Upper Lathkill Dale & One Ash Grange
Lathkill Dale is a beautiful part of the Peak District. Stretching from Monyash in the west, to Alport further east, it’s tale of two dales – a more craggy, grassy western section contrasting with the more wooded eastern part. This walk enjoys the former, descending into the dale from Monyash, past the source of the River Lathkill, returning on the Limestone Way up above the dale itself.
The walk takes you out of the village along the road, before you take a right turn down into the western end of Lathkill Dale. It’s a mix of grassy and rockier footpaths, with a cave half way along; this is the source of the River Lathkill. Take a torch (if it’s not too wet)!
After that, the walk heads south through a wood and up to One Ash Grange farm, after which you follow the Limestone Way back to Monyash.
Distance – 6km or 4.3 miles
Ascent – 165 metres or 540 feet.
Terrain – Mainly footpaths, sometimes a little rocky underfoot, some road walking, one steeper climb
Monyash is located about 4 miles west of Bakewell. There’s plenty of on street parking, and a car park (free – donation if you wish) here.
The walk is also accessible by bus from Bakewell, with stops at the walk start. Click here for more information on bus routes and times.
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