Wednesday 17th August 2011
When I did this walk in April I decided to write it up for the two magazines I write for so today's trip back to Wolfscote Dale was planned as a quick dash round just to make notes for the walk and I nearly didn't take my camera with me. it might only be a few months since I was last here but it was amazing how different the dales looked compared to my previous visit in April.
Start: Milldale car park (SK 1361 5478)
Route: Milldale car park - Alstonefield - How Narrowdale - Wolfscote Dale - Milldale car park
Distance: 6.75 miles Ascent: 347 metres Time Taken: 3 hours
Terrain: Good paths one steep ascent.
Weather: Warm and sunny.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
The view across Mill Dale from the steep climb to Alstonefield.
Looking across the fields to Wetton Low.
As I approached the church the field behind it was a sea of pink.
Heading out of Alstonefield and looking across towards Wetton.
Narrowdale Hill to the left as I head down towards How Narrowdale.
Zooming in on a distant Carder Low.
Looking back to Narrowdale Hill.
Heading towards the entrance to Wolfscote Dale.
The River Dove looks a little murky.
The sides of Wolfscote Dale were turning blue.
The cause of the change of colour, a multitude of Harebells.
A strangely quiet Wolfscote Dale, it is the school holidays after all.
I'd never spotted these stepping stones before, maybe because they are right next to a bridge.
Wolfscote Dale still looking quiet.
Nearly at the end of the dale and what looks like weeds next to the path are actually geraniums.
One of the geraniums.
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