Tuesday 1st May 2007

 

It was a busy day in both Lathkill and Bradford Dale today. Both dales had school parties doing river studies and both had some very serious photographers taking shots of the river, by which I mean, waders on and tripod in the river, I think I'll stick to keeping my feet and camera dry. I reversed my usual route for this walk and it often felt like I was getting a completely new view of a familiar part of the Peak District. With such a clear blue sky above and so many flowers in bud the dales were looking at their best so more shots than usual of both dales.

 

Start: Moor Lane car park (SK 1944 6448)

 

Route: Moor Lane car park - Bradford Dale - Alport - Lathkill Dale - Limestone Way - Moor Lane car park

 

Distance: 8 miles     Ascent: 373 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes 

 

Weather: Warm, sunshine and blue sky.

 

Pub visited: None      Ale Drunk: None

Route Map

 

Stanton Moor

Although most of this walk is in two dales the start (and end) give some great views across the Peak District.
Here a hazy view towards Stanton Moor.

 

Limestone Way

Following the Limestone Way down to Bradford Dale I passed this old barn.

 

Limestone Way

Heading down to Bradford Dale.

 

The sides of the paths were full of these pink flowers and the blue Forget Me Nots.

 

Bradford Dale

Bradford Dale.

 

Bradford Dale

Bradford Dale just above the start of the fishing pools.

 

Bradford Dale

Bradford Dale.

 

The only noise that could be heard in Bradford Dale was the sound of the ducks, birds and water.

 

Bradford Dale

Bradford Dale.

 

River Bradford

Continuing to follow the River Bradford as it heads towards Alport.

 

The dandelions make a lovely splash of yellow in this field, although I wouldn't want them in my garden.
The River Lathkill is away to the right of this shot.

 

Conksbury Bridge

Conksbury Bridge and the first sighting of the River Lathkill.

 

Lathkill Dale

Looking along Lathkill Dale from Conksbury Bridge.

 

Lathkill Dale

The start of the weirs in Lathkill Dale.

 

Lathkill Dale

A close-up of the weirs.

 

Lathkill Dale

More reflections in the water, further up Lathkill Dale.

 

Lathkill Dale

The limestone cliffs in Lathkill Dale.

 

Lathkill Dale

Looking back to Lathkill Dale from the Limestone Way as it approaches Calling Low.

 

Over Haddon

Approaching the car, the early morning haze has gone to give this view across Over Haddon with the edges behind.

 

 

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