Up Hill and Down Dale. From Stone Age to Industrial Age

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jan 12
2020

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The walk is approximately 11 miles (18km) with an elevation gain of 300m (1,000ft.). There are a number of steep sections which are likely to be muddy at this time of year.

Starting from Over Haddon, this circular walk takes in two of the finest dales in the Peak District - Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale. These dales form part of a National Nature Reserve and are rich in fauna and flora with some of the clearest water in the Peak.

Both dales have been transformed by human interaction over the centuries with the advent of mining in the area. We'll see plenty of mine entrances, aqueducts and ruined houses that bear witness to a landscape now forgotten and reclaimed by the environment.

Depending on the weather, we will also have the opportunity to visit Arbor Low, the most important prehistoric site in the East Midlands. Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument, sometimes referred to the 'Stonehenge of the North'. Set high on the moorland, with panoramic views, this ancient site may be a good spot for lunch (depending on the weather).

Time and weather permitting, we will stop off for refreshments at the Bull's Head in Youlgreave before heading back towards Over Haddon.

 

Lathkill Dale
Mine shaft
Youlgreave
Lathkill Dale
Arbor Low Stone Circle
Lathkill Dale
Lathkill Dale
Mine shaft
Youlgreave
Lathkill Dale
Arbor Low Stone Circle
Lathkill Dale

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