BRADFORD DALE/YOULGREAVE/ALPORT - 18/01/04
Today we visit Bradford Dale in the Peak District and surrounding areas. We start our walk from the small village of Alport, you can reach the village off the A515 Roman road that runs from Buxton to Ashbourne. The area is signposted towards Youlgreave off this road. Once you reach Youlgreave, Alport is approximately 3/4 mile further on through the village. For a map of the area click here. The day starts foggy, with a sharp frost but brightens later.
|Views of Alport above, left photo shows the river Lathkill running under an old Packhorse bridge, close to the point where it runs into the river Bradford.|
|A short walk away from Alport we look around the larger village of Youlgreave, or as locals spell the village, Youlgrave. The photo on the right above shows the water tower that supplied the village with water from 1829, in order that villagers did not have to make the trek carrying water up from the river Bradford. The pub in the left photo above is one of three in the village, The George Hotel.|
|Views of Bradford Dale above, the path in the centre photo shows the route from the Dale over the bridge up into the village of Youlgreave.|
|From Alport we walk alongside the river Lathkill towards the the medieval Conksbury bridge, as featured in the photo on the left. For photos from further along Lathkill Dale than this bridge, visit our page from 05/05/03 by clicking here.|