Things to do in Parwich, Derbyshire
Parwich is an attractive, historic village.
Its location between the A6 and A515, approached only by single-track roads, ensures it remains off the main tourist trail, unspoilt by modern development.
The stone cottages - many dating back over 200 years - are packed into the valley bottom and spread up the lower slopes of the steep hills surrounding the settlement.
Consequently, buildings are squeezed into whatever land was available and no two are alike.
Unlike some villages, it has managed to retain its charming, historic feel.
The present Norman style Church is relatively modern dating back to only 1874.
It incorporates features from a previous, much older building.
These include the tympanum - a Norman arch - and the font.
The surrounding countryside is popular with walkers; Tissington and High Peak trails are within walking distance and some of the popular Dales are only a short journey away.
The local pub, 'The Sycamore', provides a friendly welcome and will cater for walking groups.
Footpaths enter the village from all points of the compass making it easy to include in a walking route.
Although there are not that many facilities to attract the tourist - one shop, a primary school, limited bus service and a small campsite - Parwich is that rare combination of attractive historical settlement and real living rural community.
Description by R Seadon