Whitwell is a small village in the north eastern corner of Derbshire where Derbyshire meets with South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire on the edge of Europe's largest woodland, Whitwell Wood at the "Three Counties Oak".
Formerly a coal mining village with it's own pit Whitwell is now predominantly a commuter village and oddly not classed as a former mining village unlike neighbouring Hodthorpe. This has in the past (and no doubt in to the future) limited regeneration funds available to Whitwell as we are still classed as a farming village unlike our neighbours.
Until recently part of the UNESCO World Heritage shortlisted Creswell Crags were situated within the Whitwell Parish, now falling within the Hodthorpe & Belph Parish boundary.
There are many active social groups within the village that meet regularly as well as several popular public houses, a number of small shops and other businesses.
The website is very much a work in progress, so if you've got ideas for what we should have on here, or you've got an event or business you want listed or a fabulous photo from around the Parish you want to show off then please get in touch with us.