Thursday 12th June 2008
I haven't been out walking for the past three weeks due to injuring my foot, so today's walk was simply a case of finding somewhere local and seeing how it went. When I set out I had no definite plans but as I have been thinking of doing a walk around Crich I ended up heading uphill to Crich Stand, the memorial site for what was formerly the Sherwood Foresters Regiment.
Start: Whatstandwell Station (SK 333 541)
Whatstandwell Station - Cromford Canal - Wakebridge - Crich Mount (TP) - Wakebridge
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: 212 metres Time Taken: 2 hours 20 minutes
Terrain: Good paths.
Weather: Sunshine & showers.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Whatstandwell Station, the location for the start of the walk.
Heading uphill to Wakebridge, through unnamed woods.
Plenty of wildflowers growing in the fields near Coddington Farm.
Daises, I think.
More wild flowers as the sun comes out.
The recent shower has left raindrops on the flowers.
More flowers at Wakebridge.
The route crosses the tram lines which are part of Crich's Tram Museum.
Looking across the quarry to Crich Strand.
The view out towards Tansley.
The Plot of Remembrance with some recently placed memorial crosses.
Plenty of memorials at the site.
Looking towards Crich from the Memorial Tower. Some of you will
The new beacon is believed to stand on the
site of one used in 1588 to
Crich Mount's trig point, which is hidden away behind the tower.
Looking across the Derwent Valley to Bolehill.
Following the path around the edge of the quarry.
One of the trams from the Tram Museum.
alongside Cromford Canal. Anyone who saw the recent BBC drama on Florence
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