There will be no 2:30pm Mill Tour on Tuesday 23rd April. The 11am and 1pm tours will run as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Cotton, Coal & Countryside: Exploring Cromford’s Industrial Heritage

Friday, April 19, 2019

An uphill and down dale 5-mile walk exploring Cromford and its surroundings; we will look at and learn about the industrial heritage of the area, whilst enjoying breath-taking views of the beautiful heart of Derbyshire countryside.

Taking place on Good Friday, this walk is being led by volunteer Steve Hill in order to raise funds for our new Marquee Campaign.

The walk starts with a meander through Cromford village, before climbing steeply up the hillside to the former Cromford & High Peak Railway.  After enjoying the local panorama, the walk descends the old railway to High Peak Junction and the Cromford Canal, which is followed to Lea Mill.  From here, the return leg is a path through ancient woodland, to finish at Cromford Mill.

Meet at Cromford Mills for 1:30pm. 

The terrain is steep and uneven, there are stiles to negotiate and it can be muddy/slippery – so you will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear. Please also bring a drink with you, it's thirsty work climbing up to the High Peak Trail - and the estimated duration is at least 3 hours. 

Tickets are £6 per person and are available to buy here. Alternatively, you can call 01629 343050 to book.