Derwent Valley Cycleway

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Admin under Derbyshire, The Life of a Derbyshire Photographer

Derwent Valley Cycle Way - Darley Abbey 013I have just taken some of the most important photos for my forthcoming book on the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site… important because they point to such a positive future for the Derwent Valley: a designated riverside cycleway all along the 15-mile stretch of the valley from Cromford to Derby.  It would be wonderful to see this vision realised, not least because cycling on the road has increased 12% in the last decade – in Derby it’s up by 25% – 10% of people use a bike to get to work, AND… traffic congestion costs the UK economy over £20 billion a year so anything that can help that is very welcome.  To read about their vision, here is the website for the Derwent Valley Cycleway project.  Below is a gallery of photos taken on the proposed route in Belper, Duffield and Darley Abbey.



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