Cromford village walk, 14th June 2022, 10.30am



Cromford village walk, 14th June 2022, 10.30am


Start place Cromford

An easy short circular 1.5 mile walk looking at the growth of this historic village from the 1770s when Richard Arkwright, father of the modern factory system, built two cotton spinning mills in Cromford. It takes in the houses that he built when he needed more workers, how he developed the market place and shows some of the systems he put in place to control the water supplies to the mills. Church walk is included with a view of Willersley castle and Cromford Church, both designed by Arkwright but not completed until after his death.


Location Cromford, Derbyshire
Price from: £5

What you’ll need:

Suitable clothing and footwear. Parts of the route are on rough surfaced paths.

Cancellations Flexible policy
Location Meet at reception in Cromford Mills (DE4 3RQ), pay and display car park available, short walk from railway station and village bus stops.