Oakford Cottage

OAKFORD COTTAGE BED AND BREAKFAST FACILITIES  There are one double and two twin rooms available, sleeping 6 in total, with ensuite facilities. The rooms are furnished to the highest standards, with tea and coffee making facilities, TV, DVD and each has superb views over the parkland and the hills beyond. The property has oil-fired central heating […]


Views of the beautiful Derwent Valley..

  Is the beautiful Amber Valley, with the river Derwent flowing through this beautiful Dale and World Heritage site! Whatstandwell is a village on the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. This is how Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, describe it… It is about five miles south of Matlock and about four miles north of Belper. Whatstandwell railway […]

Cromford Canal Oakford Cottage, Whatstandwell, crich, ambergate

A walk around Whatstandwell.

THE WALK For anyone interested in wildlife and industrial history this is a walk not to be missed. Even if you are not interested in either subject, this is a great walk with plenty of variety. Completed in 1794, the Cromford Canal stretched 14.5 miles to Langley Mill, where it joined the Erewash Canal. With […]

Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way from Oakford Cottage, Whatstandwell

Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

Walking the Derwent Heritage Way     The northern section : Ladybower Reservoir to Matlock and WhatstandwellExplore the Derwent valley on foot and you will experience magnificent scenery, heritage and wildlife. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a 55mile long waymarked walk. It follows the River Derwent through the Peak District National Park, via Chatsworth […]