Peak District: Beresford and Wolfscote Dales from Hartington
8 March 2014
Having dropped Lucy, Ellie and Lottie off at Crufts, I drove with Hetty and
George to Hartington in the Peak District.
The weather wasn't great with heavy cloud and mist, but I was hopeful that it
Heading across fields towards Beresford Dale
George spies the stile, but decides to wait for me to open the gate
George and Hetty in Beresford Dale
Leaving Beresford Dale for the moment, but a look across country to where we
will be later in the day
Passing Narrowdale farm
Heading up Narrowdale Hill
George shows Hetty how to climb the stile
Horses at The George in Alstonefield
From there we headed across country towards Dovedale, where there was a steep
descent into the valley
Crossing Coldeaton Bridge
Heading up Dovedale
Another bridge provides an alternative route into or out of Dovedale. I watched
the two people, who I'd passed earlier before I took the longer way round,
descending very slowly and carefully.
At the fork, we turn left and follow what is now Wolfscote Dale
The scene we saw earlier across country
Where the bridge crosses, we leave the river and head up the hill
A last look back at Wolfscote Dale
Sheep following us across a field, clearly totally relaxed about the well
Heading down into Hartington. A pleasant walk through some impressive deep
dales, though like any walk it would be improved by better weather.
Total distance 12.9 km and about 440 metres of ascent in 3 hours 39 mins
While we were in the Peak District, Lottie got third in her class at Crufts -
well done Lottie!