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
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.
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.
This is an Easier Walk. Here is our walk difficulty guide >
We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >
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…
- 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
- 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
- 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
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