1.25 miles north of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whitehough is a picturesque hamlet that shelters in a deep, cosy valley below Chinley Churn. It's picturesque cottages and it's two inns, the Old Hall and the Paper Mill, are clustered around the Elizabethan Old Hall. A miniature monument at the centre of the village carries the inscription " Pax Vobiscum" (Peace be with you) - an appropriate sentiment in this peaceful little place.
The hamlet of Combs occupies an idyllic location between the grit stone ridge of Combs Moss and Combs Reservoir. Its houses are scattered about a road that follows the eastern shore of the lake on its way to the welcoming Beehive Inn.
Sparrowpit is a one-street village along a ridge that marks the watershed of England. Almost all the houses line one side of the street, which is over 1000ft above sea-level. As one of the earliest Wesleyan communities in the country, Sparrowpit retains its Methodist Church. The Olive Tree, formerly the Wanted Inn, owed its unusual name to the fact that it was bought after a period when it had been left empty and unwanted!
This sizeable village, which stands alongside the A6 between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton, is the site of a Neolithic earthworks known as the Bull Ring. The ancient monument consists of a platform surrounded by a ditch and encircling ramparts. Although it has lost all its stones, the Bull Ring has identical dimensions to the Arbor Low stone circle, eleven miles South West. Dove Holes has two pubs, the Quarryman and the Queens, a large cricket ground, a thriving Community Association and the venue for an annual Jazz Festival.