Just south of Hope, tucked away off the beaten track is the unspoiled village of Bradwell. Dating back to Roman times, the village has a long tradition of mineral extraction, first in the form of lead mining and more recently the extraction of limestone for the production of cement at the nearby Hope Construction Materials site.
Its houses are built mainly in limestone and adorn the hillsides in a higgledy piggledy fashion, largely out of sight from the through road. From the top of Bradwell Edge you may enjoy breathtaking views to the north of Win Hill and Ladybower reservoir and dam; to the north west there are views of Losehill and the mighty Kinder Scout beyond; and to the east are views over the village of Hathersage and the craggy face of Stanage Edge, a favourite of many climbers.
Lying at the foot of Bradwell Edge, at the northern entrance to the village is the Samuel Fox Country Inn, named after Bradwell’s Most Famous Son, a Victorian industrialist and philanthropist, reputed inventor of the modern Paragon umbrella frame and founder of the Samuel Fox steelworks in Stocksbridge.