Tuesday 2nd June 2009

With a hot day forecast I made an early start and headed for Lathkill Dale in the hope of finding some shade. 

Start: Moor Lane car park (SK 1940 6449)

Route:

Moor Lane car park - Bradford Dale - Alport - Conksbury Bridge - Lathkill Dale - Cales Dale - Moor Lane car park

Distance: 8 miles     Ascent: 368 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 15 mins

Terrain: Good paths and fields.

Weather: Hot.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Stanton Moor

The view across the valley to Stanton Moor, from Moor Lane.

Stanton Moor

Stanton Moor, now easily identified by the mobile phone mast.

Even this early in the day and walk the shade was much  appreciated as I dropped down to Bradford Dale.

River Bradford

Crossing the River Bradford as I reach the floor of Bradford Dale.

River Bradford

Throughout the walk the river banks were overflowing with flowers.

Yellow Flag Iris

Yellow Flag Iris.

Fish ponds

Reflections in the fishing pools.

Bradford Dale

Looking back along a quiet Bradford Dale.

Bradford Dale

The footbridge which takes you across the river just below Youlgreave.

Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale from Conksbury Bridge.

River Lathkill

It's still fairly quiet even in Lathkill Dale but there's  not much shade on this part of the walk.

Weirs

The weirs in Lathkill Dale.

Mandale Mine

By diverting off the main path I found some remains of Mandale Mine.

River Lathkill

The only natural waterfall in Lathkill Dale.

Parson's Crag

Parson's Crag.

Lathkill Head

Looking towards Lathkill Head, which wasn't on my route today.

Lathkill Dale

Limestone outcrops in Lathkill Dale from Cales Dale.

Lathkill Dale

Looking across the top of Lathkill Dale after  the steep climb out of Cales Dale.

Over Haddon

Yellow fields, looking towards Over Haddon, as I approach the car park.

Previous walk Shutlingsloe Friday 29th May 2009 <> Next walk Manifold Valley Friday 12th June 2009

 

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