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Dusk at Alport Height

Alport Height, Belper DE56 2DQ, UK
I bloomin' love a trip up to Alport, if we're being honest. I wouldn't have already written about it a couple of times over on Katie Writes if I didn't. So, I thought I'd share this wonderful Derbyshire Delight with you too, in case you didn't already know about it.

Alport Heights, Derbyshire, Peak District, Amber Valley, Belper, Wirksworth, Ambergate, Alderwasley, Countryside, Travel,
Alport Heights, Derbyshire, Peak District, Amber Valley, Belper, Wirksworth, Ambergate, Alderwasley, Countryside, Travel,
Alport Heights, Derbyshire, Peak District, Amber Valley, Belper, Wirksworth, Ambergate, Alderwasley, Countryside, Travel,
Alport Heights, Derbyshire, Peak District, Amber Valley, Belper, Wirksworth, Ambergate, Alderwasley, Countryside, Travel,
Alport Heights, Derbyshire, Peak District, Amber Valley, Belper, Wirksworth, Ambergate, Alderwasley, Countryside, Travel,
Alport Heights, Derbyshire, Peak District, Amber Valley, Belper, Wirksworth, Ambergate, Alderwasley, Countryside, Travel,

It's quite off the beaten track between Belper and Wirksworth.

So, Alport can take some getting to, and it's pretty inaccessible (as far as I know) if you don't have a car to hand. It's about 10 minutes out of Belper, if you head towards Alderwasley.

If you're in Belper, head up Belper Lane to Belper Lane End. Turn right at the Bulls Head pub. Keep going along that road until you get to a junction past some campsites, and follow the signs. You'll see the masts, that should be a good pointer of which direction to head in.

It's gorgeous up there. The air is clear. It's peaceful (provided the boy racers haven't rocked up) and it's so quick and easy to get to (once you know how!)

The stone that you can see in the pictures is Alport Stone, which you can climb up if you're good at that kind of thing. (Personally, I'm not, so I've never tried to scale said stone.)

And, did you know that you can apparently see seven different counties from Alport on a clear day?

If you've never been up there, go and see the gorgeous sights for yourself!


And yes, I know that Alport recently made it to the Derby Telegraph's Derbyshire Dogging Guide... But, I can assure you that I've thankfully never encountered any doggers, and neither should you if you go there in daylight. Hopefully.

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