Bluebells in Chase woods

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Nature and countryside

Crich Parish lies in the Amber Valley on the edge of the Derbyshire Dales and just a stone's throw from the Peak District National Park. Straddling the hill rising up out of the Derwent Valley, the parish benefits from some beautiful countryside, both farmland and woodland. Here you will read about some of the ways you can get out and enjoy what our parish has to offer.

  • Our green and pleasant (local) land

    Hay making Crich

    Agriculture plays a major part in what makes our villages work as a thriving community. It provides food, employment and ample opportunity for recreation, particularly walking along the many miles of well-defined footpaths. Read more here.

  • Caring About Conservation

    View of Crich countryside

    Whatstandwell resident Don Zmarzty gives a round-up of local organisations helping to conserve our beautiful surroundings. Read the article

  • Wild Garlic

    Wild Garlic in a basket

    Holding us to Ramson in the Spring

    Prolific in our woods through the spring, this plant has culinary and folklore uses which you can read all about in this article.

    There is also a walk described here with wild garlic growing in abundance.

Latest features from the magazine

Every three months there is a new edition of Crich Standard magazine packed with news and feature articles. Click on the images in the boxes below to read the feature or browse the full features menu.

  • Our green and pleasant (local) land

    Hay making in Crich

    Agriculture plays a major part in what makes our villages work as a thriving community. It provides food, employment and ample opportunity for recreation, particularly walking along the many miles of well-defined footpaths. Read more here.

  • Summertime fun

    Summertime fun

    Summer 2020 saw a host of activities arranged for children in the Parish. Ranging from physical, creative and social events, all the sessions aimed to encourage youngsters to have fun! Read more

  • Comrades Club – plans old and new

    Comrades Club receipt

    The Crich Comrades club turns 100 years old this year! Curious to know more about what it cost to get started? Find out here

  • What makes us tick : a community working together

    Crich Rec

    How, we as a community, transformed our old, but much loved recreation ground and developed a great facility for all. Paul Yorke tells us more