Hope Valley Area
Hope valley is vast area of beauty and places of interest in all directions, it is best to stop at will to gain the most of the scenic views of valleys, hills and attractions.
From Buxton take the A6 North, toward Chapel en le Frith and take the Sheffield Road signed Castleton.
Castleton The gem of the peaks, a hill village on the western side of Hope valley near the peak stone water. Places of interest are 4 show caves, the church, the hall and the Peveril castle, with its beautiful scenery surrounded by steep hills, one of the famous being Mam Tor, 517m high. Vale of Edale Soak in the stunning views of Rushup, edge across the vale of Edale the valley drops down to the River Noe. Places of interest Grindsbrook booth, village church, Nags head pub, and Edale cross marking the boundary of Hopedale Longdale and Campand This is the start of the Pennineway.
In the valley of the River Sett, at the foot of Kinder scout plateau again has beautiful scenery, moorlands and stone features polished over time by the weather.
A small hill village with delightful scenery and the home of Bamford Mill, now converted to housing. Climbing higher up into the valley to reach the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Dams, take the A6013 over the Ladybower Viaduct and see the eye opening beauty of the reservoir and dam, in a dry summer the villages of Ashopton and Derwent which were drowned when the reservoir was built, can be seen. Other places of interest while in the area the visiting centres of Upper Derwent and the Fairholmes, just off the Snake pass, A57.
The Ladybower Dam
Used as a training site for the pilots to practice the bouncing bombs before they went on the Dambuster Raids.