you stop to explore here, make sure you look out for the sculpture that’s located where Dunford’s Bridge railway station once stood.
These are just some of the places you can explore here. If you’re looking for things to do in the Peak District, consider any of the outdoor activities on offer, including hiking, cycling, rock climbing and orienteering.
While you’re out and about you could spot some of the local wildlife too, such as mountain hares and short-eared owls