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Amber Valley Routeways - Heage

View from Heage to Crich
Heage Windmill
Heage Windmill

The Amber Valley Routeways is a series of circular walks and rides along public footpaths and bridleways throughout the Amber Valley.

A self guided leaflet accompanies each route giving directions and interesting snippets of information along the way. Download Route 5 Heage 

If you want add a couple of miles and walk from home, the closest point on the walk to Crich Parish is the entrance to Lockwoods, where you can pick the route up at point 9.

Why not take a picnic and plan your walk to coincide with Heage Windmill being open.  Heage – a derivation of ‘High Edge’ – comes from the Anglo-Saxon Heegge meaning high, lofty and sublime. Heage Windmill presides over spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The windmill was lovingly restored in 2002 and looks as good as when first built in 1797.  A Grade II* listed building, it is now a major Derbyshire attraction with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award and the only working six-sailed stone tower windmill in England.  

Heage Windmill is usually open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from Easter to the end of October.