Near the start of the walk the view from MonsalHead. A little cool but it does look promising for a good day.
Todays walk heading over the viaduct then left up the path on the skyline on the left before returning
along the Monsal Trail from the valley ahead.
A panoramic shot from the same location. Click on the image for a full sized version.
View from the viaduct looking down Monsal Dale.
On the other side of the viaduct we leave the Monsal Trail heading up hill towards Brushfield.
On the way to Brushfield looking down to the Weir in Monsal Dale.
A Lessar Celandine (I think) just to the left of our path.
Just inside a barn at Brushfield I came across this inquisitive youngster.........
And when hes a little older he'll be jointing his friends in the fields.
Entering High Dale.
At the end of High Dale we enter more traditional Dales countryside with a multitude of dry stone walls.
The occasional barns breaking up the extensive dry stone walls.
The footpath just before Priestcliffe.
I couldnt' resist this shot of the church at the end od Millers Dale.
One of the many bridges as we cross the river and join the Monsal Trail.
And here's the main bridge with the rising path to the left.
Wood Anemone, plenty of these around today.
Joining the Monsal Trail you can see some Wood Anemones to the right........
And more on this path dropping down to Ravenstor.
Near Litton Mill we have to cross the river again to continue our journey alongside the river.
One of the weirs on the river in Millers Dale.
Is this a Marsh Marigold? again not too sure.
This looks like a quiet spot to stop for a bite to eat.
Perhaps I was wrong, one sniff of the sandwiches and out they popped.
A Red Campion at the side of the path.
Heading back across the river at Cressbrook Weir.
The footpath just under the cliffs floods very easily so it was good to walk that part this year.
Rejoining the Monsal Trail for the last time looking back to Cressbrook.
Our last river crossing before the climb back up to Monsal Head (on the skyline).