Peak District Walk – Monsal Dale & Ashford-in-the-Water

This videos sees us head to Monsal Dale for a nice but short circular walk of around 6 1/2 miles. We parked near the Monsal Head Inn and made our way down to the River Wye in Monsal Dale via the Headstone Viaduct. The route then took us down towards Deep Dale and eventually to ancient Packhorse Bridge at Ashford-in-the-Water. After a short stop to feed the ducks we then made our way up the hill and back around to Monsal Head. It was a short but sweet wander but ideal for a quick outing, we finished Read more [...]

Peak District – Monsal, Cressbrook, Tideswell & Miller’s Dale

Peter's Stone aka Gibbet Rock Another week, another walk and this time there was no getting around the bad weather. We have had lots of rain in recent weeks and the forecast was for more, the MET Office said that the rain was due to be around all day in the Peak District so I decided to stay low. I plotted a quick route, got all my waterproof gear and headed for Monsal Dale. It rained all the way there but thankfully I was greeted by a great sunrise and a clearing sky when I arrived. The route today was going to be a day Read more [...]

Peak District – Bakewell & Lathkill Dale

Weir in Lathkill Dale Today's walk was another short one, limited time and questionable weather so we decided to stick relatively close to home. We dropped my daughter off at school, then my mate Ray and I headed for Bakewell for some much needed breakfast. Thankfully we managed to grab our usual parking spot, it's on the bridge that crosses the Monsal Trail at the top of station road. It was a quick walked back down to our favourite cafe in Bakewell, the Bean and Bag. After breakfast we headed back across Read more [...]