Turnditch is a village in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire. Located on the road between Belper and Ashbourne, 10 miles from the city of Derby, it is an excellent base from which to discover the region. Turnditch holiday cottages occupy a spectacular position on a steep side of the Ecclesbourne Valley, providing wonderful views across the surrounding countryside. Take a wander from your Turnditch holiday cottage and you will discover a quiet, rural community which remains largely untouched by tourism. There is a post office and a small grocery in the village centre. Turnditch also has a lovely pub, which is more than 150 years old. The Tiger Inn is located on Ashbourne Road, with a selection of local ales and a reputation for serving delicious pies.
On the banks of the River Ecclesbourne, there is a community garden, set amid ancient woods. There are many interesting landmarks to observe in and around the village, including the 13th century Church of All Saints. Self-catering holidays in Turnditch are popular among anglers, thanks to the abundance of fish in the River Ecclesbourne, including brown trout. A walk along the riverbank is highly recommended, especially for wildlife-watchers, who may be lucky enough to spot a kingfisher, water vole or white-clawed crayfish.
The town of Belper is a short drive eastward from Turnditch. Located on the banks of the River Derwent, it is home to independent shops, gardens, a cinema and the excellent Strutt’s North Mill Museum. The Peak District National Park lies to the north of Turnditch. Its rugged hills, gorges, river valleys and moors are a paradise for outdoor pursuits and dotted with stone-built villages, rocky outcrops and magnificent stately homes
The city of Derby is a scenic drive southward, with a Gothic cathedral, an outstanding gallery and museum, and some great places to eat and drink.