Haddon is a small but very picturesque Peak District village, set peacefully amidst
the rolling fields of the White Peak and located on a hill overlooking the
beautiful Lathkill Dale.
Over Haddon is full of twisty lanes lined with pretty stone cottages. It boasts two churches and a wonderful pub, The Lathkil Hotel, but otherwise the main attraction of the village has to be those glorious views that stretch for miles.
is no shortage of lovely walks from the village of Over Haddon down to the
River Lathkill, and the routes down are all quite well sign-posted. The River Lathkill is particularly clear, and
there are even designated swimming areas along the course of the river. Its grassy banks make perfect picnic spots. From Lathkill Dale the river runs to join with
the River Wye.
Over Haddon is also within easy walking distance of the pretty market town of Bakewell and the stunning country estate of Haddon Hall, the latter from which it takes its name.
Close to Lathkill Dale is Conksbury, a deserted medieval village. Conksbury was already a recorded settlement in Anglo-Saxon times and was noted in the Domesday Book of 1086, then known as Cranchesberie. It was one of seven outlying hamlets of the royal manor of Bakewell, and is likely to have been inhabited until the 16th Century. The remains today are well preserved and include houses and a medieval mill, as well as a road, a bridge, walls and fences.