There are also spectacular tors, such as Higgar Tor,
and the enigmatic hillfort at Carl Wark. Several of the edges
were quarried and the area was a major source of millstones for grinding corn
For those with a sense of history there are numerous
magnificent historic houses all within a few miles.
These include Chatsworth House, Haddon
Hall, Eyam Hall, Hardwick Hall and
Lyme Hall - all of which offer excellent days out. The
Longshaw Estate and Country Park is also close by. It is a National
Trust Property and is open to the public.
Nearby Bakewell is a famous market town. Bakewell
Puddings (Bakewell has never heard of tarts) are sold at several
establishments across the town, all claiming to have the original unique
recipe. The Rutland Arms' claim to fame is as the place where
the Bakewell Pudding was first invented by a chef of 1859 who made a mistake
with the recipe.
The Hope Valley is indeed a Pandora's box of treasures for people of all ages.