Cromford

Distance: 10 miles from the Park.

Cromford is steeped in industrial history and often called the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Sir Richard Arkwright established a water-powered cotton spinning mill here in 1771.

Set in a valley surrounded by wooded hills and cliffs, bordered by the River Derwent to the east and vast quarries to the west, there are lovely walks that have extensive views of the village and beyond.

The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site has a fascinating range of activities for all the family; take a guided narrow boat ride along the canal to experience the extraordinary history of the area. There are plenty of walks, trails, shops and places to eat to keep the whole family entertained.