For readers who have never had the opportunty to visit Ticknall, Patrick Leach has made a video which gives a taste of Ticknall and surrounding areas.
The video has a running time of 20 minutes and includes visits to Swarkestone and Calke Abbey and Park as well as some local walks.
The Chequers Inn, Ticknall is the oldest pub in the village and is very much the stereotypical traditional country village pub.
With thick stone walls and small windows you just know that there will be a warm welcome inside, and indeed there is, thanks to hosts Tony, Claire and family.
Nestling in the picturesque village of Ticknall, this former Estate workers cottage has been upgraded to retain original beams, open fires & inglenook fireplace. Centrally located in the village with village shop across the road & three traditional pubs with varying menus & cask ales.