In addtion to the scenery and the History, the Derbyshire Dales also offers fun and excitement. There is Alton Towers only a short drive away , or there are numerous activities such as Hang Gliding, Canoeing, Caving and Pot Holing. The aforementioned Matlock is home to Gullivers Kingdom, a theme park specially for children. Carsington Water Park is also nearby, ofering sailing and Windsurfing.
History and industry
In 1801 Derbyshire Dales’s total population was 39,271. In 1901 it was 56,258. By 2001 the population was 69,472 showing growth in line with national figures, yet still retaining it’s rural charm and appeal. Manufacturing was the predominant industry in the 1800’s, closely followed by agirculture, yet this begn to change in the 1970s’. The mining industry hit its peak around 1990. The services industry is now the main force in the Derbyshire Dales, and the workforce is a 60/40 split of men to women, compared to 80/20 in the turn of the 20th century.
In short, the Derbyshire Dales is an area steeped with HIstory, and offers ome of the finest scenerywithin the UK. It encompasses some of the finest architecture and is home to some of the finest attractions.