Shardlow - Peak District Walk

Sunday 18th May 2014

Today's walk saw us heading south and briefly venturing into Leicestershire as we opted for a gentle evening stroll around Shardlow.

Start: Wilne Lane car park (SK 4453 3048)

Route: Wilne Lane car park - Trent & Mersey Canal - Derwent Mouth - River Trent - Shardlow Marina - Trent & Mersey Canal - Wilne Lane car park

Distance: 3 miles     Ascent: 13 metres      Time Taken: 1 hour 30 mins

Terrain: Canal paths and fields.

Weather: Hot and sunny

Pub Visited: Navigation Inn, Shardlow    Ale Drunk: Sharp's Doom Bar

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Trent & Mersey Canal

The walk starts alongside the Trent & Mersey Canal

Trent & Mersey Canal

Almost every mooring along the canal was taken.

The fields next to the canal appear to be full of buttercups.

Derwent Mouth

The junction of three waterways, in shot, to the left, is the River Derwent and to the right the River Trent. Out of shot is the start of the Trent and Mersey Canal.

River Trent

There were plenty of boats sailing along the River Trent.

River Trent

Strangely this bridge that we would use to cross the River Trent isn't marked on the map.

Gravel Pits

The old gravel pits are now full of water.

River Trent

Our return route was along the path next to the River Trent at which point we were walking in Leicestershire.

Shardlow Marina

Having crossed back into Derbyshire Shardlow Marina came into view.

The toll charges to cross Cavendish Bridge were on diaplay close to where they would have been collected. It would have cost John and I two pence to cross.

Trent & Mersey Canal

The walk ended with a short stretch next to the Trent and Mersey Canal.


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