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Waterside Wanderings - Cromford Canal History

Taken from ‘CanalRoutes.net’ by Peter Hardcastle

The current site, CanalRoutes.net was launched in December 2011. The content of CanalRoutes.net is taken from the now non-operational site CanalRoutes.org which was operational from 1997 to 2007. 3,651 more words

Walking

Dukes Quarry

The other weekend we visited Dukes Quarry and the adjacent quarries at Whatstandwell.  We’ve spent time here before, many years ago.  Myself with work and together when we used to climb, not that we ever considered any of it suitable for climbing! 137 more words

Exploring

How to make a header for your Flickr site

Using the Crop tool in Photoshop Elements 11, I created a letter-box shape from my original image, and then reduced the width of the letter box down to 2048 pixels across. 307 more words

The Erewash canal pt.4

So far along our journey we have traveled past the old and new industry’s of Long Eaton and Sandiacre. Come past the junctions of the… 1,160 more words

Derbyshire

Grass snake

I think snakes are great so it was a special day the other weekend when I spotted a grass snake swimming in the Cromford canal. The treat got even better when the big female (well over a metre long) turned, swam towards me and then posed on this plank for a few seconds while I snapped away. 27 more words

Wildlife

26th Feb 2014 Cromford Canal

A quick visit to Cromford Canal produced 11 Little Grebes (5 and a half pairs!) between the warf and HPJunction, along with the usual other denizens, but sadly no Water Voles which we were hoping to see. 34 more words

Little Grebe

The wonderful water life of Cromford Canal, Derbyshire

Cromford canal is a fourteen and a half mile stretch of water connecting Cromford to Earewash canal. It was originally created as a means of transporting coal to the Cromford area for the numerous factories and mining operations that sprang up during the eighteenth century. 321 more words

Photography