Monsal Head - Wardlow Mires - Foolow - Monsal Head

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Monsal Head - Cressbrook Dale - Wardlow Mires - Foolow - Great Longstone - Monsal Head

This walk takes in some of the most popular walking areas of the White Peak, yet still finding areas rarely walked by many guidebook walkers, particularly on the return route. Most guidebooks take a more direct route between Foolow and Great Longstone.

Much of the walk is along tracks and lanes, with some road-walking. There is also a short section passing through a stone-processing plant; during weekdays there can be large vehicles around this area, but it is only for about 300m. When walked all paths and stiles were clear and present.

The pub used on this walk is The Bull's Head in Foolow. This is a pleasant village pub offering a good-value menu with wide choice. They offer several hand-pulled beers, including Black Sheep. They do ask for muddy boots to be removed or covered to protect their carpets. Walkers are welcomed as they probably provide the bulk of trade to village pubs. Outside there are several bench tables in front of the pub and one more at the end, by the turn in to the car park area.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Nature Trail, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
10/8/2012 - Sheffield Shamblers

When reaching mark 10 on this map and it tells you to walk in front of the cottage to reach the main road, beware of the man who lives in the cottage as he does not like walkers walking on his property. There are no signs saying private land and when you get to his gate saying alternative route. However there is a an alternative route to the left before reaching the gate to the cottage.

12/17/2004 - KEITH LOMAS

Car parking charge at Monsal Head is now £4 for over 4 hours. Try round the green at Foolow. This walk is much longer than 8 mls.I put it at closer to 10, which is significant when making time calculations. Keith Lomas.

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