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Home Diary Walks Ambergate Crich 28 June 2017

Ambergate Crich 28 June 2017

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Walk Diary Wednesday 28 June 2017 Weather, 13° Wet.
Ambergate Station Depart 10 a.m. 6 miles Leader: Gerry White
No. on walk 11

Not a very nice day to go walking, but eleven madicated (that's a cross between mad and dedicated) turned up for this walk up to and around Crich. The whole walk was completed in extremely good humour and I don't think anyone got seriously wet. We even had two individuals trying out some new rain gear, brightly coloured ponchos and they looked to be very useful. The views, of course, weren't great but we did note many new buildings and building sites on our way around Crich.

After leaving the train station car park, we walked a little way along the A610 and then followed the path through the old gas site up to Fritchley. We walked through the village pausing to admire the climbing roses to the front of the Congregational Church, later turning to cross over to the wood east of Mill Green, taking a short break here. On through Wingfield Park to Park Head, we then followed the Wingfield road into Crich, passing by the new executive housing estate next to Hilt's Quarry, noting that some already appear to be occupied.

We walked along the contour to the west of the village, more or less keeping on the level and on to Chadwick Nick. We entered Crich Chase and found the best position in the woods where we took a quick lunch break. With this behind us it was a downward trek to Gratton's Bridge on the Cromford Canal. After a short stroll along the canal path to Poyser's Bridge, we left the canal to walk down to the A6 and back to the car park. It had rained throughout, but even so we had covered six miles, all done and dusted, alright then mopped, before 12.45.