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The River Wye at Topley Pike and Ashwood Dale, near Buxton

View towards Topley Pike. The River Wye is the major river of the western part of the Peak, rising on Axe Edge above Buxton (as do the Rivers Dove and Manifold, all within the space of a few kilometres) and flowing eastwards through Buxton and Bakewell to join the Derwent at Rowsley. Between Buxton and Ashford the river has had to carve a long series of gorges which characterise this section and t…