Tiny hamlet in the parish of Holmesfield, close to the beautiful countryside of the Cordwell Valley. Visit in early summer to see the rhododendrons in full flower. The village has a church and 6 pubs.
On the old road from Chesterfield to Baslow, this village well merits a visit. The Church of St Peter and St Paul is of Norman origins and is well known locally for its most unusual church clock that actually has 63 minutes in the hour!
Once a tiny village, Old Whittington is now a suburb of Chesterfield but has a church and a thatched cottage that goes by the unusual name of Revolution House. It was here that 3 local noblemen met to plan their part in the 1688 Revolution
Pilsley is a rural village in Northeast Derbyshire, near Chesterfield. Many people think that Pilsley and Lower Pilsley, a smaller village just below Pilsley, make one village, but most of the locals disagree.
This pretty village sits on a ridge to the east of the River Meden on the borders of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Its church dates back to the 13th Century. During the Boer War, Florence Nightingale stayed in Pleasley.
Built to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, the Park opened in 1887. It has a cricket ground, boating lake, miniature train, children's play areas and Victorian Bandstand.
Rowthorne is a picturesque conservation village surrounded by beautiful Derbyshire countryside. It sits on the edge of the Hardwick Estate with its 500 acres of ancient woodlands, fishing lakes and wonderful walks.
High Street, Staveley, CHESTERFIELD, S43 3UU, Tel: 01246 345222, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
Four miles from Chesterfield town centre, Staveley is set in the midst of interesting countryside and the Chesterfield Canal passes through the parish.
Handley is an ancient settlement whose name comes from Anglo-Saxon origins meaning 'high wood or clearing'. There are 3 tiny hamlets in a close cluster, surrounded by pretty countryside - West Handly, Middle Handley and Nether Handley.
Unstone (pronounced with a silent e) is a small village in the English county of Derbyshire. It is in the North East Derbyshire district of the county. Unstone is situated one mile south east of Dronfield, and is also close to Chesterfield.
Upper Langwith, once known as Langwith Bassett after the family who owned it, is a tiny hamlet surrounded by pretty countryside. Langwith is actually a collection of 4 villages that sit astride the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire border.
Wessington sits astride the A615 between Matlock and Alfreton and is centred round a wide village green and its old Horse and Jockey pub. There are five miles of footpaths and bridleways through the attractive countryside round the vilage.
Whitwell sits close to the Derbyshire border with both Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. Not far from the village a tree called the Shire Oak stood and it marked the point where the three shires of Derby, Nottingham and York merged.
Derby Road, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6LX, Tel: 01246 345777/8, Email, www.hidden-gems.org.uk/hidden-gems/wingerworth-audio-trail, (4 miles, 7kms)
Wingerworth is generally a quiet suburb of Chesterfield since only a couple of miles south of the town centre, but it started out as a village centred round its church. The first written record of Wingerworth is in the Domesday Book.