Access and Interpretation

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Canal Bridge
C1 Cromford Canal

To improve access for walkers, wheel chair users and cyclists along the Cromford Canal. The first year of the project will address the High Peak Junction to Gregory Tunnel part of the canal path. Then the second year will move on to the High Peak Junction to Cromford Wharf.

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Muddy Fun
C2 Learning My Landscape

This project aims to link schools to their local landscape and raise awareness of the distinctness and richness of the Derwent Valley as a resource for learning. This will be done through teacher training, educational activities, developing and providing resources and creating habitats and features within the school grounds.

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hostel in woods
C3 Derwent Explorers

This project aims to provide opportunities for selected young people to go on an adventure into the Derwent Valley. They will plan and carry out an overnight residential visit to a remote hostel in Shining Cliff woods in the Lower Derwent Valley, gaining the knowledge and confidence in the process to enable them to make further visits to the project area with family and friends.

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C4 Delving in to Quarry Heritage

The project is designed to stimulate and empower people, particularly from quarry communities, to investigate the industrial, social and technical history of this key industry in the Dark Peak (sandstone/gritstone) and White Peak (limestone) areas.

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C5-C5B The Derwent Valley Heritage Way

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a key walking route linking the attractions of the valley. It currently has little sense of ownership, and no community involvement. This prject aims to involve the community in the management and promotion of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

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C7 Crich Tramway Lead Mine

Conservation of lead mining relic on the site of the National Tramway Museum. Removal of obstructing and potentially damaging vegetation, creation of a safe and accessible viewing platform for visitor access and installation of graphic interpretation panels. The project will enable 100,000 visitors annually to engage with regional heritage.

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C8 Getting around the Lower Derwent Valley

An ‘at a glance’ guide to getting around the project area by bike, bus, train and foot. The local authority partners will be key partners in this project, ensuring that all information is up to date, and that the end product is made available through their websites and information centres.

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C9 A Strategic Approach to Interpretation

The access study identified a need to improve the quality and range of interpretation in the valley. This project aims to provide expert support to project and partner organisations staff, and to volunteers and community groups where appropriate, to ensure the quality of new interpretation is high, and that consistent messages are communicated

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C12 Bringing DerwentWISE to Life

This project will provide interpretation panels at important historical sites around the project area. These will be sites which have been identified as needing interpretation through community engagement or through the specialist studies undertaken.

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Remains of Cromford Bridge Chapel
C13 Interpretation Projects

This project will provide interpretation panels at important historical sites around the project area. These will be sites which have been identified as needing interpretation through community engagement or through the specialist studies undertaken.

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New Publication
C17 Derwent Valley Way Heritage Trail Guide

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a key walking route linking the attractions of the valley. It extends beyond the boundaries of the DerwentWISE project but provides a route for walkers entering and leaving it as well as a passage through. This project will To review and republish the Guide to the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

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C19B Access Grant Programme

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