Monyash & Lathkill Dales

A Youlgreave walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 23/09/16

Lathkill Dale offers a variety of landscapes and this Peak District walk enables you to see this wonderful limestone dale at its best.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h20[?]
Distance Distance : 13.55km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 177m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 177m
Highest point Highest point : 318m
Lowest point Lowest point : 187m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Youlgreave
Starting point Starting point : N 53.177176° / W 1.71294°
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Description

(D)Roadside parking is available on Back Lane at grid ref. SK192644 or the small car park a short distance away at SK194644. Having parked follow the well-trodden Limestone Way west towards Monyash. The path is clear and crosses a number of fields to reach Low Moor Plantation. The onward route takes you past Calling Low, where the path deviates to the north of this farm. Shortly afterwards the views open out ahead and you get your first look at Lathkill Dale across to your right.

(1)The path descends steps to the bottom of Cales Dale (grid ref. SK172653). Following the Limestone Way follow the path out of Cales Dale to One Ash Grange Farm. Continue through the farm keeping straight ahead. Cross Fern Dale and continue to the road at Monyash (grid ref. SK151662). Bear right along the road to reach the mian crossroads in the village.

(2)Turn right, passing the church on your right. Just past the public toilets take the signed footpath on your right (grid ref. SK157664) that leads you down Lathkill Dale. The way ahead is never in doubt and the early stages of the Dale are typical of Limestone country. Continue following this path down the dale, entering Palmerston Wood. The dale loses its open character and you have a pleasant walk through woodland. Alongside is the River Lathkill, which after very dry weather can dry up. Stay on the main path. There is no need to worry about navigation. It is a simple case of following your nose! You reach a bridge below Over Haddon (grid ref. SK202661).

(3)Turn right over the bridge. The path climbs out of Lathkill Dale turning sharply right after the initial ascent. Continue uphill to the rim of the Dale. With open pastures ahead take the path to Meadow Place Grange. Ignore the track going off to your left and walk straight ahead. At grid ref. SK201657, the path forks and you should bear right. This leads across fields to Back Lane (grid ref. SK197647). Turn right along the lane and you are soon back at the parking.(A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Roadside parking on Back Lane
1 : km 1.4 - alt. km 1.4 - Follow path down into Cales Dale
2 : km 5.19 - alt. km 5.19 - Turn right past church
3 : km 11.16 - alt. km 11.16 - Turn right over bridge
D/A : km 13.55 - alt. km 13.55 - Roadside parking on Back Lane

Useful Information

This interesting walk traverses the upper section of Lathkill Dale, and offers the chance to see the wonderful Limestone scenery at the top end of the Dale as well as taking through a delightful wooded section. Walking is generally easy and the route is mostly well signed. Opportunities for refreshment are limited to Monyash.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Mon 28 May 2018 21:28:39 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 28/05/18
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

A pleasant walk up Lathkill Dale and back over the Limestone dales. Quite busy on a Bank Holiday Monday but still very enjoyable

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