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Holymoorside Audio Trail

Holymoorside Audio Trail

Containing its own history society, the village and surrounding area has a rich past.


Holymoorside village has been in existence less than 200 years - unusual as almost all English villages and towns were in existence by the Norman Conquest in 1066.


It is believed to have developed following the introduction into Derbyshire of cotton spinning and the factory system during the late 1700s by Richard Arkwright, Jedadiah Strutt and others.


The cotton mill employed many of the women and girls of the village, whilst then men and boys worked in the clay mines and lead smelting.


This audio trail will take visitors to many of the points of interest marked by a series of plaques.


Along the way, visitors will also hear about the village's three churches, which reflect the religious history of the 'Holy Moor'.


The audio trail can be quickly downloaded onto an MP3 player, iPod or mobile phone.


The map and directions are available below, along with a guide to downloading the audio trail. 


You can download a zip folder containing all the tracks in one go, a complete podcast or download and listen to the individual tracks, you choose!


The trail has been produced by Higham-based company 'Audio Trails' with the help of Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council and other local information.


If you have any problems downloading the audio trail, please contact us (details below).


Contact Details

  • Hidden Gems Team
  • 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG
  • Location North East Derbyshire District Council
  • Telephone 01246 217613