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Dale Abbey is a rural, picturesque village in Derbyshire within a conservation area. The villages boasts the unique semi-detached All Saints Church and the medieval ruins of St. Mary's Abbey.  

Woodpecker Cottage is situated on the outskirts of the village next to a meadow and a bluebell wood with its Hermits Cave and footpath/bridleway which leads past the ruins and church to the pleasant, local public house where meals are served at mid-day and in the evenings; further on the footpath leads through estate land.

There are footpaths and circular walks, bridleway and cycle routes from the door and around the locality. Although enjoying a quite rural aspect, Woodpecker Cottage is only a 10 minute country road drive away from major routes providing central access to many beautiful walks, attractions and places of interest across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. A few are listed below:-

The City Of Nottingham with its Robin Hood connections and attractions (Tales of Robin Hood/Nottingham Castle), the excellence shopping, theatres and concert venues and the famous Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem pub and Nottingham Lace Museum

The City of Derby with its cathedral, museums, galleries, playhouse and shopping 

Sherwood Forest
Attenborough Nature Reserve
D H Lawrence Country (10 Minutes Away)
Stately Homes Chatsworth House (40 Minutes), Calke Abbey
Donington Race Course
Peak District
Horse Race Courses 
Walter-Based activities at Holme Pierrepoint
Local Golf Courses 
National Space Centre (1/2 Hour Away)
Local Fishing (in Season)
Twycross Zoo
Drayton Manor Park & Zoo
Alton Towers


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