Walk 4: Ambergate Station to Belper Station
Walk number 4, is a 4.5 mile walk between Ambergate and Belper through farmland with a short climb providing excellent views of Heage Windmill from the valley ridge.
Leave the station through the car park and down the entrance road. At the main road turn right. After passing under a railway arch take the footpath on the right. Follow this to the left of Thackers Villas then turn right along the path to the rear of Old Ridgeway School. Turn right up the road to find a footpath on the left beyond the housing.
Ascend the path and, at the crest of the hill, admire the panoramic views with Heage Windmill (one of only 2 mills in Derbyshire with sails) to the front left as the path descends to a track. Turn right then immediately left to follow the road to Nether (meaning lower) Heage.
Turn right to Malthouse Lane and again to Spanker Lane to find a long straight farm track on the left. Walk to the left of the farm buildings and follow the path through several fields for nearly half a mile to pass a wood on the left and then on into the housing estate in the distance.
Turn left at the first road and soon right onto a footpath which leads eventually to steps on the right. Ascend these and continue on to the main road. Turn right then soon left down a path to Belper Cemetery. Turn left at the entrance and cross fields to reach Swinney Lane. Turn left here and the route to the station is easily followed through some of Old Belper by using the town map in the inset.
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