CromfordDerbyshire, in the wooded valley of the river Derwent, 17 miles north of Derby.
The area from Masson Mill in Cromford to the Silk Mill in Derby was declared a UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in recognition of the significant sites in the valley that influenced the development of the Industrial Revolution.
By trainBy rail from Derby on the Derwent Valley Line, operated by East Midlands Trains; railway station is a short distance outside the village, a level walk of approx 3/4-mile (allow at least 15 minutes).
By carOn the main A6 Derby to Manchester trunk road. Nearest motorway is M1: J26 if travelling from the south or J28 if travelling from the north.
By busNational Express service 440 daily from/to Manchester/London via Matlock. TransPeak long-distance bus line from Derby to Manchester and return stops in the village; daytime services approx every hour. TransPeak is also good for accessing the Peak District heartland, stopping at Bakewell and Buxton and various scenic locations. Also served by Trent Barton 6.1 Derby-Bakewell service via Belper, Wirksworth and Matlock.
address: Mill LaneThe first water-powered cotton spinning mill developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771. Buildings are being restored, an informative tour available but little machinery to see.
Masson MillSir Richard Arkwright's water-powered cotton spinning mill built in 1783.
Cromford WharfCanal warehouse buildings and the northern terminus of the Cromford Canal, built in 1794.
phone: +44 1629 825936address: Mill RoadSpecialist fabric shop
phone: +44 1629 823272address: The Promenade, Scarthin, Cromford DE4 3QFNew, second-hand, rare and antiquarian, music, café, publishing.
phone: +44 1629 822444address: 16/18 The Market Place
phone: +44 1629 820802address: 11-13 Market Place
The Boat Innphone: +44 1629 258083address: Scarthin
address: Intake LaneSmall country house-style hotel in quiet setting, own grounds and rural views. Convenient for industrial heritage Arkwright's Cromford Mill and historic village of Cromford. Family rooms available.
phone: +44 1629 822551address: Market PlaceBuilt in 1778 by Sir Richard Arkwright.