Derbyshire Life - - Walk -

Dis­tance: Up to 6.5 miles

Park­ing: Lim­ited free road­side park­ing on Holly Lane be­side Birch Wood, Am­ber­gate DE56 2HG Grid Ref: 345514

Pub­lic trans­port:

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.

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