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Lathkill Dale Guided Walk

A guided walk in one of the White Peak’s most beautiful dales,  a deep, wooded valley with a winding river.  This is a wonderful, easy-pace walk if you enjoy exploring wildlife, history and unspoilt villages.

10miles/16km and with approximately 977ft/300m of ascent.

  • Distance: 10 miles/16km.
  • Ascent: 977ft/300m of ascent.
  • Difficulty: Easier.
  • Great For: New and experienced hill walkers.
  • Approx Timings: 0915 – 1530-1600. Final confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish: Village Car Park,  Main Street, Over Haddon, DE45 1JE.
  • Location Map

£40.00

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Description

This walk starts in the pretty village of Over Haddon and takes us through Lathkill Dale where we will explore historic lead mining sites, wild flowers and bird life along the river bank. The dale is full of contrasts, including rocky quarries and woodland. After a refreshment stop in the beautiful and timeless village of Monyash, the second part of our walk traverses the upper part of the dale, via One Ash Grange and the Limestone Way, before returning to the valley bottom and Over Haddon.

Want to make a weekend of it?  You can also book our Monsal Dale & Magpie Mine Guided Walk on Sunday 23 June 2024 here

 

Additional information

The Walk

This walk starts in the pretty village of Over Haddon and takes us through Lathkill Dale where we will explore historic lead mining sites, wild flowers and bird life along the river bank. The dale is full of contrasts, including rocky quarries and woodland. After a refreshment stop in the beautiful and timeless village of Monyash, the second part of our walk traverses the upper part of the dale, via One Ash Grange and the Limestone Way, before returning to the valley bottom and Over Haddon

What’s included?

Included
  • Qualified Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.
Not Included:
  • Parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit or food.
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

Here’s an Essential Kit Kist for all our walks >

Meeting and Parking

We meet at Over Haddon Village Car Park and Toilets, off  Main Street, Over Haddon, DE45 1JE.

Please note: The car park is pay and display and currently costs £6.20 for the day.  You can pay by coins, or PayByPhone users can pay by calling 0330-407275 , SMS 65565 (Location ID 806395).

Please see a Google Map showing the location of Over Haddon Village Car Park  here.

Coming by Bus or Train
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift.  Just ask us when you book.

Facilities

There are public toilets the Derbyshire Dales Pay Display Car Park (adjacent to the car park we meet in.

Over Haddon Village has  two churches and the Lathkil Hotel with its wonderful views over Lathkill Dale.  Bakewell is under 10 minutes drive with plentiful shops, pubs, hotels, restaurants, fuel stations and accommodation.  See Map here.

Hathersage is 15 minute drive away with a railway station, shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, accommodation, fuel station and toilets.  See map here.

Walk Difficulty

This is an Easier Walk.  Here is our walk difficulty guide >

FAQs

We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >

Accommodation

Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.

We have also created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

Respect:
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect:
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy:
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
  • Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
  • Contact Us – ask a question or make a suggestion.