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

Monday, August 26, 2019

A slightly challenging 5-mile walk, exploring Cromford and its surroundings from on-high.

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.

The walk starts with a meander through Cromford village, before climbing very steeply up the side of the Derwent Valley 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 an undulating path through ancient woodland, to finish at Cromford Mill.

The overall climb for this walk is around 1000 feet, but the views are worth it! The paths can also be muddy and slippery after wet weather. To navigate the steep terrain and stiles please wear suitable clothing / footwear and carry a drink with you.  

Please meet at the Mill for 10am. The walk will finish at roughly 1:30pm. 

The maximum capacity for this walk is 15 people. Tickets are £6 per person and can be purchased online here. Alternatively, please call 01629 823256 to book a place. 

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