Eyam

Distance: 15 miles from the Park.

Eyam is one of the best-preserved villages in the vicinity; it went into voluntary quarantine when the plague was rife to prevent it spreading. As a result it is known as the ‘plague village’ the museum tells its fascinating story.  Eyam Moor is a fine area for walking, with good views across the Derwent valley and many Bronze Age remains and monuments.

Eyam only has one pub, The Miner’s Arms. This is dated 1630 and is the former meeting place of the Barmote Court, which dealt with lead mining disputes. It is also reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Derbyshire, which has to be reason enough to visit!