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Walk through delightful dales, passing a mine to "the Palace of the Peak". This beautiful walk also gives you the best chance of spotting some of the more elusive wildlife of the area. Dippers, moorhens, coots and estate deer are regularly seen, but many also see signs of kingfishers, water voles, wild deer, foxes and badgers.
SW8 Key Facts
Some previous walking experience is required.
22 Miles
Longest day - 12 Miles
All Year
Lovely colours in Autumn
We will collect you at the end of the second day if you have left your car at the start
FREE Car Parking available
Easy Rail and Bus links to Manchester.
£130.00 pp
Price based on 2 sharing, single supplement £25-£30 per night.
Extra night in Buxton or Monsal Head £30-40 per person

Route Outline
Day 1
You arrive in Monyash - a real village with a green, pond and pub, to spend the night in a fantastic farmhouse Bed & Breakfast - voted the best breakfast of all our walks.

Day 2 - 12 Miles
Today you leave Monyash to follow the delightful Lathkill Dale, passing through nature reserves alongside the winding river. Lots of opportunities to spot wildlife, on quiet days you may even see the elusive kingfisher in the lower stretches of the dale. You also have the chance to safely and easily descend an old mineshaft and see another river running 50 feet below the surface! You pass along the gentle Bradford dale with the chance to visit the village of Youlgreave, for lunch or to look at the famous church brasses.

The walk then takes you over Harthill Moor and follows one of the most ancient thoroughfares in the Peak, you pass a stone circle, the "Mock Beggars Hall" of Robin Hoods Stride and you can visit a medieval hermits cave with a crucifix carved in the bed rock. From here is a short climb and then an easy stroll through woods and fields back to Winster.

Day 3 - 10 Miles
A day to see many of the locations from the film of "Pride & Prejudice". Leaving the village you cross Wensleydale with a real chance of seeing wild deer, to cross Stanton Moor with its tower and the famous "9 Ladies" stone circle. You then drop into the bottom of the Wye valley with views of Haddon Hall, through the village of Rowsley and up into the high Calton pastures.

Passing the "Russian House", you descend to the beautiful Chatsworth village of Edensor. From here you pass in front of the glorious Chatsworth House, with chances of seeing the estate deer, to follow a delightful stretch of the river Derwent, passing one of the few thatched cottages in Derbyshire to reach the end of your walk in the village of Baslow.