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Visit the Magpie Mine

Just under eight miles from Baslow is Magpie Mine, the last lead mine that was worked in the Derbyshire lead ore field and one of the best examples in the country of a 19th century lead mine.  Just outside the village of Sheldon, the mine has a fascinating 200-year history of successes and failures, with bitter disputes and fights resulting in the death of three miners; there is […]

Izzi of Baslow

Retail Therapy in Baslow

You might not think that Baslow has many shops to tempt you with, but dig a little deeper and you will find a number of retail businesses that are well worth a visit. Adjacent to The Devonshire Arms is Izzi of Baslow, a high-end boutique offering collections from some of the world’s leading designers including: […]

Walk along Baslow Edge

Set above the villages of Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt is the striking gritstone escarpment, which is 958ft or 292m above sea level. The near vertical sections of the edges are very popular with rock climbers and the trail that connects all three ‘edges’ (Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt) are enjoyed by walkers, mountainbikers and riders, alike. […]

Explore Eyam & Eyam Hall

Just over four miles from The Devonshire Arms is the village of Eyam, which was nearly wiped out by the plague in 1665-66. The focal point of the village is Eyam Hall, which has been open to the public for 30 years and is well worth a visit. This Jacobean manor house has been in […]