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The local area guide to living in Baslow

Baslow, located along the Derwent Valley in the Peak District is an attractive village set into three parts. Nether End is the current centre of the village, towards the north is Over End, and Bridge End is the area that occupied Baslow’s original setting. Just south of this picturesque village is Chatsworth Hall and Park; a 16th century stately home immersed in acres of beautiful parkland and woodland, which now welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors yearly. Baslow also has a collection of timely thatched cottages as well as a famous 17th century bridge and toll house, which gives residents and visitors a sense of the village’s interesting history.

Baslow offers some beautiful walks and trails, along the Derwent Valley. The circular Baslow Edge Trail takes hikers towards Wellington’s Monument - a monument built to commemorate the Duke of Wellington that balances Nelson’s Monument found on Birchen Edge about a mile away. Then walkers can lead to Eagle Stone, which used to be climbed by local men in order to prove their marital suitability. After this, you are led along the Baslow Edge and eventually back to where you started. This is a great weekend stroll as it is only about five miles and allows people to take in the wonderful views and landscapes.

The village has a few inviting countryside pubs that provide a true Derbyshire Experience. The Devonshire Arms has overnight accommodation that serves hearty food and drinks, and can be found at the edge of Chatsworth Park. The Rutland Arms is next to the River Derwent and offers great surroundings.

Information about the local residents

The Parish of Baslow and Bubnell, according to the 2011 Census, is 1,178, of which 97% claimed to have fair to very good health. Of the properties in Baslow, around 75% are owner occupied, which is higher than the percentage for Derbyshire. In terms of education, 46% of Baslow residents aged 16 or over have completed a degree or diploma, which is nearly double that of Derbyshire’s average.

Source: 2011 Census.

Nearby schools

There is a decent collection of schools in the village of Baslow, as well as in neighbouring towns and villages, in places like Bakewell and Eyam. Impressively, there are a small handful of Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ schools such as St. Annes and Curbar Primary School. Within a 10-minute radius of central Baslow are a number of schools that have been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, including: Pilsley C of E Primary, Longstone C of E Primary, Eyam C of E Primary, Stoney Middleton Primary and Grindleford Primary amongst others.


Getting around

There are roads leading in and out of Baslow due to its great location. The A619 and A623 lead through the Peak District and through to different counties, giving the village good connections to Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire. There are a number of bus services that run through Baslow on their way to different parts of the region: the 66, 170, 215, 218 and 276 all stop in Baslow and run to many places including Bakewell, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Chatsworth and other Peak District locations.

Local shops

There are a number of small shops scattered in the village of Baslow to suit different needs. A delightful example of one of the independent shops that the village has on offer is Five Little Ducks; an adorable kids store that sells toys and gifts. If you need to buy the essentials, then there is a Spar shop located on School Lane.

If you require more than just the essentials, then there is a Co-Operative food, around 15-minutes away by car in nearby Tideswell. Alternatively, Buxton has a large Morrisons supermarket, which can be driven to in about 25 – 30 minutes.

In addition to the pleasant cluster of shops, there is a good choice of restaurants to choose from, making this wonderful village not short of things to do.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.