Great Northern Greenway: Derby to Breadsall – February 2020

A not madly exciting walk but sometimes it’s a sunny day in (nearly) Spring and you need to get out!

The Great Northern Greenway runs from the outskirts of Derby, through the former railways station (ruins) at Breadsall and onwards. the plan is to complete the walk, following the path of the Friargate Line to Ilkeston.

Here’s a link to the starting point. Park in the the nearby Meteor centre but be careful which bays you leave your car in. Some are limited to two hours, some require you to pay after that and some are free.

It’s relatively short but mostly even. It gets muddier and messier later, once you are directed off the old railway line, over the traffic roundabout and back on to the walk again. The official trail terminates at the junction with Lime Lane but you can walk further if you want to.

Over the roundabout and down into the muddy part…

These pictures and videos are @Aidan Parr 2021, so please ask permission if you want to use them. I’ll probably say ‘yes’!

Stanage Edge, Derbyshire – September 2020

This was a walk along Stanage Edge in Derbyshire, one of those gritstone ridges common to the area. It’s a beautiful and wild place!

I parked my car at Upper Burbage Bridge Car Park and then walked across the moors. Be warned it can be a very popular walk and tricky to find a car space, so start early in the day.

Not many pictures and it was done by my phone camera and the quality isn’t so good but it captures something about the place. The views are fabulous!

Spot the hang-glider…