Clues To Go    -    Bakewell to Chapel En Le Frith

 

 

After answering 3 questions in Bakewell the route sets off through various backroads visiting an assortment of villages & hamlets, such as Ashford in the Water & Longstone, both known for the practice of well dressing.

The small town of Eyam is infamous for being the first place outside London to succome to the Bubonic Plague in 1665, when a local taylor received a delivery of contaminated cloth from the Capital.

The name of the Eyre family dominates this area of the Peak District, They made much of their money from lead mining & built many properties in the region.  Tideswell, a slight diversion off the A623, boasts a magnificent 14th century church, often called 'The Cathedral of the Peak' for good reason. Its an ancient settlement and was the site of the great Courts of the Royal Forest of the Peak during Edward I's reign.

The cobbled market square of Chapel En Le Frith ('chapel in the forest') is a good place to end this route and contains a variety of pubs & cafes in which to rest & refresh after the journey.

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