Saturday 23rd December 2006

It has become a 'tradition' for us to do this walk on the closest weekend to the shortest day of the year as it starts from home and 'ends' at our local. The length of the walk often varies as depending upon the weather we either cut it short and head for the pub or extend it to take make the most of a good day.  

Start: Home/Belper

Route:

Belper - Holbrook - Milford - Jacksons Lane - The Chevin - Farnah Green - Blackbrook - Belper

Distance: 9 miles     Ascent: 441 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 

Weather: Dull and overcast.

Pub Visited: George & Dragon, Belper    Ale Drunk: Heavy Horse, Marston Moor Brewery

Route Map >>

 

The Chevin from the hill down to Milford

Looking towards The Chevin from the descent into Milford.

Holly Bush Inn, Makeney

The Holly Bush in Makeney where it is claimed Dick Turpin often used to drink.

Milford Weir

Milford's weir.

Milford Weir

The bridge carrying the A6 is reflected in the water.

River Derwent

A wintry river Derwent.

Jacksons Lane

Jacksons Lane, now in a much better condition as the motor cycles  and Land Rovers have been banned from using it.

The Chevin

The Chevin, an old Roman Road.

Looking down on The Marle or as we know it, Mitch's Mansion.

World Heritage Site

Looking across at Belper and the area that is the World Heritage Site  that Tesco want to run a road through.

The Bluebell, Farnah Green

The Bluebell Inn at Farnah Green, the venue for our wedding reception  on a glorious April's day.

The tree!!  It is infamous in our house, even getting a mention in the Best Man's speech at our wedding.

Strutt's Mill, Belper

Looking down on Strutt's Mill (or as it is correctly called North Mill)  the reason for this area being a World Heritage Site.

Belper Weir

Belper's weir.

Strutt's Mill

The classic shot of Strutt's Mill and the weir.

Previous walk High Peak Trail Wednesday 13th December 2006 <> Next walk Stanage Edge Tuesday 26th December 2006

 

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