Attractions to explore nearby Cat and Fiddle Lane
The 7.5mile stretch of road between Macclesfield and Buxton, in the county of Cheshire, has been named the most dangerous road in Britain. Known locally as Cat and Fiddle, it should more fittingly be dubbed 'the widow-maker' because of its mounting death toll. It is famous for its scenic views across the Greater Manchester conurbation, the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire Plain, and for its many bends. It is extremely popular with motorcyclists and is often classed as the most danger
Shipley Country Park and Visitor Centre are set in 700 acres of rolling hills, wildflower meadows, and tranquil lakes teeming with wildlife. The Shipley Estate was an ancient manor mentioned in the Domesday Book. it offers a great day out, with superb play areas, an outdoor gym and a host of seasonal events, self-guided trails, and specialist workshops to enjoy. Day fishing is available from the bankside and there are 20 miles of quiet paths and bridleways to discover.
The Nottingham Canal is a canal in the English counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. As built, it comprised a 14.7-mile long main line between the River Trent just downstream of Trent Bridge in Nottingham and Langley Mill in Derbyshire. At the same time as the main line of the canal was built by its proprietors, the separate Trent Navigation Company built the Beeston Cut, from the main line at Lenton in Nottingham to rejoin the River Trent upstream of Nottingham, thus bypassing the difficu
The Hemlock Stone or Himlack Stone is an inselberg on Stapleford Hill at Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England. This Stone is an outcrop of New Red Sandstone, deposited more than 200 million years ago in the Triassic Period. Approximately 28 feet high, it is formed of a layer of Nottingham Castle Sandstone overlying a layer of Lenton Sandstone.
Bramcote Hills Park is a stretch of woodland and fields that used to be a part of the manor house, but the house was demolished in 1968 and its grounds became the public park. The largest park in the Borough. It has been awarded a Green Flag for the last 12 years. The park hosts a large number of events throughout the year including the annual Hemlock Happening, fun fairs, arts and sports events.
Elvaston Castle is a gothic revival masterpiece designed by James Wyatt in the early 1800s based on the original house dating back to 1633. The gardens are locally renowned for their rockwork structures and fine examples of topiary originally introduced and designed by William Barron in the 19th Century. The country park has 200 acres of woodlands, parkland, and formal gardens.
The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is the childhood home to the author D.H. Lawrence. The Museum is located in the ex-mining town of Eastwood and surrounded by the lovely landscapes that influenced Lawrence’s life and books. There is a small exhibition of Lawrence’s early original watercolour paintings and a DVD room that starts the tour providing an introduction to his life in Eastwood and thereafter.
Elvaston Castle is a stately home in Elvaston, Derbyshire, England. The Gothic Revival castle and surrounding parkland is run and owned by Derbyshire County Council as a country park known as Elvaston Castle Country Park. Its Country Park has approximately 321 acres of open parkland, woodland, and more formal historical gardens. One of the iconic attractions in this area.
Codnor Castle, located near the village of Codnor, between Ripley and Heanor, was home to the powerful de Grey family for centuries during the medieval period, but now is regarding as a 'Building at Risk' by Historic England. The castle is a stone keep and bailey fortress and was established by William Peverel. The present fragmentary remains represent a three-storey keep and a strong curtain wall and ditch, flanked by round towers.