|When wandering around in the
beautiful countryside and often spectacular scenery, it is easy to
forget that Derbyshire was the cradle of the English industrial
revolution. At the outset, he River Derwent powered a succession
of mills producing all manner of goods and stimulated the development of
innovative processes, machinery and world class companies such as Rolls
The remnants of England's
industrial heritage are now being turned into museums, the stately homes
remain (albeit as museums), but the countryside is stunning, varied and
alone worth the visit .
I had the privilege of living within easy reach
of this beautiful county for more than a decade and never tired even of
revisiting the same places on numerous occasions.