Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Wednesday 12 December 2018 – A Grey Day in the Peak District

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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.

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Tansley Dale drops the walker down to Cressbrook Dale after the climb up to Litton.

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After coffee and soup in Great Longstone, a good path led me to the Monsal Trail.

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Today’s route saw me heading through three tunnels, the first being Headstone Tunnel – from which you emerge at Monsal Head.

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Cressbrook and Litton Tunnels are soon reached, but not before this view towards Cressbrook.

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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…

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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.

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