Biggin, Derbyshire. A Peak District farming village in the White Peak, close to Hartington
Biggin, Derbyshire is a White Peak agricultural village close to Hartington. It lies close to the Tissington Trail and Wolfscote Dale. Biggin Dale is a Nature Reserve.
|Biggin is a farming community located in the highest parts of the limestone plateau of the white peak close to the A515; the old Roman road from Derventio (Derby) to Aqua Arnemetiae (Buxton), near Newhaven. It sprawls gently along a straight minor road that links the A515 to Hartington and is well situated for walks around Wolfscote Dale, Beresford Dale as well as the excellent cycling available on the Tissington Trail so becomes surprisingly busy at summer weekends. Biggin Dale, which leads down to Wolfscote Dale and the River Dove, is a National Nature Reserve and contains a fine range of flowers in spring. Biggin's remote nature means that in times past it has been cut off for long periods during harsh winters and sustained only by the now redundant railway line, which passes close by.|
The village has a pub, The Waterloo, with its own caravan park behind. Next door lies Biggin Hall, which is now Biggin Hall Country House Hotel.
Two other farming hamlets lie nearby - Heathcote, just north of Biggin, and Newhaven a couple of kilometres to the east, around the junction of the A515 and A5012 roads.
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