Stanton Lees, MATLOCK
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Directions from: Ashbourne Bakewell Matlock
Woodside is situated above Rowsley in the hamlet of Stanton Lees, just below Stanton Moor, renowned for its fine Bronze Age remains including the Nine Ladies Stone Circle and burial grounds.
The house offers panoramic views from the picturesque hamlet situated on the Southern Plateau of the Peak District.
The area is teeming with wildlife, fauna and flora including a rare herd of Black Norwegian Fallow Deer. Garden birds to be seen at Woodside include Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Goldcrests, as well as the usual birds, and various migratory birds in their season, whilst Pheasants feel at home on the patio.
The River Derwent meanders in the valley below and Peak Rail can be observed plying its trade along the valley.
Eyam is renowned for its attempts in 1665 to contain the plague within the village. Other pretty Peakland villages such as Alport, Milldale, Hartington and Bonsall are close by.
The Peak District National Park is 555 square miles with 1,600 miles of walks, and most of it can be accessed within 45 minutes from Woodside including the Staffordshire moorlands - home to the pretty village of Longnor and interesting rock formations of The Roaches, the High Peak areas like Edale, Mam Tor and Castleton and the beautiful Goyt Valley above Buxton.
The proprietor has researched and written personalised routes for her visitors which can include walks for the more energetic. These interesting and helpful routes have proved extremely popular and informative as the writer is continually exploring the area in which she has lived all her life, having walked it extensively and previously taught history, geography and R.E. There is no need to purchase expensive maps and walks of the area for all are available and can be borrowed from Woodside. Walks are available direct from the house.
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|Last updated: 07/04/11|