Lunch stop at Monsal Head (Photo: Roger Dyke)  

Lunch stop at Monsal Head (Roger Dyke)
Not that way (Virginia Castick)
OK.Follow my leader (Virginia Castick)
This way (Virginia Castick)

Peak District Walk

Members: Bob Kelly, Dave Wylie, Roger Dyke, Al Metelko, Trish Cranston, Andy Stratford Roger Dyke, Lester Payne, Yvonne Holland, Midge Castick and one guest.


It was tipping down when we setting off from the church in Chelmorton.

We headed north east to reach Taddington, crossing the A6 and then over fields to reach High Dale, turning south east to reach Monsal Head for elevenses.  We sat in the rain, but Trish’s chocolate tiffin made up for that.

We now went back down over the viaduct and along the Monsal Trail as far as Cressbrook Mill.  However, Water Cum Jolly dale was flooded.  Despite a demonstration by Al as to how the path could be waded, no one else wanted to follow.  But there is a concessionary path to deal with this eventuality so we took that.

A brief lunch at Litton Mill and then off again along Millers Dale to the entrance to Chee Dale.  If the river was flooded further down the Chee Dale would be a write off.  So we headed off straight up the hill to Blackwell, picking up the Pennine Bridleway back to Chelmorton 14.31 mile by the finish.

Bob Kelly
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