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Ashford Cricket Club

Nestling on the banks of the river Wye sits the pretty village of Ashford - in - the - Water. It is located just north of Bakewell on the A6 in a picturesque sweep of the beautiful Wye valley. Its "sheepwash" is the oldest, narrowest and most picturesque of several bridges spanning the river here (photo right). It was built originally for packhorses but is now closed to all traffic and takes its name from an adjacent stone enclosure in which sheep used to be dipped.

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The Rutland Arms Hotel

.. .. in the magnificent town of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District National Park this 19th century hotel offers elegance and distinct history amid unrivalled surroundings.

.....the first ever Bakewell Pudding was made by a cook in the kitchens at the Rutland Arms.

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Cavendish Hotel, Baslow

.. .....located on the Chatsworth Country House Estate in the heart of the Peak District, about 4 miles from Bakewell.

......with open fires, oak beams, antique furnishings, fresh flowers and friendly staff.

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Ashford in the Water

The village, which dresses 6 wells on the Saturday before Trinity Sunday, has numerous 18thC buildings and a few from the 17thC including a tithe barn. There is also a hexagonally roofed old market stand (photo right) and Holy Trinity church, (photo left) adorned with memorials carved from the locally quarried black marble.

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