Lathkill Dale - Peak District Walk

Tuesday 4th March 2008

It has been over a year since I walked the whole length of Lathkill Dale so today I planned to walk to Monyash in order to enjoy the limestone scenery that is at its best at the entrance to Lathkill Dale.

Start: Moor Lane car park (SK 1939 6445)

Route: Moor Lane car park - Cales Dale - Monyash - Bagshaw Dale - Lathkill Dale - Conksbury Bridge - Alport - Bradford Dale - Moor Lane car park

Distance: 11.5 miles     Ascent: 469 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours 50 mins

Terrain: Good paths.

Weather: Sunny, cold at the start.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Stanton Moor

Looking across Youlgreave towards the snow covered moors.

Lathkill Dale

The first view of Lathkill Dale from just below Calling Low.

Cales Dale

Heading out of Cales Dale. A few years ago there was a landslip here and this route involved an awkward scramble but it is quite safe and easy now.


Looking across the village pond to Monyash's church.

Bagshaw Dale

Bagshaw Dale was very pleasant today, especially as the awkward muddy bits were still frozen.

Ricklow Quarry

Exiting Ricklow Quarry and entering Lathkill Dale.

Lathkill Dale

Limestone outcrops high above Lathkill Dale.

Lathkill Head

Lathkill Head, one day I must take the time to explore this section of Lathkill Dale further.

Lathkill Head

A closer look at the cliffs at Lathkill Head.

Parson's Crag

Parson's Crag.

River Lathkill

The only natural waterfall in Lathkill Dale.

Lathkill Dale

Looking along Lathkill Dale from Bateman's House.

Lathkill Dale

The weirs as I approach Conksbury Bridge.

River Lathkill

Lathkill Dale from Conksbury Bridge.

The first lambs of the year.

River Bradford

More limestone in Bradford Dale.

Bradford Dale

Bradford Dale, my lunchtime view.

Stanton Moor

The early morning snow has disappeared from the moors as I near the car park.


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