Mayfield lies on the fringes of Ashbourne and the rolling hills of the Peak District National Park. The large village is formed by the hamlets of Lower Mayfield, Middle Mayfield, upper Mayfield and Mayfield Church Mayfield, all accessed via the Hanging Bridge from Ashbourne.

The location is well known for its farming and textiles industry. The Mill, in one form or another, has been standing on the banks of the Dove since the 12th Century and Mayfield Yarns is currently still in production.

Today, the villages are home to amenities including shops, a post office and the historic church. There are also a number of country pubs and eateries dotted between the hamlets. There are a variety of clubs and sporting activities including the Mayfield FC, a Scouts group, a Seniors group and the Mayfield Historical society, and the playing fields offer further social and sporting activities.

Each summer, Mayfield continues the well dressing tradition where wells and springs are decorated with tableaux created by pressing flower petals into clay. The first Well Dressing festival in Mayfield was held in 1896.

The location is renowned for its scenic countryside, with plenty of walking, cycling and equestrian pursuits nearby. For thrill seekers, Alton Towers Theme and Water Parks are a short drive away. The village has excellent access to local commuter routes including A515 and A52 giving swift access to Lichfield, Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Derby and Stoke.

Area Features

  • Charming Village with Rich Textile History
  • Neighbouring Ashbourne & Peak District National Park
  • Historic Mill still in Production
  • Annual Well Dressing Festival
  • Village Shops and Post Office
  • Various pubs and restaurants
  • Playing Fields, Mayfield FC, Scouts group, Seniors group & Historical Society
  • Well Placed for A50/A515 commuting
  • Close to Alton Towers Theme Park

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