I love bridges. This simple bridge is a single stone slab supported by stone abutments and marked by a way-post. It would have been used by packhorses carrying salt from Cheshire to Sheffield.
Another slab bridge across the Barbrook. In 1777 Holmesfield made the inscription to mark its parish boundary.
This clapper bridge, stone slabs supported by stone pier, is close to Baslow above the Wheatsheaf Inn. It is probably over 400 years old.
This packhorse bridge is at Cupola close to the Owler Bar Road. It is well built and in good condition.
This bridge was built in 1759 as part of the new turnpike road. It came from Hassop, past the Cavendish Hotel and on up through the park to Robin Hood and Chesterfield.
My favourite bridge. A new turnpike route was established in 1812, but further changes in 1824 left this bridge unused except for access to the moor. It has not been modified since.It is at Stonelow off the A629 above Robin hood.
Another 1759 turnpike bridge, at the junction of the Curbar Gap and Owler bar Roads
A new footpath was created below the Peacock Hotel (now the Cavendish) about 1830, including this fine footbridge
The Old bridge over the Derwent. A date on the pier suggests that it was built in 1609, making it the oldest structure in Baslow.
The 1925 Devonshire bridge now carries the traffic over the river Derwent to Chatsworth and Bakewell.