Nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales is the village of Matlock Bath, a civil parish in the valley of the River Derwent. It thrived in the 19th century as a famous spa town: Byron and Ruskin were visitors; Erasmus Darwin recommended the area for its beauty and soothing waters. And to this day, Matlock Bath attracts thousands of tourists every single year.
But it’s not all serene views and quaint countryside charms. On the opposite bank of the River Derwent stands High Tor, a lofty limestone crag that looms over the valley. This is surely what the poets mean when they talk about the sublime. Notorious among rock-climbers, the sheer two-hundred metre cliff is almost menacing. Even strong-spirited walkers are dizzy atop its heights – the path winding along the cliff is called Giddy Edge for a reason!
This design shows High Tor bathed in pink light, the river meandering among the trees beneath it. And in the distance, a bird of prey swooping through the sky. So why not brighten up your kitchen with this stunning tea towel?