The UK's first national park, the Peak District offers some of the most diverse landscapes in the country. In the south is the White Peak, named for its abundance of limestone, and in the north is the Dark Peak, known for its moorland and gritstone edges. Its highest point is Kinder Scout - on a clear day, you can stand on its summit and see all the way to Snowdonia. But if the Dark Peak has Kinder Scout, the White Peak is equally blessed with its rolling hills and river-cut valleys. Dovedale is one such blessing. Carved out by the River Dove, the valley is one of the most visited natural tourist sites in Britain.
'I can assure you there are things in Derbyshire as noble as Greece or Switzerland.' Lord Byron was talking about Dovedale when he wrote these words, and it's easy to see what he meant. Trees lace the river banks, dawdling over the water, and strange-looking rock formations jut out of the hillsides. Not to mention the caves dotting the valley, formed by glacial meltwater and used as shelter by hunters over fifteen thousand years ago.
With its postcard-perfect scenery and fairy tale stepping-stones, this design shows Dovedale in all of its glory. And look, a winged speckle of blue: a kingfisher flashes over the water. Any lover of the Peaks is sure to adore this tea towel!