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

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

Blog Review of the Year 2020 – July – September

So, lockdown in March put the buffers on this blog. I did have a couple of tricks up my sleeve, though. One of them was a trip I had made in 2018 to Lichfield, and the other was an idea to have a look at some of the sights closer to home, in Burton on…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2020 – July – September

Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Three – July to September

1st July 2019 – Kirkby and Sutton in Ashfield July began with a trip to two stations within walking distance of one another. From my home station in Burton on Trent, I caught the train to Nottingham, where I changed for Sutton Parkway. The plan was to walk from Sutton Parkway to Kirkby in Ashfield,…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Three – July to September

Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part One – January to March

At the beginning of 2019, I decided that I needed to visit more railway stations, and generally travel more and see more of the area where I live. I also decided to start a blog where I would write about where I have been, what I have seen and share some pictures. I didn’t have…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part One – January to March

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