Demand is high for all types of and sizes of agricultural land, said Bagshaws’ Bakewell office following its recent auction.

This saw nine lots of farmland and woodland sold with a block of almost 20 acres of grassland at Smalldale near Buxton, making £179,000, equivalent to £8,985/acre.

Small parcels made up to £12,955/acre while just over 30 acres of arable and woodland at Brimington reached £150,000 or £4,897/acre.

The strong interest in amenity woodland continues, with two small parcels totalling just 0.6 acres at Middleton by Youlgreave selling for £7,000.