816 Nabs Dale to Stanhope

No excuse is needed for visiting Dove Dale, but secluded Nabs Dale makes an unusual approach to the caves and limestone pinnacles. Then Hall Dale leads to Stanshope's drifts of snowdrops before a return over Mill Daleís Viator's Bridge, "tis not two fingers broad".

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LOCATION: South Peak District
START: A515, Alsop Station car park
Grid ref: SK156549 Postcode: DE6 1QP
DISTANCE: 6 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but with steep ascents & descents
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Polly's Cottage & Grove Farm Shop open Fri, Sat & Sun
EN ROUTE: Hanson Grange, Pickering Tor, Ilam Rock

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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