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Walk around Ashover

Ashover and the upper reaches of the Amber Valley has always been one of my favourite walking areas. Surprisingly it is not all that well walked, maybe it gets overlooked by its proximity to the Peak District’s moors and dales, but it does deserve to be better known. As an indication of its lack of […]

Walk around Wirksworth

This is probably the shortest walk I have taken. Although only 2½ miles or thereabouts it is full of historical interest and if, like me you do a bit of exploring, then it can become an all- day walk. Directly from the start, the walk enters the realms of Wirksworth’s lead mining history.  The stubby […]

Walk: Dale Abbey

This short walk visits the monastic heritage of Dale Abbey. Within sight of Kirk Hallam and Ilkeston, it crosses open fields in order to reach rare natural woodland. This is where a 12th century hermit built a cave in the soft sandstone which can still be explored. Beyond it is a unique church that shares […]