BEELEY VILLAGE, CHATSWORTH ESTATE - 03/05/09
Beeley Village is located just to the south of Chatsworth House in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. This picturesque village is part of the Chatsworth Estate and is a popular destination for tourists visiting the village and the surrounding countryside, including Beeley Moor that overlooks the village.
|Even in the height of summer the village is one of the quieter parts of the Chatsworth Estate thanks to its location off the main route through the Estate. The view is spectacular from Beeley Moor overlooking the village and the Chatsworth Estate to the west, (left photo). The moor is famous for game shooting, with the rare Black Grouse being recently spotted in the area.|
|The origin of the name Beeley for the unspoilt village means woodland clearing of a woman called Beage or a man called Bega, most of the village has not altered for the last 200 years.|
|Along with a visit to the village and its unique architecture Beeley is a popular stop on longer walks that include the rest of the Chatsworth Estate, including the River Derwent and Edensor Village, (pronounced Enzor) as well as Chatsworth House itself. Also nearby is the Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre, click here to visit the website for the outlet with more details.|
|The Devonshire Arms, (centre photo) is at the heart of the village and offers luxury accommodation and fine food and drink throughout the year. For more details the website for the country inn can be seen by clicking here.|