Views of the beautiful Derwent Valley..

  Is the beautiful¬†Amber Valley, with the river Derwent flowing through this beautiful Dale and World Heritage site! Whatstandwell is a village on the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. This is how Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, describe it… It is about five miles south of Matlock and about four miles north of Belper. Whatstandwell railway […]

Cromford Canal Oakford Cottage, Whatstandwell, crich, ambergate

A walk around Whatstandwell.

THE WALK For anyone interested in wildlife and industrial history this is a walk not to be missed. Even if you are not interested in either subject, this is a great walk with plenty of variety. Completed in 1794, the Cromford Canal stretched 14.5 miles to Langley Mill, where it joined the Erewash Canal. With […]

Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way from Oakford Cottage, Whatstandwell

Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

Walking the Derwent Heritage Way     The northern section : Ladybower Reservoir to Matlock and WhatstandwellExplore the Derwent valley on foot and you will experience magnificent scenery, heritage and wildlife. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a 55mile long waymarked walk. It follows the River Derwent through the Peak District National Park, via Chatsworth […]


Crich Tramway Village in the Derbyshire Dales

You may have a keen interest in trams, transport or history or may just be looking for a unique place to visit, whatever your interest there is lots to see, explore and discover and the village makes an ideal family day out in the heart of Derbyshire. Trams run to and fro every few minutes […]


Our area is so beautiful. The Cromford Canal and Derwent Valley..

The Hamlet of Robin Hood is nestled next to Whatstandwell, alongside the Cromford Canal…. Whatstandwell is located in a most picturesque and thickly wooded section of the Derwent Valley. But the traveller on the busy A6 only catches a brief glimpse of the village, probably seeing little more than the railway station, the hotel and […]