PARKING AT THE 'CELEBRATING CROMFORD' FESTIVAL
How to get here (or there)
You CAN try and find parking in the centre of Cromford, but it is usually jam packed and at a standstill over the weekend.
At all costs you should avoid Water Lane aka A5012 on the map. It's always congested at the best of times - You'll get blocked in, be stuck there for ages, so don't go there on purpose. There are also single yellow lines along most of Water Lane.
If you want a guaranteed low-hassle spot, your best bet is to park on Cromford Meadows - to find the Meadows, go down Mill Road (see map above) past the Mill on your left and the Meadows are on your right just opposite the church . There are other car parks on your way to the Mill, a small one just opposite Cromford Mill (it's reserved for tenants during the week, but pay and display at weekend), and a larger one for the Mill on the left, again pay and display, but you will get a spot on the Meadows. This is also a pay and display car park.
Once parked, and once you've seen any events on the Meadows, you then have to walk a few hundred yards, past Arkwright Mill (on your right), across the A6 then either turn right up to Scarthin, or walk up Cromford Hill, past The Institute turning left at the Bell Inn which takes you to North Street. Along the way at the bottom of Cromford Hill are a small row of interesting shops, many of which have special displays, offers or are generally worth investigating.
However if you do find access difficult then it is possible to drop people off either on Scarthin Promenade (one-way only) or down North St. (dead-end), but please do be patient as there will be a lot of congestion
Other ways of getting there?
The train to beautiful Cromford Station, walk down Mill Road - see map and directions above.
There are good bus services, including buses direct from Sheffield & Chesterfield.
Or walk - an interesting detour off the High Peak Trail via the ever popular Cromford Canal, or a stop-off on one of the many other walks in these parts.
We do hope you can make it!