The Derbyshire Limestone Dales or White Peak Location map
  View from near Peak Cavern showing the village of Castleton, Derbyshire Peak District, England   Castleton from near Peak Cavern.

Castleton sits at the head of the Hope Vally at the northern tip of the Carboniferous Limestone where it changes to Gritstone in the High Peak.

I am standing very near Peak Cavern which is in limestone but the ridge in the distance is the dividing line between the limestone and the Millstone Grit series.


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  View from the top of Monsal Dale showing the old railway viaduct with the River Derwent beneath, Derbyshire Peak District, England   Monsal Dale from Monsal Head.

Looking south west along the dale showing the old railway viaduct with the River Wye flowing underneath.

Monsal Head is by the village of Little Longstone about 4 miles from Bakewell. There is a small car park here and a larger one further back but be warned that this is a very popular spot, because of its views, and does tend to become a little crowded during the high season. However this is a view that should not be missed.


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  Photograph of Hartington, Derbyshire Peak District, England   Hartington, Derbyshire.

Hartington is a typical Derbyshire village less than a mile from the border with Staffordshire to the west. Very popular with visitors it can get a little busy at times.




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  Scene showing Thorpe Cloud from Dovedale, Derbyshire Peak District, England   Dovedale, Derbyshire.

Dovedale was made famous by Izaac Walton in his book The Compleat Angler and is also very popular with visitors in season especially walkers. This view is from the within the lower end of Dovedale looking back towards Thorpe Cloud - the pointed hill on the skyline.

Dovedale is only 4 miles from Ashbourne - an old market town.



Photograph: John Beres

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