Historic Tansley is recorded in the Domesday Book, the name said to represent a wooded glade or clearing on a branch of the valley, in this case the Derwent Valley. The village saw growth in the industrial revolution as a quarry source for millstones and vigorous water courses gave rise to a number of mills. The village is often overlooked as visitors continue onwards to the larger towns of Matlock and Bakewell, however the visitor would be wise to consider the pretty village centre.
Things to do...
Tansley is ideally located on the edge of the Peak District for popular tourist locations. Heading down the Derwent Valley just a couple of miles finds Matlock, a significant administrative centre for Derbyshire. The heritage steam railway, Peak Rail, leaves from Matlock station heading to Rowsley. The attractive Lumsdale Falls just outside Matlock offer photographic opportunies. Continuing along the A6 we find the popular market town of Bakewell and of course a visit would not be complete without a visit to the jewell of the Peaks, Chatsworth House, resplendent and shimmering in it's restored gold leaf exterior.
Tansley is a small village close to Matlock on the southern edge of the Peak District just fifteen minutes from Alfreton. Sheffield DA Meets at Sunnyside Farm are located above Tansley village.