Join us this week for a delightful stroll along a beautiful, arguably overlooked part of Derbyshire, the Cromford Canal. This walk is rich in natural beauty and steeped in industrial heritage, and has a special place in the heart of Cath Lee, walk leader at Peak Walking Adventures, who has pulled together this series of her top ten walks in the Peak District and Derbyshire and explains why its so special to her.
The Cromford Canal (Easier – Parts of it Accessible)
Once an important part of our industrial transport infrastructure, much of the Cromford Canal is now a nature reserve, rich in wildlife including dragonflies, birds and water voles. You can walk along the old canal tow path on the five mile stretch through the Derwent Valley between Ambergate and Cromford passing through the village of Whatstandwell which is where I…
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