ASHFORD IN THE WATER
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Ashford in the Water - 15th August 2009
WALK STATISTICS
Date 15th August 2009 Description Ashford in the Water
Start Point Ashford in the Water Peaks Climbed  
Total Time 4hrs 30min    
Walking Time 3hrs 50min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 40min    
Distance 10.30 miles    
Moving Average 2.7 mph Start Grid Ref SK 19448 69654
Elevation at Start 141 metres Temperature 24°C
Total Ascent 429 metres Weather Sunny Intervals and Rain
Max Elevation 366 metres Walking With Janet
WALK NOTES

Ashford in the Water - Churchdale Hall - Monsal Trail - Monsal Head - River Wye - White Lodge - Taddington Field - Sheldon - Little Shacklow Wood - Ashford in the Water

Back to the Peak District for a lovely walk from Ashford in the Water near Bakewell. This circular walk passes Churchdale Hall before taking the Monsal Trail to Little Longstone. Then its onwards to Monsal Head (fantastic views of the Wye valley) before desending steeply to the weir on the River Wye. It was lovely and sunny up to this point but as we neared White Lodge it started to rain. Our route took us to Taddington Field and across Deep Dale before arriving in Sheldon. Good views of Magpie Mine in the distance. At this point it stopped raining. We descended back to the River Wye and Ashford in the Water via Little Shacklow Wood which was incredibly muddy and slippery underfoot (not enjoyable at all!!). The sun was out once more as we got back to our cars. Overall it was an enjoyable day out.

PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Good job the barbed wire is protected over the style!!
Lane at Churchdale Hall
Churchdale Hall
MAP - OVERVIEW
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PHOTOGRAPHS
Thornebridge Hall on Monsal Trail
Path to Little Longstone
Little Longstone Church
MAP - DETAILED 1
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PHOTOGRAPHS
View from Monsal Head
Monsal Head
Monsal Trail Viaduct
River Wye from Monsal Head
Janet on bridge over River Wye
Weir in Monsal Dale on River Wye
MAP - DETAILED 2
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PHOTOGRAPHS
Weir in Monsal Dale on River Wye
Weir in Monsal Dale on River Wye
Weir in Monsal Dale on River Wye
Another poem on a bench
A pleasant spot for a photo - River Wye
Time for a drink!
A very muddy section of the walk!!!
Nearly falling over on a very muddy descent through Little Shacklow Wood
A nice red pillar box
River Wye on way back to Ashford in the Water
River Wye near Ashford in the Water
Ashford in the Water
River Wye near Ashford in the Water

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