We went on a route march to explore beyond the tunnel, as there are facilities marked here on our map.
We had a look around the visitor centre that seems to be getting ready for the season, and decided to take the Blue Walk around the surrounding woodland area. Supposed to be 2.5miles, but seemed longer as majority of it was uphill.
We then had walk to find the Churnet Valley railway station.
And there was a pub opposite, and it would have been rude not to have partaken of a pint whilst there, so we did. A little treat we don’t often do.