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 2019 Part Two – April to June

Welcome to part two (of four) of a look back at my train travels in 2019. Part one was published the other day, so here we go with part two. April 10th 2019 – Matlock After I had had a look at Google Maps, I noticed that Matlock Bath and Matlock were within easy walking…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Two – April to June

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 Stations #14 & #15 – Ambergate and Whatstandwell

The latest adventure in my quest to visit all the railway stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area continued today, Wednesday 29th May 2019. Before I tell you all about it, it came to my attention yesterday that there are actually 76 stations on the list, and not 75. Ilkeston railway station was opened in…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #14 & #15 – Ambergate and Whatstandwell