Youlgreave (1), Derbyshire Location map
Parking information for Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England
  View of the village of Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

This is one of those places where, frequently, there is just no room for a pavement and pedestrians must walk in the road. There is a narrow strip marked with a white line on the right-hand side which is intended for pedestrians.

The tower of the rather imposing church can be seen through the gap.


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  Picture of the 12th century church of All Saints, Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   All Saints Church, Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

This 12th century church is one of four in Derbyshire that stand out from the rest. These are Tideswell, Bakewell, Hathersage and Youlgreave.

The church is first mentioned in 1150 when it was given to St Mary's Abbey in Leicester. The Nave and North Aisle are Norman and date from 1150-1170 but the arches above are early Gothic and it seems likely that the church was altered and added to over a period of years. The chancel and South Aisle were added in the 14th century and the tower, with its set of bells, was added in the 15th century. The church was restored by Norman Shaw about 1870.

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  Picture of Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

This view is from just outside the church at the top of Bradford Road which winds it's way down, past pretty little cottages, to the River Bradford and Bradford Dale.



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  Picture of Bradford Dale, Bradford, Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   Youlgreave.

At the bottom of Bradford Road/Mawstone Lane is Bradford Dale shown here together with the simple stone bridge. To walk along the dale take the path on the right next to the river. The path seen angling upwards goes back into Youlgreave whilst the river path continues along the bottom of the dale.

The water in this river is crystal clear.



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