Mill Dale - Bunster Hill - Thorpe - Mill Dale

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This walk follows Dove Dale on both sides on the high ground above the valley. Much of the route is along field-paths though some road and track-walking is required, with the narrow road between Stanshope and Ilam at times being quite busy.

There are a few tricky sections with steep climbs and descents; Bunster Hill has a particularly nasty section were the path line is worn to exposed rock which has little grip - the route has been diverted above this section.

The pub used on this walk is the Dog and Partridge in Thorpe. This is a walker-friendly pub, boots being tolerated in the Ramblers' Bar. Otherwise boots are required to be covered or removed if going into carpeted areas. They offer a reasonable menu at average prices, though with little interesting from the bar, with only Marston's Pedigree on hand-pumps, the standard keg beer was more drinkable.

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, National Trust, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
03/07/2005 - Graham Taylor

This is a cracking walk - done today in summer sunshine it took me 4 hrs. A great mix of open fields and valleys. The campsite after the Tissington trail I was directed to the left past the campsite reception to a path to pick up the route again. Well worth doing this one.

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5.6 Miles
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21.8 Miles
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12.4 Miles