Belper - River Gardens
w/e 23 August 2020
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

We've been to the River Gardens at Belper several times and usually entered from Matlock Road walking by the East Mill. This time we approached from Bridge Foot and walked past older North Mill to reach the gardens.

Sluice Gates

This way to the gardens leads along a walkway over some of the sluice gates that controlled the flow of water that powered the mills.

Once in the gardens we walked down the main path to the bandstand.
Mill Leat

The Mill Leat to the right of the path is surrounded by lush green vegetation.

And the view to the kiosk and the River Derwent on the left was shared by a dog that wandered into the shot.

Hanging Baskets

We walked round the bandstand pausing only to admire the hanging baskets that surrounded it which also framed the distant East Mill.

Tea Rooms

Continuing along the main path we reached the end where the former tea room that have stood in a sorry state for quite a number of years are now being replaced by this new building - coronavirus permitting of course.
Riverside Path

We turned left and returned towards the mills along the riverside path passing the kiosk we had seen earlier from near the bandstand.

When we were level with the bandstand seen here over a small pond and fountain, it was receiving a lot of attention from a group of people armed with folders, clipboards and notepads. I think they must have been either "In Bloom" or "Green Flag" judges.
Canada Geese

As we continued by the river there was a sudden commotion on the water as two Canada Geese appeared to be having a disagreement.
Belper Bridge

Two more birds on a small island in the middle of the Derwent were keeping well out if the way of the disagreement and seemed more intent on the weir and Belper Bridge in the other direction.

Pigeons meanwhile had congregated on the roof of a shed near the entrance to the gardens and they stayed there as we made our way past, out of the gardens and back to Bridge Foot.

Site Navigation

"Pick A Picture"
Weekly Favourites
Latest Images
Holidays &
Days Out
Special Features
The Guest Page
Site search Web search

powered by FreeFind
Jigsaw Puzzles
Recommended Links

Terms & Conditions of Use
This website is copyright but licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.
Please credit the photographer Garth Newton, or add a link to these pages.