Wolfscote Dale - Peak District Walk

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

Route Map >>


Mill Dale

The view across Mill Dale from the steep climb to Alstonefield.

Wetton Low

Looking across the fields to Wetton Low.

As I approached the church the field behind it was a sea of pink.

Towards Wetton

Heading out of Alstonefield and looking across towards Wetton.

Narrowdale Hill

Narrowdale Hill to the left as I head down towards How Narrowdale.

How Narrowdale

How Narrowdale.

Carder Low

Zooming in on a distant Carder Low.

Narrowdale Hill

Looking back to Narrowdale Hill.

Wolfscote Dale

Heading towards the entrance to Wolfscote Dale.

River Dove

The River Dove looks a little murky.

Wolfscote Dale

The sides of Wolfscote Dale were turning blue.


The cause of the change of colour, a multitude of Harebells.

Wolfscote Dale

A strangely quiet Wolfscote Dale, it is the school holidays after all.

Drabber Tor

Drabber Tor.

Peaseland Rocks

Peaseland Rocks.

River Dove

I'd never spotted these stepping stones before, maybe because they are right next to a bridge.

Wolfscote Dale

Wolfscote Dale still looking quiet.

Wolfscote Dale

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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