With the sun breaking through and shining on the group, a very pleasant walk was had across the river from Belper. Starting in the village of Milford, twenty two members climbed out of the village onto the ridge of North Lane, an old Roman road, which offered admiring views. This being Strutt country, the route had several historical facts on the way. We crossed fields and a ford to the road into Belper and then the West Mill and Riverside Gardens.
We had lunch by the river and then tracked the river back to Milford.
Just before entering the village was the 1840 tunnel entrance built by Stephenson and son and still in use. Then it was back to the cars and off to the Hurt Arms pub for refreshments.
Thank you to Greg Umney and David Jackson for providing us with this lovely walk.
Next walk – Monday October 21st – The Nutbrook Trail (West Hallam).
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