Sunday 26th May 2013
It isn't often John and I walk in the Peak District on a bank holiday weekend, but as the forecast was so good and it had been over a year since John had been out walking in the Peak District we decided to go for it. As nice as it was to be out with John it certainly reminded me how lucky I am to be able to walk mid-week, when most people are at work.
Start: White Lodge car park (SK 1704 7063)
White Lodge car park - Monsal Dale - Monsal Trail - Water-cum-Jolly Dale - Miller's Dale - Litton Mill
Distance: 6.25 miles Ascent: 275 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 50 minutes
Terrain: Clear tracks.
Weather: Hot and sunny.
Pub visited: The Druid Inn, Birchover Ale Drunk: Abbeydale Brewery, Brimstone
The first section of the walk is through the trees that line the side of Monsal Dale.
We timed our arrival at the weir well as
we had it to ourselves
There are plenty of people up on the Monsal Trail.
This family of ducks weren't in the least
bit interested in
Don't be fooled this is about as quiet as
it got on the short section of the Monsal Trail we
Upperdale Farm from the Monsal Trail.
We were heading for Cressbrook Mill at the head of the dale.
The weir at Water-cum-Jolly.
Looking across to the Rubicon Wall at Water-cum-Jolly.
Heading into Miller's Dale
The further along Miller's Dale we got the quieter it got.
From this angle the trees appear to be forming an arch over the river.
Crossing the river at Litton Mill we paused to watch the fish below us.
Leaving Litton the path appears to be blocked.
Crossing back over the Monsal Trail and
only the really keen
Climbing up above Litton and the view soon opens
We had lunch admiring the view across the
top of Miller's Dale.
Heading down into High Dale.
We had the dale to ourselves as most
people just follow the track used
It always frustrating at this time of year
to be able to see the hill on the other
Following the track from Brushfield the view
extends across the top of Taddington Dale.
As we approach Brushfield Hough Fin Cop on
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