LATHKILL DALE / CURBAR EDGE - 19/11/06
Photographs on this page are from a circular walk starting at Alport in Derbyshire and views from Curbar Edge.
|From the village of Alport near Youlgrave we walked alongside the river Lathkill as far as the packhorse bridge that crosses the river near Raper Lodge. After crossing the bridge our route was uphill heading towards the fields above Haddon Hall. The autumnal views over the hall are worth the climb and give a better idea of the imposing size of the hall than you get by visiting it direct. Some of the footpaths were very muddy in places so good footwear is needed as we started our journey back towards the River Lathkill.|
|After a short walk from Haddon we join the road from Bakewell to Conksbury Village and drop downhill towards Lathkill Dale crossing the river at the medieval Conksbury Bridge before heading back through the fields alongside the river towards Alport to complete the walk.|
|The last three photos were all taken on the same day but are from Curbar Edge in the Peak District which is located to the north of Lathkill Dale near the villages of Froggatt and Curbar. The edge is another of the Peak District's gritstone edges popular with walkers and climbers and has great views of the surrounding area to the west.|