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CASTLE, CAVES and CATHEDRAL
An easy walk, visiting an 11th Century Castle and "The Cathedral of the Peak". The first day offers excellent views and quiet dales, the second visits the famous Monsal Dale. Legend has it that if you run your finger around the interior walls of "The Cathedral", following every nook and cranny, your finger tip will travel exactly a mile.
SW6 - Key Facts
Grade
Easy
Easy walking on good paths with no steep inclines
Distance
20 Miles
Longest day - 10 Miles.
Season
All Year
Lovely colours in Autumn
Nights
2
We will collect you at the end of the second day if you have left your car at the start.
Start
Hope
Train station nearby and FREE Car Parking available
Finish
Monyash
Easy Rail and Bus links to Manchester.
Price
£130.00 pp
Price based on 2 sharing, single supplement £25-£30 per night. Extra night £30-40 pp

Route Outline
Day 1
You arrive at in the village of Hope to stay in an ancient coaching inn or friendly bed and breakfast.

Day 2 - 10 Miles
Leaving Hope, you walk along level fields to Castleton, with its famous show caves and overlooked by the 11th century castle that gave the village it's name. A hidden gateway takes you out of the village into the impressive Cave Dale leading you easily over the wild "Old Moor". A beautiful stretch of quiet dales through the Derbyshire Nature Reserve and easy tracks lead you to the village of Tideswell, with its impressive church, "The Cathedral of the Peak".

Day 3 - 10 Miles
Depart Tideswell and follow the picturesque dale sharing its name, to the grandeur of the limestone gorges of the River Wye. On easy level paths alongside the river and the converted railway of the "Monsal Trail" you pass through Millers Dale and the magically named Water-cum-Jolly. From here a steep, but short, climb leads to the spectacular Monsal Head with its famous views of the old railway viaduct arching across the valley below.

After lunch, descend back into the valley on a gentle track and through wide pastures below the Stone Age settlement of "Fin Cop". You then walk up the gentle, not often visited, Deep Dale to cross fields to the chocolate box village of Monyash with its beautiful village green, mere, church, teashop, pub and walk's end.