About Monyash

Monyash (pronounced Munyash) is a small village situated in the middle of the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. The village lies in a shallow hollow in the limestone plateau at the head of Lathkill Dale. Most of the houses sit along two roads and at the intersection is the village green. The rolling scenery around the village is typical of the White Peak area, with limestone walled fields and small clumps of broad-leaved trees.

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Monyash from the South

Photograph by Robert Johnston

Monyash Factfile


  • Around 280 people in about 145 houses, some of which are used as holiday or weekend cottages.



  • 300 metres above sea level.


  • Sheep and dairy farming.
  • Tourism.


  • The White Peak area consists of a limestone plateau dissected by narrow, steep sided valleys (or dales).