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Buxton to Tideswell - Derbyshire Dales

WALK A - (10 miles) ascent of 1903ft, WALK B - (8.5 miles) ascent of 1903ft.

Both walks follow the same route out of Buxton until they reach the end of Peter Dale.

From the car park we walk through the district of Fairfield to Townend Farm. We pass through the extensive basalt and limestone quarries of Tunstead, across the railway to the hamlet of Tunstead. The route passes Wind Low to Hargatewell to the dale head that separates Hay Dale and Peer Dale. We walk along Peter Dale and as it meets Monk's Dale the two walks split.

Here the A Walk continues into Monk's Dale, through the Derbyshire Dales Nature Reserve, and at its end meets Millers Dale and the church of St Anne. We leave the dales here and ascend to the village of Tideswell.

The B Walk, at the end of Peter Dale, heads up to Monksdale House and across farmland to the village of Tideswell.

WALK C - 5 miles

We don't have a leader for this walk. If there are less than 3 people wanting to do a C Walk, we will ask them to explore the area by themselves. If they are more than 3 then a led walk will take place.