Lathkill Dale nature trail

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For the nature lovers there is a fantastic journey through Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve towards Over Haddon, Alport and Youlgreave. The dale stretches for around five miles along a flower filled limestone gorge, depending on the time of year you Lathkill Dale nature trail book find cowslips, orchids anenomes, Jacobs Ladder and many other species of rare flowers.

Lathkill Dale's botanical and ornithological richness have resulted in its designation as a National Nature Reserve by Natural England.

From the dale head in Monyash there’s a small car park (for bus users, a service runs from Bakewell via Over Haddon to Monyash). Youlgreave and Lathkill Dale is a mile loop trail located near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels.

The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.5/5(1). You start to get glimpses of Lathkill Dale below, to the right.

Go through a kissing gate to follow the fingerpost for “Cales Dale”. Follow the path through another couple of kissing gates. You enter the Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve and descend a long flight of stone steps into Cales Dale (SK ).

A varied circular walk crossing farmland to descend into the valley at Cales Dale and then following the pretty river along Lathkill Dale. Lathkill Dale is one of our country's finest limestone valleys. Lathkill Dale nature trail book is a steep sided valley which is flanked by limestone cliffs and along which the crystal clear River Lathkill runs.

The dale is rich in ancient woodland and was once heavily mined for /5(3). Site location details and google satellite image for Lathkill Dale NNR Please click on the map icon below to load Lathkill Dale NNR in your preferred map Latitude\Longitude:.

I walked through Lathkill Dale for four miles until I reached Conksbury Bridge where alas I had to leave the riverside and cross a couple of large fields and then along Dark Lane, all adjacent to the dale which took me to Alport.

From Alport I left Lathkill Dale altogether, a sad parting and then crossed fields adjacent to Bradford Dale. Lathkill Dale Nature Reserve is a short drive or a longer walk from Alport, and is certainly worth a visit if you are staying in holiday accommodation the area.

It is one of the finest of the limestone Dales in the Peak District and the upper part is a National Nature Reserve, taken care of by English Nature.

Lathkill Dale Walk “A Cloudy day walking in the peaks is better than a sunny day in the office”. Lathkill dale walk. This is a circular walk taking in the sights of outstanding geological history including pre-historic fossils, caves, mandale mine and Bateman’s House.

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the complete guide to the peak district. step-by-step walks with os maps. from gentle valleys to thrilling ridges: discover the greatest walks in britain’s favourite national park. new   Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve Mine in Lathkill Dale Lathkill Dale has a history of lead mining and you pass many small mines as you wander along.

On the north side of the valley near SK you’ll see the remains of the 19th-century Mandale Mine, there is also an old aqueduct and the ruined pump house, this was used as one of. Lathkill Dale, Monyash, Derbyshire DE45 1JJ: Grid reference: SK Getting there: From the Jack Mere car park in Monyash go through the wooden gate and head down the start of Lathkill Dale on the footpath.

After the third gate take the path up the dale-side, to your left, marked with low, square, wooden posts and green footpath plaques. Enjoy a splendid riverside walk in the beautiful Lathkill Dale in the Peak District.

The dale is a peaceful, atmospheric area flanked with large limestone cliffs and woodland. Along the River Lathkill you'll pass pretty waterfalls and weirs and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Look out for birds such as ducks, herons, wagtails, dippers. Weir in Lathkill Dale Weir in Lathkill Dale. Next time I come I’ll remember to bring my tripod, I’d love to get some better pictures of the weir.

I managed to hold the camera still enough to get the couple of pictures above, Ray almost fell backwards in the river as he was trying to capture an image too 🙂 Bridge in Lathkill Dale.

Here I followed the River Lathkill upstream into, perhaps, one of the most popular and spectacular stretches of dales in the Peak District, the beautiful Lathkill Dale Nature Reserve. The early section of the walk passed a series of weirs before entering a long narrow, wooded valley, ablaze with many varieties of plants and : David Keates.

Alport is a good place to start a walk up Lathkill Dale. For a gentle walk, it is simply a matter of walking up the valley and back. At Over Haddon, about 3 kilometres (2 miles) up Lathkill Dale there is a nature trail. Equally unheralded is lovely Lathkill Dale, between Monyash and Over Haddon, which is part of the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve and where the river, in a habit it shares with the Manifold, disappears underground during dry summers.

