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.
As soon as the atmospheric music kicks in, we know we are in for a treat. On a misty morning in the Peak District, the mysteriously named Chrome Hill and its neighbour Parkhouse, are brought to life with yet more Peak District TV wizardry.
We are instantly hypnotised by a harp, as the sun rises over the hills. Once again the Peak District is shown in a new light. We seemingly sail above a wondrous winter wonderland, thanks to Terrybnd and his magical camera work. The rugged beauty of the landscape is bathed in frost and the bare trees are silhouettes against the barren moors. With views from high above , we look down on a patchwork of fields and hold our breath as we view the intrepid climbers scaling the peaks.
Like a weary dinosaur, Chrome Hill appears to be sleeping. The spines on its back are grit stone, tough and hard wearing, but ready for the fight. We soar over the walls and they appear like mountains on the horizon. Both hills have views to die for and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Walkers looked like dots against the great expanse of fields. On the shady side of the hills, the frost still conquers all, but on the other, with the warmth of the day, the lush green grass is exposed and the sheep can feed again.
Both terrifying and beautiful, Peak District online have conjured up yet another wonderful part of the Derbyshire Dales. Chrome and Parkhouse Hill need conquering.
They’ve laid down the challenge and I think we will accept. Congratulations once again Peak District TV, on another stunning video to add to your very impressive video portfolio. This video is simply beautiful.