Monsal Head & Magpie Mine

Group: Take a Hike

date
Saturday 10 July, 2021
distance
20 miles
grade
Strenuous
starts
10:00
description

The maximum number of people on this walk will be 12, including the walk leader.

Please note this is a Hard Walk – Not for the inexperienced and a good level of fitness is required.

Roadside footpaths. Fields. Disused railway & tunnels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsal_Dale

https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/places-to-visit/trails/monsaltrail

http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/magpie.php

Via Tideswell Dale to the disused railway. Up to Monsal Head for the view of the viaduct (this section is via a narrow path, so be prepared to give way to anyone we may encounter). Monsal Head is a popular place; it is easily accessible by road and has a car park.

We then follow a woodland path to reach the open fields that will lead us to Ashford In The Water – we will see some dew ponds on this section, and will see some more later in the walk.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dew_pond

At Ashford In The Water we cross Sheepwash Bridge and the A6 main road. The next section of our walk is uphill firstly on a track then a grassy path. We reach a quiet road with no footpath which we follow for a short distance in the direction of Sheldon, before turning off onto a track which leads to fields and Magpie Mine – we shall have a longer break here so people can explore the site.

After Magpie Mine we cross several fields before walking on a quiet road for a short distance. We turn off onto a track which leads to Deep Dale (this can be muddy in places after rain). We head down to White Lodge car park then cross the A6 main road to reach Monsal Dale.We walk past Monsal Weir, then as we catch sight of Headstone Viaduct we follow a path on our left up to the disused railway (Monsal Trail).

We cross over the bridge and walk through Headstone Tunnel (The tunnels are lit. They can be cold so please make sure you have warm clothing with you). Across fields to Little Longstone & then to Wardlow Hay Cop. Next to Peter's Stone and then uphill to the beginning.

COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see our guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website.

Booking your place
If you would like to join this walk, please book a place using the Link in Additional Notes section below.  If you are viewing this on the Ramblers App the Additional Notes are not displayed, please visit the websites for the booking link.

Please note that places will fill up quickly, bookings will start at 8pm on 05/07/21 and will close 24hrs before the start time of the walk. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. Please do not turn up for a walk without booking, as we will have to turn you away.

Additional Notes: –

To book your place please use the link HERE, bookings will start at 8pm on 05/07/21 and will close 24hrs before the start time of the walk.

starting point
http://www.littonvillageshop.co.uk/ http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/litton-c3035.html Roadside parking. Meet at the market cross
starting grid reference
SK163751
post code
SK17 8QR

Start point

http://www.littonvillageshop.co.uk/ http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/litton-c3035.html Roadside parking. Meet at the market cross

53.27304, -1.75625

contacts
name
Suzanne McRobbie
group
Take a Hike
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