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Upperdale Walk

This is a favourite walk. It can be varied and reversed depending on your wishes. The first part of the route doesn’t use the Mondal Trial, but the pathways over-the-top of the hills that Litton and Cressbrook Tunnels go through. The views from the top are amazing, but the paths are steep in places and …

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Cressbrook Tideswell Walk

This walk starts and finishes at Litton Mill and it takes some stunning scenery along the River Wye, Cressbrook Mill, Cressbrook Dale and Tansley Dale, the villages of Litton and Tideswell, and returns to Litton Mill via Tideswell Dale and below Ravenstor. It should take around 4 hours – but can be modified to be …

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Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail is a walking/riding trail that goes through some of the Peak Districts most spectacular limestone dales. It runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles from Blackwell Mill (near Buxton) and Bakewell. The route passes near Litton Mill and from there you either walk/ride towards Buxton or in the opposite …

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The Real Oliver Twist?

The original 19th-century mill became notorious during Industrial Revolution the for its unsavoury employment practices. The Poor Law Act of 1601 had, among its provisions “the putting out of children to be apprentices”. An agreement was made between the churchwarden and an employer, by means of an indenture sworn before a Justice of the Peace …

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Heage Windmill

“Heage” is derived from “High Edge”. Heage Windmill was built in 1797 and restored in 2002. Itis the only working, stone towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. This unique Grade ll* listed building is set in the Derbyshire countryside, providing spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. There are guided tours, hands on …

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Anglers Rest

This is the closest pub to Six Litton Mill. Its little over a mile along the road by the river. You can also make it a round trip by going in one direction along the Monsal Trail. Anglers Rest serves real ales and hearty pub food in an 18th century, ivy-covered pub with oak beams …

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Crich Tramway Village

Take the A6 south-east towards Derby, and in less than an hour you will be at the National Tramway Museum located at Crich Tramway Village. The museum contains over 60 (mainly British) trams built between 1873 and 1982 and is set within a recreated period village containing a working pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram …

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