A relatively small county, measuring about 50 miles from north to south, and 20 miles east to west. The most spectacular scenery is in the north and west, in the areas known as High Peak and the Derbyshire Dales, with beautiful wild moors and picturesque wooded valleys.
The north east of the county is a former coal mining area, and the south and central areas tend to be more reliant on manufacturing.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of Derbyshire:
Peak District © Keith Hardy
Madge’s Corner, Ashbourne © David Hallam-Jones
Church of St Mary & All Saints, Chesterfield © Tom Pennington
Chatsworth House © Graham Hogg