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Ashford In The Water

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Peak District online presents Ashford in the Water , Derbyshire Village video taken by the Peak District Online team September 2010
Arguably the most picturesque village in Derbyshire, Ashford-in-the-Water nestles mainly on the east bank of the meandering River Wye as it winds it`s way slowly south-eastward towards the town of Bakewell, a mile and a half downstream.

The famous and much photographed medieval Sheepwash Bridge is the site of the original `ford by the ash trees' from which the village takes it`s name and one of several ancient bridges which span the river here. Demonstrations of sheep-washing are still sometimes given, providing an added attraction for tourists who come in considerable numbers, drawn from the passing A6 by the beauty and natural charm of the riverside setting. Close to Great Longstone and Wardlow with Foolow , Eyam and Great Hucklow a little further down the road

The A6 ran through the village until a modern by-pass saved it from the ravages of modern traffic congestion and helped preserve the peaceful atmosphere of it`s rural tranquillity.

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