About Us

Welcome to the Dales Directory Online which complements our idependent and free publication for the Derbyshire Dales, The Dales Directory

The Dales Directory was launched in September 2005 and has grown to become the definitive guide for residents in the local area for ‘what’s on’ information and for local businesses and services.

Residents contact us to say how much they appreciate receiving it. This appreciation really shows itself in the response that the advertisers receive. Most of the businesses in the magazine stay in for every issue and some have been with us since the very first issue! New businesses often contact us after only a couple of issues to tell us how successful they have found it.

The Dales Directory is delivered free to around 10,000 homes in Matlock, Darley Dale, Wirksworth, Rowsley, Lea & Holloway, Bonsall, Winster, Wensley & Tansley.  Copies are also available in some local shops, tourist information centres and some businesses in the area.

  • A5, glossy, full colour
  • Locally based and delivered FREE to homes and businesses every two months
  • Local events and editorials
  • Index for quick reference
  • Your business seen by thousands of local people in Derbyshire Dales
  • The majority of advertisers are regular because they know it works
  • Advertising rates start from £33 ( no vat) discounts given for commitment
  • Residents tend to hang on to their copy until the next one arrives giving your advert longevity
  • All regular advertisers receive a FREE listing in our online directory
  • Regular business have the chance to have a FREE editorial telling the local residents more about their business

If you know the name of an advertiser, choose one of the List tabs and select the category of business you are looking for.  If you are outside the area but would like to see an online copy of The Dales Directory you can click on the ‘Current Issue’ icon and flip through our latest edition right now.

To find out more please call me for an informal chat or alternatively you can email me for more information, see our contact us page.

We love to help local businesses get more business.

Contact Sharon for more info

Contact Sharon for more info








Best Wishes

Sharon Shirley

tel:01629 57638

mob:07940 837 948