Monsal Dale - Peak District Walk

Sunday 8th January 2006

A walk around Monsal Dale is normally a delight especially when it also includes Deep Dale. Today's walk however provided little in the way of views as I walked in thick mist for most of the day. Indeed the last time I saw the sun was when I was on top of Lose Hill a week ago.

Start: Car park at Monsal Head (SK 1843 7148)

Route: Monsal Head - Monsal Trail - Ashford in the Water - Sheldon - Deep Dale - Monsal Dale - Monsal Head

Distance: 8 miles     Ascent: 375 metres      Time Taken: 3 hrs 55 mins

Weather: Thick mist with occasional light rain.

Pub Visited: Stable Bar, Monsal Head    Ale Drunk: Timothy Taylors Landlord

Route Map >>


Monsal Trail

Looking back up a gloomy Monsal Trail.

Deep Dale

Deep Dale is there, honest!

Monsal Dale

Monsal Dale is hidden by the thick mist.

Weir on The Wye

The weir at the bridge in Monsal Dale that crosses the river Wye.


And up close.

Viaduct at Monsal Head

The viaduct across Monsal Dale from Monsal Head.

Upperdale from Monsal Head

Upperdale is lost in the mist (from Monsal Head).


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