Youlgreave - Elton - Bradford Dale - Youlgreave

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Youlgreave - Long Dale - Elton - Bradford Dale - Youlgreave

An interesting, not too difficult walk using some of the less used paths in this area. Most paths are across fields or along gravel lanes, with only short sections of road-walking.
The outward route follows the mostly dry valley of Long Dale which is not well-known, but can be a bit like a wind tunnel at times. There are no really steep climbs along this route, but there is one quite steep descent.
The pub used on this walk is The Duke of York in Elton. This is a rather basic village pub though comfortable, the floors are tiled, but covering muddy boots is appreciated. I have often thought this pub is in danger of closure when the present elderly landlady retires. They do not offer food, but in the past they have allowed walkers to eat their own food in the room on the opposite side of the corridor to the bars; this may not still be appropriate. When last walked there was a choice of real ales on hand-pumps, including Adnams. Outside there is a courtyard area with the toilets. There are no tables, but there is seating available on the steps to the raised store and old stone gatepost beside the garden area.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
14/05/2017 - Christine Laver

This was a really nice walk that took in a few paths we hadn't been on before. Our GPS measured it at over 9 miles rather than the 7.5 quoted. Young bulls in field above Mawstone Farm were very interested in our dog.

08/07/2013 - Paul John Bridgett

Checked into the status of Pub on Sunday 7th July. It was still open. Though I understand that only lunchtime opening is now Sundays. The Tea Rooms that were around the corner have Closed though.

09/01/2013 - Sid Marks

A decent walk, but made it around 9 miles rather than the stated 7.5 miles. At waymark 17,the farmyard manure had now been cleared. At waymark 22,The Duke of York pub was closed when we arrived at 2pm.At waymark 36 by the stile near the stream it was extremely muddy and wet, care had to be taken here to pass it.

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