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2015.08.02 - Bakewell, Cracknowl Wood, on Monsal Trail before Thornbridge Hall, Head Tunnel (under Monsal Head), continue on Monsal Trail, bypass Cressbrook & Litton Tunnels on paths above, rejoin Monsal Trail, pass Millers Dale Station, descend to River Wye, Chee Dale, Topley Pike, Burrs Farm, Shepley Farm, Chelmorton, Flagg, Sheldon, Dirtlow Farm, Bakewell - leader Andrew Irwin - Sunday (19+ mile walk in 7.5 hours)

Municipal Garden near bus stop in Bakewell
as above
River Wye
Geese guarding helicopter
Plaque to Richard Arkwright Junior - on Lumford House across the way from the more famous Holme Hall
walking towards Cracknowl wood
leaving Cracknowl Wood
on the Monsal Trail - old station buildings now a private house next to Hall
Thornbridge Hall
cyclist entering Headstone Tunnel
viaduct (as information notice below) just beyond this portal
the River Wye upstream of viaduct
The River Wye downstream of viaduct
on Monsal Trail
Cressbrook Mill (now residential accommodation)
Cressbrook Mill
Cressbrook Hall seen from path above Cressbrook Tunnel
zoomed further into Hall

rock climber on smooth limestone seen from above climbing in Water-cum-Jolly Dale 


above the Cressbrook Tunnel
Monsal Trail and Litton Tunnel seen below
River Wye hidden below
Litton Mill seen from path above tunnel
descending to Monsal Trail
on Trail towards Millers Dale Station
down to River Wye after passing Millers Dale Station
abseiling from viaduct over River Wye
greasy smooth limestone scramble
climber hanging ominously above
stepping stones
another set of stepping stones
lunch break above Topley Pike Quarry
Burrs Farm?
the countryside can be a dangerous place!
Deep Dale in distance - we went to right
Magpie Mine

we entered Sheldon soon after seeing the mine - rest of route much as walk from Sheldon into Bakewell on 24th June 2015

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