Monyash - Flagg - Pomeroy - Earl Sterndale - Monyash

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This walk is mostly along tracks and quiet roads. The first section follows the Limestone Way to Flagg, crosses the High Peak Trail near Pomeroy, later crossing the line of the former horsedrawn railway preceding the light railway that became the High Peak Trail leading from the quarry workings of Dowlow.

Approaching Earl Sterndale, the route follows concessionary paths along the top boundary of this quarry. While the views to the right into the quarry may not be too pretty it offers good views over Parkhouse and Chrome Hill, towards Axe Edge beyond Hollinsclough.

The return route re-uses some of the paths and roads, as there are no suitable alternatives without adding considerable distance and much more road-walking.
On this walk the pub used, 'The Quiet Woman' in Earl Sterndale, has perhaps one of the most 'politically incorrect' signs in Derbyshire (the woman in question is headless). The pub offers only a basic menu with sandwiches on request, locally produced pork pies and cheeses, though it offers a range of choice real ales. Carrying one's own food might be advisable. Inside, the pub has limited space, though there are several bench tables outside. Walkers provide the majority of this pub's trade, so boots are accepted; often there is a water bowl and brush outside to clean boots before entering.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Play Area, Pub
09/01/2013 - Sid Marks

A nice walk with splendid views, worked out around 9 miles rather than the 7.5 miles stated. A few updates are as follows, when we arrived at The Duke of York pub at 11.30 at waymark 11,it was closed. At waymark 21 The Quiet Woman inn opens at 12.00,and closes at 3.0clock pm each day. It now has a pool room, no longer serves cheeses, but sells a variety pre packed foods. At waymark 24,the marked stile was half way up the field, nowhere near the top left corner.

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