Monsal Dale - Peak District Walk

Sunday 30th November 2014

A new route to Monsal Dale, exploring a dale we hadn't been in before. For much of the walk it was dull and grey except for one brief interlude when the sun came out and lit up the tops of the dales.

Start: White Lodge car park (SK 1703 7065)

Route: White Lodge car park - Taddington Field - Taddington - High Dale - Brushfield - Monsal Dale - White Lodge car park

Distance: 6.25 miles     Ascent: 332 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours

Terrain: Good paths although some were muddy.

Weather: Dry with with a short spell of sunshine

Pub Visited: Ashford Arms, Ashford-in-the -Water    Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Bitter

Route Map >>


Taddington Wood

Leaving the car park we follow the higher path into the edge of Taddington Wood.

Fin Cop

Looking across the road to the steep hill opposite.

Emerging from the wood we look across a typical dales scene.

Longstone Edge

Further on and Longstone Edge comes into view.

The path leads to High Dale.

High Dale

High Dale.


As we headed along the track from Brushfield the sun came out.

Fin Cop

Across Monsal Dale Fin Cop is lit up.


Limestone on the sides of Upperdale.

Miller's Dale

Sun catching the tops of Miller's Dale.

Monsal Viaduct

Monsal Viaduct

River Wye

The weir on the River Wye as the sun disappears.


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