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.

On this walk the pub used, 'The Quiet Woman' in Earl Sterndale, is currently closed, due to death of landlord. It has perhaps one of the most 'politically incorrect' signs in Derbyshire (the woman in question is headless). Not sure yet if closure permanent. Carrying one's own food might be advisable. There are several benches outside around Green Island in area of pub and church.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

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

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