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Holloway & Whatstandwell-

25 January 2015

What a difference a couple of days make! The photos on this page were taken on the pre-walk, on 22 January, as well as on the walk itself - spot the difference! Suffice it to say, that the weather was great, if a bit cold, for the 19 walkers who started for a Sunday walk at Cromford Meadows.

First passing Willersley Castle and going over the entrance to the Willersley railway tunnel, it was then a long hard slog to the top of the hill. Down the other side, then up again into Holloway. A final climb to the war memorial, then across the tops to Upper Holloway and Wakebridge, with spectacular views across the Derwent Valley and towards Crich.

It was then “downhill all the way”, till we got to the Cromford Canal at Whatstandwell. The final three miles of our eight-mile walk was along the flat, passing the hamlet of Robin Hood, and the Leawood Pump House, and High Peak Junction.

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Now a hotel, Willersley Castle was built for Sir Richard Arkwright in the late 18th century.

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