Cromford, Crich and Sherwood Foresters Monument

Posted 14/7/2015

Our day started with an award - as Karen could not make the end-of-season presentation night, she received her 3rd place trophy and 100-mile shirt in the car park at High Peak Junction.  After refreshments at the cafe, our party of seven then tackled a steep climb to Sherwood Foresters Monument, which could be ascended for the princely sum of 20p and offered magnificent views from the top.

From here we descended into the picturesque village of Crich where we stopped for further refreshments at a Timothy Taylor pub called The Black Swan.  From the village we entered the woodland of Crich Chase before completing our 10-mile circuit along the canal towpath back to High Peak Junction.

Fish and Chips and a pint were then enjoyed in Cromford, before the heavens opened and a hasty departure was made.  All in all, a great day out was had by everyone. Well done to those who took part.