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Elegant Georgian villas, silk stockings, gitties and repurposed flagstones are all part of the history of Ockbrook.

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Various parking available depending on your start point.


Toilets may be available at pubs and cafes. Always ask first if you are not eating or drinking there.


A village of two halves, with the 6th century settlement built on the banks of the brook by the Anglo Saxon named Occa next to the 18th century Moravian settlement of red brick buildings.

The Moravian church is founded on simplicity and this can be seen in the layout of the buildings in The Settlement and around.

The heritage and history of the village can be found in unexpected places. Look out for the flagstones on ‘Bishops Walk’ which came from the ruins of Dale Abbey and the knitters’ window at The Cross Keys.

The Cross Keys served as both an inn and a place where silk stockings were made – the large window gave the silk workers maximum light. Enough light to make Queen Victoria’s wedding stockings!

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