The Peak District
Middleton-by-Wirksworth is a small village in the Derbyshire Dales, England. It is located on a hilltop overlooking the Derwent Valley, about 5 miles south of Wirksworth. The village has a population of around 500 people, and is known for its… Read More »Middleton -by-Wirksworth
Ladybower reservoir, in the Upper Derwent Valley close to Sheffield, is a popular peak district attraction. With the attraction of the large body of water surrounded by hills, the area sees many visitors throughout the year, enjoying walks around Ladybower.… Read More »Ladybower Reservoir
If you walk The Roaches path you will pass Doxey Pool, according to legend home to a mermaid, Jenny Greenteeth, who waits to lure passers by to their death.
Cutthroat bridge, close to Ladybower in the Peak District is aptly named, with two grisly tales, one from history and the other more recent.
A popular assumption is that the Peak District gets its name from the hills in the area. The roots of the name go much further, back to Anglo-Saxon times and the Pecsaetna