Through the trees can be spotted the four pinnacles on the tower of Tideswell’s magnifient church, widely known as the ’Cathedral of the Peak’. The village has more amenities than many Peak District villages - including shops, delis and several pubs. It even has a cookery school, part of the ’Taste Tideswell’ initiative which featured on the BBC and involves many local food producers. Following the dale down for a mile brings you to the Monsal Trail - an old railway line now converted to an 8.5 mile traffic-free cycle track (ideal for children), with cycle hire centres and spectacular viaduct. All around Tideswell is the glorious scenery of the limestone ’White Peak’, with numerous walks across fields, along the River Wye and through craggy dales with evocative names such as Water-cum-Jolly Dale, Monk’s Dale and Miller Dale. The market towns of Buxton and Bakewell are both 10 minutes by car, with their shops, restaurants and leisure facilities and there are lots of good dining pubs in the area.