Ashford, Deep Dale, Sheldon and the Magpie Mine

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Ashford-in-the-Water is a lovely village now bypassed by the A6. The walk starts in the village centre and crosses the old Sheepwash Bridge. There is a short bit of road-walking but the walk soon leaves the road behind and follows the riverside through woodland to reach an ancient settlement site. The walk then climbs up through Deep Dale to Sheldon, a typical Peak District industrial village, with a visit to the Magpie Mine. Leaving the mine behind, the walk drops back down to the river through woodland and past more quarrying and mining remains, now being reclaimed by nature.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland
9/2/2011 - Richard Hardy

Some on lead walking at start and end of walk but mostly off lead on paths and fields. Some livestock may be encountered

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