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Water Power in Belper

Sun 8th Sep
Water Power in Belper
Water Power in Belper – Past and Present

A walk around the water ways of the Belper Mill complex, seeing how the Strutt’s used water from the River Derwent to power their cotton mills. It includes lots of newly discovered information about the weirs, the water wheels and turbines. Also discussing the Hydro Power currently being produced on site and along the Derwent Valley.

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Starts from: The Bandstand, Belper River Gardens, DE56 1BE
Walk Leader: Ian Jackson
Cost: £5 per adult with accompanied under 16 year-olds free.

All money raised helps to maintain the Strutt’s North Mill Museum, which tells the story of Belper’s most significant contributions to world history.

Booking
Pre-book at walksandtalks@belpernorthmill.org.uk or just turn up at the starting point before the walk begins. Please be advised that if there are any changes to the schedule, Belper North Mill can only inform those who pre-book, and if there are more walkers than is appropriate for the route, they reserve the right to turn away those who haven’t pre-booked.

Ensure you have suitable footwear and clothing for walking and the seasonal weather.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a lead.

STRUTT’S NORTH MILL WALKS: HELPING YOU DISCOVER OUR HIDDEN HERITAGE!

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 the formal parks and gardens in the town centre to the well-preserved 18th century rural valley landscape setting, Belper and the surrounding communities are a treasure chest of sights to discover and experience.

Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, carrying research and trying out new and interesting routes, Strutt’s North Mill adds new heritage walks to its programme every year, running every Sunday at 2pm from Easter through to the end of October.

The 2019 programme includes several new walks and greater choice 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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