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At last.... a wonderful day..


Derbyshire Dave
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17 minutes ago, Graham said:

Looks idyllic Dave 

For once t was. Clouds now though 🙃

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6 hours ago, Bino-viewer said:

Is that the start of Cromford incline in the distance on that last photo Dave ??

Yeah, it is. For those not in the know, this is the start of the Cromford and High Railway. They used to haul trucks up that incline via a winding engine, with a huge steel cable loop going right down the incline. Always wished I'd seen it running, I think it closed about 1967..

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Yes, our Victorian ancestors built some pretty impressive things back then.

Nothing was beyond their capabilities you'd think.

 

When i was a bit younger and fitter, i once cycled up it on my mountain bike.

Its getting on for a mile in length and has a 1 in 8 gradient.

And it just about crippled me. They do advise that one shouldn't attempt it......

Maybe i could try it again sometime.....? But i'll need an electrically assisted bike  first. And i've had my eye on one for a while.....

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Some familiar territory Dave here, i'm sure.

 

The incline (Sheep pasture incline) starts at 5:20

 

You can see what a tough climb this is, and you can hear the guy huffing and puffing.

And i'm pretty sure he's using an e-bike.

 

But its a beautiful area, and certainly well worth a visit.

 

 

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