Deep Dale close to Chelmorton with footpaths on to King Sterndale holds a rich package of rare plants in its steep sided limestone valley. Rare orchids can be found alongside cowslips and a huge variety of butterflies who feed on the fauna. Headed by the river Wye at Topley Pike the dale runs down with screes, rocky outcrops and steep grass banking’s. Designated an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and an SAC (Special Area of Conservation) it was acquired by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in April 2006. Reserve Officer Steve Price says he plans to use farm livestock to graze the site and help even more wildlife thrive.