South Peak Estate

South Peak Estate

The South Peak Estate of the National Trust comprises several land holdings in the Southern Peak District. Some of these, like Shining Cliff Wood and Alport Height,are just outside the National Park boundary. The holdings, totalling some convert|3600|acre|km2, are managed from Ilam Hall and those within the Park comprise:

*Ilam Park, including Ilam Hall which is let to the Youth Hostel Association (YHA)
*Dovedale from Thorpe Cloud to Wolfscote Dale and Biggin Dale
*Wetton Hill and Wetton Mill
*Ossam's Hill
*Hamps Valley Woodlands (and Beeston Tor)
*Grindon Moor
*Alport Height (aka Alport Stone)
*Alsop Moor
*Stanton Moor Edge
*Ravenstor YHA
*Taddington Wood
*High Weeldon
*Winster Market House (the NT's first property in the Peak District, 1906)

Dovedale itself was acquired in 1934, and a string of acquisitions followed until 1938; Wolfscote Dale was acquired in 1948.

External links

* [ South Peak Estate information at the National Trust]

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