The open upper reaches of Lathkill Dale are blessed with a wonderful multi-coloured carpet of. Lathkill Dale Geology Trail Trail Summary 3 4 km miles Transport Diffi culty Allow Distance 1. From Over Haddon Car Park From the public car park in Over Haddon take the exit signposted Lathkill Dale and head down the road towards Lathkill Dale.

Look Out for Fossils. Have a close look at the stones in the wall on your right, especially on the File Size: 1MB.

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Lathkilldale Campsite, Bakewell: See traveller reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Lathkilldale Campsite, ranked #2 of 21 Speciality lodging /5(). This region encapsulates everything everybody loves about England.

There are rolling hills so green that you wonder whether there’s something unusual in the soil, there are rural towns with more quaint cottages than you can count, and caves with tales of kings, queens, and treachery.

On this tour, you explore the most fascinating spots in the area of 5/5(6). Nature reserve. The river valley is part of the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve and is popular with tourists who visit for its natural environment and wildlife.

Natural England manages the reserve which covers five separate dales of the White Peak (Lathkill Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Hay Dale, Long Dale and Monk’s Dale).

The dale includes two Sites of Special Scientific ⁃ coordinates: 53°11′22″N 1°44′47″W. Lathkill Dale is one of my favourite walking areas of the Peak. I don’t know how many times I have walked beside what Izaac Walton called ‘the purest of streams’. I have walked there and enjoyed it in all weathers and in every season of the year.

There are almost unlimited variations of footpath routes on either side of the dale, north, south, east and west. As we faced really hot weather again and our skin was still embarrassed from our yesterdays walk, we decided to chose a trail with at least partly more shade and walked from Over Haddon along River Lathkill until we crossed the Limestone Way which nearly led us back to where we came from.

We even. When I worked for English Nature, as it was known then, the offices were based in Manor Barn, Over Haddon, a village above Lathkilldale, just over half way down the dale. Working there widened and deepened my understanding and appreciation of this amazing river valley.

Lathkill is a small farm site for quieter campers, offering great views and secluded pitches. Endless walking from the site through the national nature reserve of Lathkill Dale is available. The Limestone way to the north and south offers expansive views of the Peak on: Rowson House Farm, Church Street, Monyash, Bakewell, DE45 1JH, Derbyshire & Peak District.

My family and I visited Lathkill Dale today, we walked from Monyash along the river, it’s quite steep in places. The scenery is amazing, so picturesque. The walk is very peaceful and enjoyable, there’s different paths you can take but we stayed by the river.5/5(6).

Nestled between the rivers Lathkill and Bradford, the historic town of Youlgreave is surrounded by stunning countryside. Wander along the Limestone Way path running through Youlgreave before spotting the wildlife at Deep Dale.

These Youlgreave campsites are an ideal base within the Peak District. Lathkill Syndicate. Off the tourist trail, with habitat to suit all manner of wildlife, nature gets on with its comings and goings around the members.

Our Rods report Kingfishers perched on tip rings while they nap, Fallow Deer drinking from the same pool as they creep along and Peregrine teaching their young to catch wood pigeon carcasses. In times of high rainfall the source of the river is Lathkill Head Cave (), but in normal conditions the river rises from springs slightly further down the Lathkill Dale valley, close to the village of Monyash, west of Bakewell, and flows generally eastward past the village of Over Haddon and through the village of Alport (where it is joined by the River Bradford) until it meets the River ⁃ location: Lathkill Head nr Monyash.

Water management problems continued, however, and Lathkill Dale Mine ceased large-scale extraction in ; the wheel was offered for sale in and removed by Lathkill Dale is a National Nature Reserve.

In the remains of mining activity at Lathkill Dale and Mandale Mines were scheduled as an ancient monument. Details.

Route Map Walk Grading. Nat Park - Peak District - Lathkill Dale High Peak. County/Area - Derbyshire. Author - Lou Johnson. Length - miles / km. Ascent - feet / 91 metres. Time - 2 hours 20 minutes.

Grade - easy. Start - OS grid reference SK Lat // Long Postcode DE45 1JJ (approx. location only). Sunday 13th August My second walk in the Peak District, as part of a long weekend away. Landscape Photography - Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve - Duration: Simon Booth 4,In the heart of the Peak District National Park on the edge of Lathkill Dale Nature Reserve, close to Bakewell and the Monsal Trail.

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