Strines | restored dovecote sat in the centre of millpond
The area known as Strines was in medieval times part of a large hunting forest - the Forest of the Peak.
The forest covered much of the Peak District and surrounding area. Eventually the more useful areas were taken over (assarted) by local families. Thus began the origins of the Strines Hall Estate.
The Strines Community are frequently holding events at the Pavilion and recreation ground.
There are a number of local groups, including Friends of Strines Station (F.O.S.S), the Church and even local singing and yoga groups.
The events calendar is up to date with whats going on in Strines.
The River Goyt which winds through the Strines valley often changes from trickle to torrent. It is bounded by flat pastures giving way to a patchwork of fields and old dense woodland on the hills on either side.
The area is criss-crossed with footpaths, ancient roads and packhorse routes, an ideal area to observe wildlife.
Video of the millponds courtesy of Andrzej Romaniszyn .. a local resident