Wormhill - Peter Dale - Monks Dale

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Starting from The Wye bridge at the up river end of Millers Dale, A delightful walk along the Wye river bank starts the day, passing under the gigantic arches of the old railway that now is used as the Monsal Trail. The path then ascends to the village of Wormhill where seats will be found near the well for the first rest of the day! Continuing up the lane we eventually reach Dale Head. This part seems a forgotten area of Derbyshire. Then the route goes down Peter Dale, a nice meandering stroll. On leaving the route continues down Monks Dale. This dale is difficult to walk along due to the rocky conditions under foot. Not good for any person unused to walking, although is also tests a seasoned walker The walk has been classed as moderate due to these conditions. (It can also be dangerous in wet weather due to the well worn limestone rocks underfoot.) However, it is the nearest thing to walking down a prehistoric gorge. Keep a lookout for the Neadertal man ! After probing your way down the dale (which has a charm of its own) you emerge onto the lane in Millers Dale where turning right you walk back to the car. (The first 200 yards on this lane has no footpath, so care must be taken.)

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Mostly Flat, River, Toilets, Wildlife

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