Panels enhance Peak landscape

Panel at Moor Lane, Elton
Panel at Moor Lane, Elton

Countryside lovers will get more out of their time in the Peak District after the launch of two information panels at beautyspots.

The panels are close to Elton at Moor Lane and Burycliffe and make the most of panoramic views.

Moor Lane pinpoints more than 30 spots that can be seen including Haddon Hall, Mam Tor and Win Hill.

It identifies parts of an historic lead mining area known as Rainslow Scrins. The second panel has been installed below Elton, near Burycliffe quarry. This tells of pulping stones shipped to Scandinavia for paper-making and how the spring provides most of Elton’s drinking water. There are pictures of motorcycle trials champion Mick Andrews who lived in the village. The panels are the work of Elton Local History Group and were funded by the Peak District National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund. To find out more about Elton and its history people can go to