Starting from the pretty village of Ashford in the Water, famous for the sheep wash bridge, we follow the river passing the sough from the Lathkill dale mines and the old Bobbin mill to Monsal dale.
From there we follow the river to pass the weir and on to the Monsal Viaduct where we climb steadily to Monsal Head with views of the famous viaduct and Dale.
we then descend first to skirt the top of the dale then to follow footpaths across farmland back to the village.
Leader: Mick Cornfield
Distance: 7 miles
Our Sunday walks are always popular and we go out all weathers and all through the year. All walks in the Peak District need to be classified as moderate due to the terrain. Easier Moderate Walks are generally half day only around 6-8 miles.
Full day or Harder Moderate walks are normally not more than 10-12 miles although sometimes slightly more in summer months.
If you've not done much hill walking recently regardless of your general fitness level, we'd recommend starting off on one of these shorter half day walks, typically of around 6 miles before tackling our slightly more serious full day walks.
General walk information:
You can buy ten walks for just £45. Having allocated your ten walks we can roll any over to a later date if needed but you must give us seven days’ notice as with other Spice Cancellations.
Our walks are always popular and we go out all weathers and all through the year.
All walks in the Peak District need to be classified as moderate due to the terrain. Many members share lifts to get to the meet point so although for some of you the brilliant scenery of the Peak District will be a little distance away you shouldn't have to go on your own which should be a whole lot nicer.
If you've unsure about your level of fitness or if you haven’t done much hill walking recently you may want to start off on one of our shorter, typically of around 6 to 7 miles to “test your fitness” before progressing to any longer, more serious walks.
Jeans and basic trainers are not appropriate. Gaiters are definitely recommended and / or waterproof trousers, it can be wet and muddy! A drink/flask and a snack are always a good idea