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6 walks near Monsal Dale

PUBLISHED: 18:40 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:54 03 August 2018

Monsal Dale Head by Martyn Wright

Monsal Dale Head by Martyn Wright


Monsal Head is one of the most iconic sights in the Peak District and the surrounding countryside in the Monsal Dale has some of the finest walks in the country.

Headstone TunnelHeadstone Tunnel

Monsal Head and Ashford-in-the-Water

A route packed with lovely views, history and a ‘refreshing’ detour to the charming village of Ashford-in-the-Water.

Click here for the route around Ashford-in-the-Water


The weir, Monsal DaleThe weir, Monsal Dale

Monsal Head and Taddington

A very varied walk with three quite steep climbs but well worth the effort as the views over Monsal Dale are quite stunning.

Click here for the route around Taddington


Water-cum-Jolly DaleWater-cum-Jolly Dale

Monsal Head and Litton Mill

An attractive and intriguing walk down the Monsal Trail and back via charming Water-cum-Jolly Dale.

Click here for the route around Litton Mill


County Walk: Monsal Trail and BlackwellCounty Walk: Monsal Trail and Blackwell

Monsal Trail and Blackwell

A little bit further afield this walk on the Monsal Trail takes in tunnels, wild flowers and a reward of a magnificent view for those who head for the Derbyshire Dales

Click here for the route around Miller’s Dale and Blackwell


Monsal Dale from the viaduct in summerMonsal Dale from the viaduct in summer

Ashford-in-the-Water and Great Shacklow Wood

A varied walk crossing fields, following the Monsal Trail, tunnel and Dale before climbing up through the delightful Great Shacklow Wood.

Click here to view the route around Great Shacklow Wood


Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford in the WaterSheepwash Bridge, Ashford in the Water

Ashford-in-the-Water and the River Wye

A viaduct and far-reaching views play a prominent part in this scenic ramble.

Click here to view the route from the River Wye


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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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