Cromford V: Cromford to Whatstandwell by Canal

After the success of my walk from Whatstandwell to Ambergate back in April, on a warm and sunny spring evening, I fancied another stroll down the Cromford Canal on a sunny and balmy August evening. So, it was a cloudy and cool evening when I caught the train up to Cromford to begin my walk.…… Continue reading Cromford V: Cromford to Whatstandwell by Canal

Return to Whatstandwell and Ambergate, April 2022

On Tuesday 26th April 2022, I decided to go for an early evening train ride up to one of my favourite parts of the world, the Derwent Valley. Most of my travels happen during the daytime (or very early on a Saturday morning), when it’s less busy, but I always fancied an evening stroll along…… Continue reading Return to Whatstandwell and Ambergate, April 2022

Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Four (October to December)

The autumn began with another week off work, but only two trips during that time (I was suffering from a cold). October 2021 The first trip was a double-header to North Derbyshire to visit Whitwell and Creswell on a nice sunny day. They are former mining villages, and Creswell has a “model village”; a housing…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Four (October to December)

Cromford IV

The year 2021 on this blog was meant to finish on 29th November with a trip to Melton Mowbray, but a heavy dusting of snow in the Midlands put a premature end to this year’s blog adventures. Luckily I had something else up my sleeve, my now-annual trip to Cromford which I took at the…… Continue reading Cromford IV

Cromford II – Cromford Canal (Whatstandwell to Cromford)

Way back in February 2019, I decided to take a trip to Cromford in Derbyshire. It was after my visit there that I came up with the idea of visiting all 76 stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area. If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you’ll know that I am almost…… Continue reading Cromford II – Cromford Canal (Whatstandwell to Cromford)

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #6 – Cromford

Back at the end of February 2019, I took a trip to Cromford in Derbyshire. It is a small village north of Derby, famous for its mills and the mill pond which is in the heart of the village. My journey began, as they all do, at my home station of Burton on Trent. The…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #6 – Cromford