Walk 7: Whatstandwell Station to Cromford Station
Walk number 7, is a 4 mile walk between Whatstandwell and Cromford with a steep path section in Whatstandwell, through undulating farmland and along a surfaced track.
Leave the station and turn right on to the A6. Cross the river bridge and immediately take the path waymarked on a fingerpost, uphill left and across the road, following another fingerpost. Shortly, turn left up the bank, cross the driveway and take the path left of the driveway for Lambert’s Cottage and enter farmland.
Continue straight ahead until the path joins the route of the Midshires Way. At this point turn right (without going through the stone stile) and proceed downhill.
The old rag mill (now a house) is ahead with Watergate Farm to its left. Cross the stream on a fine walled footbridge and bear left up the bank and across fields to a lane.
Turn left and then turn right off the lane after a fork in the lane and proceed uphill with farm buildings on the left. The path continues through coniferous woodland. It soon reaches a junction. Go left downhill to a paddock and onto Longway Bank. Cross the road onto Intake Lane and follow this track all the way to Cromford passing through attractive fields, turning right on entering the woods and continuing under the High Peak Trail to emerge into houses on the outskirts of the village. Descend still further to the A6, turn left, then right at the crossroads to find the railway station.
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