The Northern Dales


From Mam Tor's Great Ridge to Cromford, the Northern Dales of the White Peak offer a wonderful range of country walking landscapes, from the Wye gorge and Lathkill Dale to Bakewell and Chatsworth, the choice is thoroughly rewarding.

The High Peak Trail is the firm division and the guide offers a diverse selection of thirty-five country walks.

The geological division is less assured with gritstone island incursions on the east bringing a wonderful variety to expeditions.


Monsal Trail

Cyclists revel in the freedom of the old railway trackbed Monsal Trail in Chee Dale


Angela Espin an enthusiastic Peak District walker who frequently displays her walks on the Online Fellwalkers forum and, I’m cuffed to say, regularly uses my guides.
This note accompanied a walk report which had an abundance of photos, confirming the scenic delight of the walk as Angie states on 27 April 2012:

Ravens Dale, Cressbrook Dale & Peter's Stone from Litton
Another walk from 'White Peak Walks. The Northern Dales' by Mark Richards that surpassed my expectations. A slight change to the planned route as I wanted to avoid the road walk back to Litton. At Peter's Stone, rather than continuing up Cressbrook Dale to Wardlow Mires, I decided to back track to the stepping stones and return to Litton via Tansley Dale. A most enjoyable route, hope you enjoy the photos .... sorry there are rather a lot of them!


Mark Richards

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