Derbyshire Dales Peak District Best Market Town

Visit the Derbyshire Dales

Centrally located in the Derbyshire Dales, Blackbrook is the ideal place to explore the plentiful walks and cycle tracks, of varying difficulty, to accompany the beautiful Derbyshire scenery. Cycle hire is available throughout the region at various popular trails with the closest being at Carsington Water, only a 15 minute drive away. The landscape may be our biggest free attraction, but there are plenty of other places to visit nearby that will take your breath away.


Derbyshire's abundance of history is available for all to see at stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall. The Crich Tramway Village is also within easy reach. For the thrill-seeking individual Alton Towers is 45 minutes away with smaller theme parks Gulliver's Kingdom and The Heights of Abraham around 20 minutes away. We can also help arrange outdoor guided activities such as kayaking and rock climbing upon request.

Blackbrook is close to the town of Belper which is located in the Derwent Valley Heritage Corridor. Strutt's historic North Mill stands next to the River Derwent with its unusual horseshoe weir, tranquil Riverside Gardens with colourful borders and central bandstand. Derwent Valley's visitor centre is located in North Mill.

Belper has been awarded 2014 Best Market town, Judges said Belper was exemplar in how an area can transform from a successful town centre to a go-to destination for locals and visitors alike.

Belper was also named the overall champion high street winner.

The City of Derby is only 20 minutes drive away where world famous Royal Crown Derby have a visitor centre and factory shop. The tourist towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne are also a short drive away with an abundance of markets and events happening throughout the year.

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