A Bank Holiday weekend, so obviously the weather was appalling as we made our way
for quite an unusual walk, led by Brian Marshall. The weather, combined with the
fact that quite a few of our regulars were away for the weekend, meant that only
11 were walking – but that didn’t stop the enjoyment.We met at Wirksworth Railway
Station, on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway (see http://www.e-
We got out at the first stop, Idridgehay, and walked back – a lovely walk in a combination of rain (not pouring!) and bright sunshine. And very good it was too, taking in some lovely countryside between Idridgehay and Kirk Ireton.
We got back to Wirksworth and went through just a few of this town’s streets – real hidden gems, and well worth a longer visit – and as we arrived at the car part a thunder storm struck – just in time! Brian hopes to do this walk again next year, but not on a Bank Holiday weekend.
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Our train is on the left -
There’s no mistaking where we are -
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