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Sunday 22nd October 2017

Fungus Foray at Darley and Nutwood Local Nature Reserve

Time: 10am to 12 noon
Starts from Mill View Gardens, Darley Abbey, DE22 1DX
Cost: £3 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831. The ground is uneven and often muddy so sturdy footwear is advised.

A guided walk of a mile and a half around the Local Nature Reserve led by Beverley Rhodes, a member of the British Mycological Society (BMS) and a fungi recorder.

A Walk to Florence Nightingale’s Seat
SORRY – THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Time: 10am to 1pm
Starts from Shop in the Yard, Cromford Mills, DE4 3RQ
Cost: £5 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 823256.

A five mile walk from the mill, along the Cromford Canal to Lea Wood and back. In Lea Wood look at evidence of early industrial activity and rest on Florence Nightingale’s seat before returning.

Darley Abbey Historical Group Exhibition and Art Exhibition

Time: 11am to 4pm
Venue: Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, off New Road, Darley Abbey, DE22 1DS
FREE. No need to book, just drop in. Wheelchair accessible, with disabled toilet facilities.

Displays of archives, maps, reports and photos from Darley Abbey Historical Group. Also, display of artwork by Darley Abbey Thursday Painters.

White Peak Distillery Tour and Exhibition

Time: 11am to 4pm
Venue: White Peak Distillery, Derwent Wire Works, Matlock Road, Ambergate, DE56 2HE. Please use the car park by the entrance and check in at the security gatehouse.
FREE. No need to book, just turn up.

White Peak Distillery will be Derbyshire’s first full scale craft whisky distillery and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2017. As well as whisky, the distillery is planning a range of other spirits. The main installation works will be in progress during October and November and in the meantime the distillery has its research and development facility up and running. Visitors will be able to learn about the journey of the distillery to date, the history of the wire works site and how the distillery has integrated this heritage into its plans. You will also be able to see and taste the distillery’s gin, which is its first spirit release.

Heage Windmill Open

Time: 11am to 4pm
Venue: Heage Windmill, Heage, DE56 2BH
Cost: Adults £4, Concessions £3.50, Children (5-16) £1.50. No need to book, just drop in. Wheelchair accessible on two floors of the Mill.

Heage Windmill is the only six-sailed stone tower windmill in England. It is a Grade II* listed building, sited on a hill providing spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. It was restored to working order in 2002 and looks as splendid as when first built in 1797. Visitors can go on tours with guides normally in costume. There is an Interpretation Centre and a shop where you can buy flour that is milled here.

Discover Darley Abbey – Past and Present

Time: 1.30pm to 3pm
Starts from Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, off New Road, Darley Abbey, DE22 1DS.
FREE, but donations welcome. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831.

Walk around the village of Darley Abbey with Erica Perry, and enjoy the views of the river, mill, park and community buildings. Learn about the people who made this village what it is today.

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