Biggin - Tissington Trail - Upper Mill Dale - Biggin

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This walk, in the White Peak, takes you through two of Derbyshire's most pleasant and beautiful limestone dales. It takes you along charming riverside paths, tucked in between the hills that stretch up from the dales, crowned with limestone ramparts and outcrops; it takes you through a dry dale where ash and hazel cling to the limestone slopes. You walk a section of the Tissington Trail, now converted for cyclists and walkers and which affords views that stretch to the distant Staffordshire hills. This part of Milldale is herb-rich grassland with a long-standing tradition of grazing cattle. In season it has an abundance of wildflowers, including early purple and spotted orchids, cowslips, yellow rattle and bugle. The River Dove is a constant delight with its miniature waterfalls and birdlife. Biggin Dale is quite different, being a dry dale (except during a wet winter). It meets Milldale under the towering Peaseland Rocks and is an area of limestone grassland with small areas of ash, hazel and hawthorn appearing in the scree. It is a long, sinuous dale, recognized in a large part as a National Nature Reserve. Biggin Village (the name originating in the Scandinavian word "byggia", offers a welcome break at the Waterloo Inn; it has also has the l7th Century Biggin Hall and St Thomas's Church, built in l844.   

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
7/8/2022 - David Russell

Did this walk on 8 June 22. Good directions and no problems but the distance between points 2 and 3 is over 3.5 miles not 3 and the overall length is 10.2 by GPS - not 7.6! It is easy walking though apart from lower Biggin dale so completed in 3 hours. Overall a really pleasant walk that is not too strenuous.

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