Messing about in boats – right around our county!

Chesterfield’s David Botham spent last summer gently circumnavigating Derbyshire by using more than 200 miles of canals and towpaths… and here he shares his remarkable journey with us all.

DERBYSHIRE is justly famous for the natural beauty of its hills and dales. Folk come from far and wide to scale the heights or explore the valleys. Less well known is the fact that the county is encircled by more than two hundred miles of traffic-free, waterside paths, rich in wildlife that offer a gentler alternative to the steep, rough, Peakland ways…

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