One of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire, with a 15th Century church, Ashover won the Calor Village of the Year competition in 2005. The village is home to a couple of ghosts, including the Laughing Cavalier who haunts the Black Swan. It's said that arrows for the Battle of Agincourt were made here!
Ashover lies in the valley of the River Amber about half way between Chesterfield
to the North and Matlock to the South. It has a long history dating back to the Saxons
who called the village 'Essovre' -
The village was important to the lead mining and quarrying industries and was also home to the stocking frame knitting industry, but little of that remains. Today, Ashover is valued for the beautiful countryside that surrounds it and better known for the Ashover Show in August and the Ashover Festival in September.
Getting to Ashover
Route 63/63A Monday to Saturday, 2 hourly
Derwent Garage, Calver Road,
Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1RP
T: 01246 582246