Tuesday 8th February 2011
A local walk was required today to allow the time to get some much needed work done first and then get out to make the most of the sun. Having been advised that Crich Stand was soon to undergo some building work I decided to head there before the builders arrived.
Start: Whatstandwell Station (SK 3332 5413)
Route: Whatstandwell Station - Wakebridge - Crich Stand (TP) - Crich - Cromford Canal - Whatstandwell Station
Distance: 4.75 miles Ascent: 241 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 30 mins
Terrain: Good paths.
Weather: Warm and sunny.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Whatstandwell Station has had a lick of paint since I was last here.
Reflections in Cromford Canal.
One of the few ducks I saw on the canal today. Not enough free food this far up the canal.
After the weekend's strong winds there were quite a few broken branches across the footpaths.
I've walked this way many times but never noticed
this gully before. No doubt the heavy amount
The sky was the main feature of the walk today.
Usually when I'm walking this section it
is the wildflowers that get my
Tramway Museum is closed at the moment so I was able to venture down
Heading towards Crich Stand with views towards Wheatcroft.
The trig tucked away behind the memorial.
There are some great views from here across
Crich Memorial Tower.
They were doing some work on the Tower and as the gate was open I was able to get a shot of the plaque above the door.
The view across Crich from the beacon.
Private Derby the regiment's mascot who,
according to the sign I read
The River Derwent from the walk back along
the canal. Looking at it, it is
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