Sunday 23 April 2023
A guided walk in the delightful Derbyshire Dales as part of a small group plus your friendly, professional walk leader. Throughout the walk your guide will 'bring the countryside to life' by sharing with you a wealth of local knowledge.
This walk has it all! We leave the picturesque village of Bonsall and ascend out of the village along a delightful old flagstone path onto the open moor to explore the industrial archaeology sites of a thriving lead mining industry. The lanes and meadows are adorned with wild flowers, grasses and impressive limestone walls. Wonderful views extend far over to North and South Derbyshire. We visit the village of Winster, and follow a delightful ancient old paved path to a ridge above Birchover village. Our route then traverse's woodland tracks, paths and meadows which are followed back to Bonsall, stopping off on the way to marvel at the huge mine workings of Jug Holes lead mine. Much of our walk follows part of the popular Limestone Way a 46-mile national trail through the White Peak from Rocester to Castleton.
The distance of this guided walk is about 10 miles/17 kilometres with a height gain of 1,757 feet/163 metres.
Please book and pay below.
We meet in free car park near recreation ground on Clatterway Road in the village of Bonsall. More detailed parking information will be provided in your booking confirmation.
The meeting time is 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am.