Bradford Dale - Peak District Walk

Monday 7th December 2015

A dry day was forecast so we made the most of the good weather and headed out for a walk through Bradford and Lathkill Dale. For most of the time we had the dales to ourselves and even had the bonus of lunch in the sunshine.

Start: Moor Lane car park (SK 1904 6445)

Route: Moor Lane car park - Bradford Dale - Alport - Lathkill Dale - Cales Dale - Calling Low - Moor Lane car park

Distance: 8 miles     Ascent: 380 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 15 mins

Terrain: Good paths

Weather: Dry with a few sunny spells.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Stanton Moor

Stanton Moor from close to the car park.

At the top of the path down into Bradford Dale I found another Site of Meaning.

Limestone Way

The start of the route follows the Limestone Way.

Bradford Dale

A patch of sunlight lights up the trees as we reach the floor of Bradford Dale.

Bradford Dale

I couldn't choose between the two shots.

Bradford Dale

As we walk through the dale the sun continues to light up the tops of the trees.

River Bradford

Reflections in the fishing ponds.

Bradford Dale

Not so sure I'd want a dip in the swimming pool found along this stretch today.

Lathkill Dale

Another patch of sunshine greets us as we enter Lathkill Dale.

Lathkill Dale

We took advantage of the bench on this stretch of the dale and enjoyed lunch in the sunshine.

River Lathkill

The weirs on the River Lathkill.

Swans on the River Lathkill.

River Lathkill

On the stretch of the river below Over Haddon there was mist hanging over the river.

River Lathkill

This section of the river is often dry in summer so it's the first time I recall seeing these falls.

Lathkill Dale

The remains of the aqueduct from Mandale Mine.

Bateman House

The view from Bateman House. Turned into a black and white
for that week's 'Word of the Week' at photography.

River Lathkill

One day I must return to this spot with my tripod.

Lathkill Dale

Looking across to the limestone in Lathkill Dale as we enter Cales Dale.

Lathkill Dale

The head of Lathkill Dale from the top of Cales Dale.


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