Saturday 16th April 2011
A rare walk on a weekend saw us walking through the relatively crowded Wolfscote Dale until eventually we found some peace and quiet in the less popular How Narrowdale.
Start: Milldale car park (SK 1362 5476)
Route: Milldale car park - Wolfscote Dale - How Narrowdale - Alstonefield - Milldale car park
Distance: 6.75 miles Ascent: 342 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 5 minutes
Terrain: Clear and easy paths.
Weather: Warm but generally overcast.
Pub visited: The George, Alstonefield Ale Drunk: Brakspear, Oxford Gold
The river Dove as it flows through Mill Dale.
Entering Wolfscote Dale.
Despite what the pictures might suggest I
have never seen Wolfscote Dale
This heron sat on the opposite bank to the
path quite determined
Following the path alongside the river.
Iron Tors come into view.
The white blossom close to Coldeaton Bridge stood out today.
Daffodils were a frequent sight alongside the path.
One carefully taken close-up.
The limestone outcrop at the entrance to Biggin Dale.
Peaseland Rocks, the best view is in the
The scree is a sign that, when walked in
The caves at the end of Wolfscote Dale.
Narrowdale Hill as we leave the crowds behind and head towards Alstonefield.
Carder Low in the distance from How Narrowdale.
Looking back to How Narrowdale. It was
here that we came across a lost waterproof coat.
Looking across to Narrowdale Hill from the top of the dale.
Looking across Mill Dale and Shining Tor,
just before we make
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