Hurdlow is a small hamlet dating back to 1244, consisting of An historic cluster of buildings around Hurdlow Hall and Hurdlow Grange. Built over 300 years ago, the farmhouse and barns of Hurdlow Grange have now been converted into holiday cottages offering luxury accommodation for up to 45 guests.
The Royal Oak at Hurdlow is situated along the lane from the Hall and Grange at a junction with the old Bakewell-Longnor-Leek turnpike road. Alongside the pub is a conveniently placed camping barn.
Hurdlow is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders because of the nearby High Peak Trail which ends at Dowlow about half a mile away. In 1830 the first phase of the construction of the Cromford and High Peak Railway opened with the line running from Cromford Wharf to Hurdlow, the final stretch from Hurdlow to Whaley Bridge being completed and opened a couple of years later. The railway line closed in the 1960’s.
In 1971 the redundant railway line was bought jointly by the then Peak Park Planning Board and Derbyshire County Council who converted it into the 17-mile stretch of High Peak Trail.
Only a few minutes drive from Hurdlow lies the market town of Bakewell, famed for its delicious Bakewell Puddings. Here there are individual shops, lots of tearooms and restaurants as well as leisure facilities and riverside walks.
The A515 (Buxton to Ashbourne Road runs not far from Hurdlow along the route of a Roman Road. In approximately 15 minutes you can visit Buxton which is claimed by some to be the cultural capital of the Peak District. Alternatively, head south and you will come to the quaint little town of Ashbourne with its cobbled market place and Georgian facades.
Hurdlow is situated in the heart of White Peak countryside, just a short distance from picturesque Derbyshire Dales and the Staffordshire Moorlands. Strange shaped hills to the west of Hurdlow are reef knolls formed millions of years ago when this part of the country was covered by seas, rich in marine life.
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