Over Haddon - Sheldon - Monyash - Limestone Way - Over Haddon

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Walking mostly over fields and green lanes, there are a few short sections of road-walking required on this walk, mostly on quiet narrow roads.

On the outward route the path passes close to the Magpie Mine near Sheldon. You might recognise this as it has frequently been used as a location for films and TV drama programmes. I believe it was one of the few deep-shaft lead mines in Derbyshire, rather than the usual bell pits whose remains are dotted around the county, most of which have now been capped or filled in.

There is however a short section on the return route that is a bit of a rocky scramble; this is along the line of the Limestone Way, after One Ash Grange Farm, as the path descends into Cales Dale. The climb out of Cales Dale is the first of two climbs on the route, though if you don't like the look of all those steps, it can be avoided by following a path to the left along Cales Dale to the footbridge at the end, crossing the river into Lathkill Dale. Then follow the valley back to Lathkill Lodge before making the climb along the road, back out of the valley to Over Haddon.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Countryside


Birds, Flowers, Food Shop, Industrial Archaeology, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets
9/24/2012 - Sally Longhorn

Great walk completed 22/09/12. However walk seemed a lot longer than 8.5 miles. Checked on O.S. map on return and walk is more like 10 miles. Some metre distances in instructions were underestimated.

9/4/2011 - Darren Fretwell

Completed this walk on a miserable 29th August 2011. Really enjoyed the walk and as usual the directions were excellant. The tea shop in Monyash was very good and value for money. The only negative point to make is that the walk isn't dog friendly due to the number of high stiles. I have an agile Border Collie who usually hurdles stiles but even she struggled and needed the odd lift.

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