Wye Dale - Earl Sterndale - Chelmorton - Wye Dale

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Much of this area is little-walked and some sections of Deep Dale can become quite overgrown, though there is a gravel path along most of the length of the valley. Being little disturbed, there is a good selection of birds and wildflowers along the valley.

Quarrying is evident in this area and some paths have been diverted to enable further working; all are well fenced. The Quarry road, followed for about a kilometre before descending into Earl Sterndale, offers good views over Parkhouse and Chrome Hills towards Hollinsclough and Axe Edge.

There is only one short steep climb on the outward route and a steady descent into Earl Sterndale. The return follows mostly green lanes and narrow roads and has a short steep descent returning to the car parking area from Chelmorton.

The pub used on this walk is the Quiet Woman Inn in Earl Sterndale. This is a small village pub and welcomes walkers. Walking-boots (though not too muddy) are accepted, as the inside has a stone floor. In wet muddy conditions they often provide a bowl of water and brush to enable some cleaning of boots before entry. They do not offer a cooked menu, but sandwiches are made on request if not too busy; pork pies and cheeses are available at the bar.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Church, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife

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