Cressbrook Dale - Peak District Walk

Sunday 8th June 2014

Today we headed for Tideswell to explore several dales. After the recent rain our boots certainly got muddy.

Start: Tideswell Dale car park (SK1536 7424)

Route: Tideswell Dale car park - Tideswell - Litton - Tansley Dale - Cressbrook Dale - Miller's Dale - Tideswell Dale - Tideswell Dale car park

Distance: 6.5 miles     Ascent: 295 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours

Terrain: A mixture of good but muddy paths.

Weather: Warm and sunny with a light shower.

Pub Visited: Red Lion, Litton    Ale Drunk: Peak Ales, Bakewell Best Bitter

Route Map >>


Cathedral of the Peak

As we left Tideswell the spires of the Cathedral of the Peak came into view.

Tideswell Rake

Heading towards Litton with views across to Tideswell Rake and High Rake.

Wardlow Hay Cop

As we approach Tansley Dale Wardlow Hay Cop comes into view.

Tansley Dale

Limestone outcrops mark the start of the descent into Tansley Dale.

Tansley Dale

Tansley Dale leads into Cressbrook Dale.

Cressbrook Dale

We sat amongst the flowers eating our lunch.

Cressbrook Dale

As we sat there black clouds came and went.

Cressbrook Dale

We took the lower route through the wood, which turned out to be the very muddy option.


By the time we reached Water-cum-Jolly Dale the sun had disappeared.

Walking through Miller's Dale we came across another of the Ranger Service benches.


<<Back to top>>

All pictures copyright © Peak Walker 2006-2023