WALX Activity: June Explorer WALX - Windmill and Waterways Walk

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Pace: Medium

  • 3

Intensity: Low

  • 2

Gradient: Low

  • 2
Explorer WALX (no discount)

Price: £12.50

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Main Instructor:

Sam Armstrong

Hosted By:

Sam Armstrong

Walk Description:

This walk is an easy 5-mile route and is ideal for those who like shorter easier walks. It takes us along the Cromford Canal starting from Heage which is infamous for the still active, Heage Windmill which is nestled between Belper and Ripley and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and farmland from which Heage grew in the agriculture industry.

Towards the end of the walk we will visit the Windmill and have our picnic lunch. Heage windmill, built in 1797 and restored in 2002 is a Grade II listed building and the only working, stone towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. 

Admission Prices 2022 Adult – £5.00 Concessionary – £4.00  

Distance:  8.2 km 

Total ascent: 129m

Terrain: tracks, paths,

Lunch: Packed lunch

If you arrive around 10.45 ask if you can park whilst the volunteers are opening up. 

You are asked to contact your WALX Guide by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an SMS text to the number listed below, if you are likely to be delayed. Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a walk, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice on weekend walks. 

Please do not self cancel without contacting the Walk Leader in the first instance as the refund will be at the discretion of Sam Armstrong.  

Please ensure your PARQ is up to date and notify us in writing if you have any change to your medical records or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks or accidents.