Monsal Dale - Peak District Walk

Thursday 4th March 2010

Another gorgeous day was promised and so I headed out to do a walk that I had hoped to do a few weeks ago. Although the sun was shinning it was definitely colder than earlier in the week but that just seemed to make the distant views even clearer.

Start: White Lodge car park (SK 1702 7065)

Route: White Lodge car park - Brushfield Hough - High Dale - Litton Mill - Miller's Dale - Water-cum-Jolly Dale - Upperdale - Monsal Dale - White Lodge car park

Distance: 6.25 miles     Ascent: 392 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 30 mins

Terrain: Good, but very muddy, paths.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Monsal Head

Looking along Monsal Dale from Brushfield Hough. The prominent hill to the right is Fin Cop.

Monsal Head

Looking across to Monsal Head.

Humphrey Gate & Sough Top

Heading towards Brushfield with views, across Taddington Dale, of Humphrey Gate and Sough Top.

High Dale

Entering High Dale.

The Edges

The snow makes the distant Derwent Edge stand out.

Win Hill

Zooming in on Win Hill, Derwent and Stanage Edges.

Miller's Dale

Miller's Dale from the descent down to Litton Mill. Longstone Moor is the prominent land right of centre.

Miller's Dale

Looking across Miller's Dale to Wardlow Hay Cop.

Litton Mill

Litton Mill.

Miller's Dale

Reflections in the River Wye at Miller's Dale.

Miller's Dale

Miller's Dale.


More reflections at Water-cum-Jolly.


The weir at Water-cum-Jolly.


Upperdale from the Monsal Trail.

Monsal Trail

A deserted Monsal Trail.

Monsal Viaduct

Monsal Viaduct over the River Wye.


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