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The Peak District contains a wealth of towns and villages, each with their own unique character. In the past, lead mining and agriculture were the principal sources of income, tourism has perhaps taken over from the mining but agriculture still supports many local inhabitants.

Tom Bates has spent many years researching and writing about the county of Derbyshire. Click here to view his work.

Here you can find out more about Tom’s series of leaflets about the Peak District entitled ‘Peak District Villages - an Insiders Guide’


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Peak District Villages - An Insider’s Guide

Derbyshire writer Tom Bates has visited each of the villages in this massive series of 68 leaflets in order to write his ‘Insider’s Guide’ series. Much of the information has come from the locals themselves, parish records and the like.

The result of many months of painstaking research was a series of articles, published in ‘Reflections’ magazine, here, the articles about Peak District villages have been updated, augmented and had new photographs added to become the first set of leaflets about the villages of the Peak District published in over 30 years.

But these are not just mass produced leaflets. They are individually printed and hand made in the county of Derbyshire.

These full colour leaflets contain …

Historical points
Key architecture

And all for just 99p, available from local shops, Post Offices, B&Bs, Craft Centres.

At present, the first 31 of the series are in production (online ordering coming soon):

1 Beeley
2 Rowsley
3 Darley Dale
4 Birchover
5 Stanton-in-Peak
6 Bonsall
7 Cromford
8 Elton
9 Wensley
10 Winster
11 Crich
12 Youlgreave
13 Baslow
14 Wirksworth
15 Hartington
16 Hathersage
17Hopton and Carsington
18 Idridgehay
19 Parwich
20 Ambergate
21 Ashford
22 Bradbourne
23 Brassington
24 Tissington
25 Curbar
26 Eyam
27 Stoney Middleton
28 Calver
29 Alderwasley
30 Alport
31 Heage and Nether Heage

Any combination of 5 leaflets for only £4.80, plus a free plastic popper wallet to keep them in.

If you find any difficulties with obtaining these locally, or prefer to deal directly with the publishers, click here to find out more or buy them.

If you own a shop or other business and would like to distribute these leaflets, please click here to email an enquiry.






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