sheer edge of climber's play;
green barren land of woven wall
and dale of Limestone Way.
on rolling, marl-rich ground;
where rivers flow by valley side
are town and city found.
layered in shale and sand;
that dirty jewel of modern times,
hewn out by human hand.
for stones hard won and fought,
rock-wrenching mines of industry
this county's treasure sought.
red marl and pebbled land;
all make these scenes of Derbyshire,
slow-carved by Nature's hand.