Winster - Uppertown - Bonsall Dale - Winster

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A simple there-and-back walk, with no steep or difficult paths, though one stile is not easy to locate approaching Bonsall Dale.

Most of the route is along field-paths and tracks, though some short sections of road-walking are required along quiet, narrow village roads. Some of the route follows a section of the Limestone Way, so is well-walked and easy to follow.

The pub used on this walk is the Barley Mow at Bonsall Dale, this is a small pub adequate for this tiny hamlet, large groups may swamp the place. Currently opening at lunchtimes over the weekend only and not at all on Monday or Tuesday (except bank holidays). They offer a good value menu with rolls particularly good value. When visited for this walk they were serving a range of hand pulled beers including Greene King's 'Abbot Ale' and Whim Ales 'Hartington Bitter' both were well kept.

The return crosses an area of former leadmining at Bonsall Mines. Most of the mines have been capped and there should be no problem if you keep to the main paths. This area is worth spending a little time in, with binoculars. At some times of year it seems to attract a wide range of birds, also offering a good selection of wildflowers.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Wildlife
8/12/2007 - julia laidlaw

Did this walk on Friday 10 Aug 2007 - it was really lovely but we got quite lost at point no 27 - word of advice then... you need to walk through 2 fields over the Bonsall mines and the large hole and rocks will then be found in the third field.

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