Wednesday 16th June 2010

 

A local walk that was done as research for the local magazine I write for. One or two interesting diversions that resulted in me changing my planned route, as I didn't think others would appreciate walking along paths that were overgrown with nettles that were at head height for me, so well above waist height for most other adults. 

 

Start: Roadside parking in Pentrich (SK 3900 5258)

 

Route: Pentrich - Wingfield Manor - Coalburn Hill - Wingfield Park - Pentrich

 

Distance: 5 miles     Ascent: 181 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 10 minutes

 

Terrain: Good paths and grassy fields.

 

Weather: Warm with blue skies.

 

Pub visited: None      Ale Drunk: None 

Route Map

 

Pentrich Revolution Sign

The walk starts in the village of Pentrich where you can follow a trail that tells the story
 of the last revolution in England, which started in the village.

 

My route doesn't follow the trail but this broad track through fields.

 

Crich Stand

The view towards Crich and Crich Stand.

 

Looking back towards the ridge, which I walked along at the start of the walk.

 

On a hot day this shady track was a welcome relief from heat of the sun

 

Wingfield Manor

Wingfield Manor where Mary Queen of Scots was held before
 she was executed in Fotheringhay Castle

 

Wessington

The view towards Wessington from Wingfield Manor.

 

Wingfield Manor

Wingfield Manor's main gate.

 

Coalburn Hill

Coalburn Hill.

 

River Amber

Reflection in the muddy River Amber.

 

Park Head

Looking across Park Head towards Crich Stand.

 

Crich Stand

Crich Stand.

 

Pentrich Church

The Church of St. Matthew in Pentrich, which dates back to the 12th century.

 

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