Yesterday we spent an enjoyable day in Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales.
The River Wye is one of the waterways that meanders through this area of Derbyshire, so there are pleasant walks along its banks. Bakewell market was established in 1254 and the town developed as a trading centre. When natural springs were discovered in the area it became something of a spa town and small mills were established in the area. The water mills have now been restored as eating places and centres for local artisans and there is still a weekly market. Bakewell is also known worldwide as a place for 'foodies' as it's famous for the place where the Bakewell Pudding/Tart was created; (more about that another time). Despite the numbers of visitors to the town, it still remains an unspoilt and charming town.
|View from the weir bridge|