The allotment site occupies a little over 2 acres (8750 m2) of land on the eastern
side of Tideswell off Church Lane. The lane connects the village with the neighbouring
community of Litton.
It is one of two allotment sites in the village the other being at Meadow Lane
The land is owned by Derbyshire Dales District Council and is divided up into 20
allotments some of which are subdivided into smaller plots.
At approximately 1000 feet above sea level, growing is not for the faint hearted
but the views are great! The land is on a gentle (for round here!) west facing slope
and fairly exposed though various hedges, walls, trees and site structures create
shelter for at least some of the plots.
Soil conditions are very
good - rich, medium loam
to between 12 and 18
inches (300 - 450mm)
and few stones.
Absolutely ideal for
creeping buttercup and
The site benefits from a
permanent water supply
and annual deliveries of
farmyard manure and a
skip courtesy of well
Plot Rents and Applications
Rents are £24 per standard allotment per year and £12 per year for a half plot and
No plots are vacant at present but there is a reasonable turnover, particularly of
half sized plots, and those wishing to apply shouldn’t be discouraged by the relatively
short waiting list. Please check the contact details if you wish to have your name
added to the list