What's on at Strutt's North Mill

Sun 23 September 2018
Around Denby
2.00pm
A walk around John Flamsteed's village, crammed with history and industrial heritage. Village based but some countryside paths.

Start point: Outside Denby Pottery Visitor Centre tea rooms (DE5 8NX). Leader: Dawn Churchill

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

Some steep or challenging bits!
Sun 30 September 2018
Around Wirksworth
2.00pm
A walk of about two miles, showing the development of an untypical English town through one thousand years.

Start point: Wirksworth Market Place (DE4 4ET). Leader: John Morrissey

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

Some steep or challenging bits!
Sun 7 October 2018
Belper and Morley Park Railway
2.00pm
Following part of the early horse-worked railway, built between 1815 and 1842, that carried coal from the Drury Lowe coalmines around Denby to Belper. The route follows the final alignment, with its rope-worked incline down into the Henmore valley and returns along the earlier route that pursued a winding course to climb the same hill. A two-mile walk, with some stiles and rough ground.

Start point: Openwoodgate Crossroads (DE56 0SD). Leader: Trevor Griffin.

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

Walking boots required.
Sun 14 October 2018
Wyver Lane and the Range
2.00pm
A chance to explore the west side of the River Derwent, including early industrial housing and one of the biggest firing ranges in use during the First World War.

Start point: Strutt's North Mill (DE56 1YD). Leader: Brian Deer

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

Walking boots required.
Sun 21 October 2018
Around Openwoodgate
2.00pm


Exploring this old community on the outskirts of Belper, at the top of 'Bedlam Hill'.

Start point: Belper Leisure Centre Car Park (DE56 0DA). Leader: John Morrissey

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

World Heritage Site Discovery Days

(Booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email info@derwentvalleymills.org)
Sun 28 October 2018
Old Cow Hill
2.00pm
A look at this fascinating area of Belper that housed cows in Medieval times but later became the focus of nail-making and heavy industry. Mainly streets but footpaths through the Parks and quite steep at times.

Start point: Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Leader: Dawn Churchill

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

Walking boots required.

World Heritage Site Discovery Days

(Booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email info@derwentvalleymills.org)
Mon 29 October 2018
St John's Chapel and its Surroundings
2.00pm
Join Mary on a tour of Belper's oldest building ? to discover why this medieval chapel was built and the resources available inside today. Then explore the oldest part of Belper.

Start point: St John's Chapel, The Butts, Belper (DE56 1HX). Leader: Mary Smedley

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

World Heritage Site Discovery Days

(Booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email info@derwentvalleymills.org)
Tue 30 October 2018
Heritage at Risk - Darley Abbey
2.00pm
Take a look at some of the historic buildings recently surveyed by Brian and others as part of a Heritage at Risk review in the Derwent Valley.

Start point: Darley Street Car Park, Darley Abbey (entrance opposite The Abbey Pub, DE22 1DX). Leader: Brian Deer

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

World Heritage Site Discovery Days

(Booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email info@derwentvalleymills.org)
Wed 31 October 2018
Places of Worship
2.00pm
A brand new tour around Belper's fascinating churches and chapels, past and present, some of which will be open for you to look inside and talk to the people involved. Town paths, but sometimes uphill.

Start point: Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Leader: Dawn Churchill

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

World Heritage Site Discovery Days

(Booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email info@derwentvalleymills.org)
Thu 1 November 2018
The Great Belper High Street
2.00pm
Find out how Belper's history contributed to the town's Great British High Street win in 2014, and the stories behind the development of the town centre and its shops.

Start point: Belper Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Leader: Adrian Farmer.

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

World Heritage Site Discovery Days

(Booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email info@derwentvalleymills.org)
Fri 2 November 2018
Heritage at Risk - Derby and Little Chester
2.00pm
Take a look at some of the historic buildings recently surveyed by Brian and others as part of a Heritage at Risk review in the Derwent Valley.

Start point: Outside Local Studies Office, Full St/Derwent St junction, Derby (DE1 3AF). Leader: Brian Deer

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.

World Heritage Site Discovery Days

(Booking recommended on 01629 536831 or email info@derwentvalleymills.org)
Sun 11 November 2018
TALK: Belper in World War One
5.00pm
On the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, a look back at how the war changed Belper and its people.

Venue: No.28 Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Speaker: Adrian Farmer

Booking is essential as space is limited. To book, email admin@belpernorthmill.org.uk or ring 01773 880474 and leave your name, contact phone number, event title and number of seats you want reserved.

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.
Sun 9 December 2018
TALK: Food and Festivities in Belper
5.00pm
Christmas is coming, and here's a chance to celebrate by looking back at how Belper and its people have enjoyed the festivities, and some food-related stories from the town's past.

Venue: No.28 Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Speaker: Adrian Farmer

Booking is essential as space is limited. To book, email admin@belpernorthmill.org.uk or ring 01773 880474 and leave your name, contact phone number, event title and number of seats you want reserved.

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.
Wed 26 December 2018
Boxing Day Heritage Walk
2.00pm
Walk off the Christmas excess with a walk around Belper's town centre, looking at some of the hidden heritage you wouldn't find on your own. Ends at the Strutt-built Unitarian Chapel with a warm drink and a bite to eat.

Start point: Strutt's North Mill (DE56 1YD). Leader: Adrian Farmer

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.
Tue 1 January 2019
New Year's Day Heritage Walk
2.00pm
A town-based walk, looking at the history of entertainment in Belper and much more. Includes refreshments at the end of the walk, in the Unitarian Chapel.

Start point: Strutt's North Mill (DE56 1YD). Leader: Dawn Churchill

Cost: £4 per person, Under 16s free.