The bluebells at Crich Chase are some of the finest in the Peak District. Crich village, once a centre for stocking making, lead mining and limestone quarrying was famous as Cardale in TVís Peak Practice, but we love Crich Chase for that dancing sheen of blue beneath the trees.
LOCATION: Whatstandwell, south east Peak District
START: Turn off A6, 3 miles beyond Cromford, past Derwent Hotel to car park by canal bridge.
Grid ref: SK332543 Postcode: DE4 5HG
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate with a steep ascent
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Derwent Hotel & Crich
EN ROUTE: Cromford Canal
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News