The Derbyshire Derwent Valley tour handbook

£10.00

Arkwright’s Mill, Cromford

Left: Brunswick Inn, Railway Village, Derby

Detailed, illustrated, 80-page handbook of the 2016 ‘The Derbyshire Derwent Valley’ tour, giving background information about the locations in the itinerary for individual exploration and further reading.

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Chatsworth House, Derbyshire: south front (detail)

The Derbyshire River Derwent takes the traveller past sites representing much of the county’s long and varied history – reservoirs, country houses, transport-routes, industrial settlements, holiday resorts. Water-supply, water-power and water transport all figure in the history of the DThe Derbyshire Derwent has touched the lives of writers, artists and designers – Charlotte Brontë who set part of Jane Eyre around Hathersage, Jane Austen who located part of Pride & Prejudice in Bakewell and Chatsworth, the painter Joseph Wright of Derby whose works are shown in the city’s Museum & Art Gallery, and the cutlery-designer David Mellor who set up his factory in the old Hathersage gasworks.erwent valley, alongside lead-mining and quarrying.

The Derbyshire Derwent has touched the lives of writers, artists and designers – Charlotte Brontë who set part of Jane Eyre around Hathersage, Jane Austen who located part of Pride & Prejudice in Bakewell and Chatsworth, the painter Joseph Wright of Derby whose works are shown in the city’s Museum & Art Gallery, and the cutlery-designer David Mellor who set up his factory in the old Hathersage gasworks.

This tour explored the valley from the twentieth-century Howden, Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs in the higher reaches of the valley, to the great ducal estate of Chatsworth and the World Heritage Site of the Derwent Valley Mills – Cromford, Belper, Milford and Darley Abbey to the city of Derby and the inland port of Shardlow, where the Derwent joins the River Trent.

The 80-page handbook describes and illustrates all these places in geographical sequence.  For further information about some of these sites, please click here.

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Contact:  0114-242-0951 or 07946-650672 or mike@mikehigginbottominterestingtimes.co.uk

 

 

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