Over Haddon - Bradford Dale - Elton - Youlgreave - Alport - Over Haddon

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A fairly undemanding walk taking in sections of riverside, walking above and along Bradford Dale and Lathkill Dale. The majority of the walk is along field-paths, with only short sections of road-walking along quiet narrow roads.

Crossing between valleys the walk is up hill and down dale, but not too steeply. The route is rarely boggy, with one exception.

The middle part of the walk at Elton has a pub, tea rooms (now Closed) and for now a YHA hostel. However do not rely on the pub being open at lunchtimes on weekdays or Saturday. The pub 'The Duke of York' does not serve food, except for prepacked snacks, but has a room where walkers are, with permission, allowed to eat their own food if buying drinks.

On the return, the path passes below the site of an Iron Age fort at Castle Ring. In the fields around the area at the top of the bank are several small stone circles and standing stones.

Later the route crosses the Lathkill at a point with brown trout breeding ponds beside the path near Conksbury. The site of the former medieval village of Conksbury (no longer exists except for giving its name to Conksbury Bridge) is on the opposite bank of the Lathkill Dale path.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets
02/09/2010 - Michael IAnson

I did this walk on 29/8/10 as a 'recce' for when I lead the Hinckley Ramblers around it on 12/9/10. As with the other walks I've done from PJB I really enjoyed it, as I'm sure will the group in two weeks time. I tracked it on my GPS and made it 11 miles with a height gain of 2,450 feet (747 metres) so 'undemanding' is slightly optimistic in my case. The car park in Over Haddon now charges £4.70 for the day although it's still reasonable value for a good day out.

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