Thursday 5th September 2013

 

When I don't fancy traveling too far a walk along Cromford Canal combined with a visit to Crich Stand is a favourite route of mine. I was somewhat surprised to find that I have never done this walk during the summer so there were a few surprises along the way.

 

Start: Whatstandwell Station (SK 3332 5412) 

 

Route: Whatstandwell Station - Wakebridge - Crich Stand (TP) - Crich - Cromford Canal - Whatstandwell Station

 

Distance: 4.75 miles     Ascent: 238 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 50 minutes

 

Terrain: Clear paths.

 

Weather: Warm and sunny.

 

Pub visited: None     Ale Drunk: None

Route Map

 

Whatstandwell Station

It's the first time I have noticed this sign at Whatstsandwell Station.

 

Cromford Canal

I was surprised at how overgrown the paths along the canal were.

 

Cromford Canal

Cromford Canal.

 

I was surprised this branch hadn't been cleared away from the path yet. 
I first saw it across the path nearly two years ago.

 

The brook was a lot calmer than the last time I was here.

 

Himalayan Balsam

I certainly wasn't expecting to find the path across the first field disappearing under these flowers.

 

Himalayan Balsam

I've been told it's Himalayan Balsam and as pretty as the flowers are apparently it's very invasive.

 

Crich Stand

The first view of Crich Stand is normally from lower down the valley but the greenery on the trees obscured it today.

 

Edge Moor

The view across Edge Moor.

 

Crich Stand

Crich Stand.

 

Derwent Valley

Derwent Valley.

 

Crich Stand

Crich Stand.

 

Cromford Canal

Cromford Canal.

 

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