Distance: Up to 6.5 miles
Parking: Limited free roadside parking on Holly Lane beside Birch Wood, Ambergate DE56 2HG Grid Ref: 345514
Train – Whatstandwell & Ambergate stations (N.B. Please check due to current work at Derby Railway Station); TP Bus (Trans Peak) – various stops along the A6
Terrain: 10+ gates and stiles. Woodland paths with steps and trip hazards. Fields with livestock grazing. Close proximity to deep water. Low parapet on Whatstandwell bridge. Roadway without pavement.
Refreshments: Hurt Arms, Ambergate; The Family Tree, Whatstandwell
Toilets: No public toilets
Map: O.S. Explorer OL24 – White Peak
Walk highlight: Stunning views from ‘Stump Seat’
Description: This is a walk of contrasting halves beginning with a moderately strenuous field and stile hike around Alderwasley followed by a level path beside Cromford Canal, with an option to shorten the route using public transport, all the while enjoying the amber hues of arboreal autumn colours.