Peak District spotlight: Hartington - the cheesemaking capital of Derbyshire

The village of Hartington on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border is best known for two things; immaculate scenery along local walking trails and the River Dove, and its cheese-making heritage.

Lying in the centre of the White Peak area, Hartington’s 17th century architecture and landmarks make this village one of the most stunning among the Derbyshire Peaks.

A popular getaway spot for a 17th century poet and writer, today Hartington attracts visitors from far and wide to see its scenery and local village shops. With a hotel and youth hostel in a former stately home, there is even an opportunity to make your trip into a cosy weekend away in the country.

Here is a quick, virtual tour, showing off some of Hartington’s best landmarks and stopping-off points.