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Crich Stand and Viators bridge at Milldale

  


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Crich Stand and Viators bridge at Milldale

Crich Stand

Perched on top of the hillside above Crich village is Crich Stand, which, standing at 1000ft above sea level, is a landmark for miles. It is a war memorial, built in 1923 and dedicated to the Sherwood Foresters who died in the first world war. A lantern shines at nightime and there is an annual pilgrimage to the stand by the regiment on the first Sunday in July.

Crich Stand

Viator's bridge in Milldale

Milldale provides a good starting point for walks in the Peak District around Dovedale gorge to the south and Wolfscote dale to the north. The famous packhorse bridge, over the river Dove, that links Milldale to Dovedale is called Viator bridge, viator meaning traveller. It is a very picturesque and popular spot, named after a character in the second part of `The Complete Angler` by Izaak Walton. Some of the goods carried across by pack horse were silks and flax from nearby Wetton and Alstonefield.

Viator's bridge in Milldale

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