im a Derbyshire man born and bred lived in this very pretty haunting place all my life and even now its beauty grows as older as I do
Litton is a little gem of a White Peak village with a pretty green set in glorious countryside. A mile east of Tideswell the close-knit community here forms a character typical of the limestone villages. At the heart of the village is the green with its' old stocks, surrounded by pretty cottages, the school, a village shop and the pub. The village developed from farming and lead mining and Litton Mill down in the nearby Millers Dale was an early cotton mill.
“Hathersage is a popular centre for walkers and rock-climbers, for on its east side the village is overlooked by moorland and a line of gritstone edges of which Stanage Edge is the largest. There are also spectacular tors, such as Higgar Tor, and the enigmatic hillfort at Carl Wark, which has so far defied archaeologists' attempts to date it,” say Peak District Information.
Mist over Castleton. Temperature inversions that trap moist air form low-lying mist and this is common come September. There’s no better place to witness this than on a small road that climbs out of the village of Castleton. From here you are above the mist looking down on the Hope Valley and the imposing Hope cement works, an unusual structure for a national park but it has provided road stone and work for locals since the 1920s. Peak-Pindale mr 1 -1-5