As part of our 2-day excursion into the Derbyshire Dales, we visited Matlock Bath, only to find most of it closed (it was early November). However we did saunter into the (unmanned!) Tourist Information Centre and chanced upon the brochure for this place. Having earlier visited Arkwright’s Masson Mills, we decided to see what this attraction had to offer, since it is nearby.
Cromford Mills is more of interest to those with an architectural/archaelogical bent, and is very much an ongoing project. The mill buildings are home to several retail outlets.
The Arkwright Society is beavering away with this ongoing project to restore the whole site and surrounding areas, and the fruits of their labours to date are here to experience. Many events are held throughout the year in order to fundraise and increase awareness of this worthy project.
Car Parking adjacent to the site is pay-and-display (£2 for three hours), although there were several cars parked in adjacent lanes – presumably those wanting to avoid paying.
The retail outlets were varied and interesting, the architecture well worth the effort of preservation (we even encountered a wayward rainbow trout! – see photo!), and we stopped by the café for latte and snack.
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