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Boxing Day Heritage Walk

Wed 26th Dec
Boxing Day Heritage Walk
Boxing Day Heritage Walk

Start: Strutt’s North Mill, Belper (DE56 1YD)
Start time: 2pm
Leader: Adrian Farmer

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.

This walk is shorter and mainly in town.


This walk costs £4 per adult with accompanied under 16 year-olds free. All money raised helps to support the Strutt’s North Mill Museum, which tells the story of Belper’s most significant contributions to world history.


No need to book, just turn up at the starting point before the walk begins. Please ensure you have suitable footwear and clothing for walking and the seasonal weather. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a lead, unless otherwise stated for a specific walk.

So much of our hidden heritage to discover!

Lying at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Strutt’s North Mill in Belper is the ideal place to start exploring this historic landscape.

From the mills and factories nestling by the Derwent, to the houses, chapels and schools provided for the workforce; from the formal parks and gardens in the town centre to the well-preserved 18th century rural valley landscape setting, Belper is a treasure chest of sights to discover and experience.

Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, carrying out research and trying out new and interesting routes, Strutt’s North Mill adds extra heritage walks to its walks programme every year – in 2018, for the first time we have a walk every Sunday at 2pm from April 1st right through to October 28th.

The programme includes several brand new walks and greater choices than ever before. Walks range from short tours around the town centre to longer rambles into the countryside, and walks around some of the neighbouring communities with their own history to tell. All include opportunities to see this area’s heritage as you’ve never seen it before.

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