I enjoyed a breath of fresh but rather ‘dull’ air in the Peak District today.
Starting near Tideswell, I headed up to Litton on the grey but fairly warm day.
Tansley Dale drops the walker down to Cressbrook Dale after the climb up to Litton.
After coffee and soup in Great Longstone, a good path led me to the Monsal Trail.
Today’s route saw me heading through three tunnels, the first being Headstone Tunnel – from which you emerge at Monsal Head.
Cressbrook and Litton Tunnels are soon reached, but not before this view towards Cressbrook.
The old railway line is left near Litton Mill, from where a gentle stroll up Tideswell Dale takes you back to the car park, and Tideswell…
Mission accomplished. I won’t get 33 people lost when I follow this route on Sunday. I hope. 15 km with about 400 metres ascent. Map to follow on Sunday.