Sunday, 17 October 2010

Beresford, Wolfscote and Biggin Dale

We don't get to Derbyshire as often as we would like, these busy lives we lead! so as we had a free day yesterday we made the most of it and headed out to the glorious Derbyshire Dales.
We started our walk from the popular village of Hartington.
Walking through a couple of fields with grazing cattle, the path leads down to the picturesque Beresford Dale,



One of a few small weirs to be found along the dale




The first half of Beresford Dale is a rocky and enclosed dale with the pretty River Dove flowing through it, but after crossing this bridge the dale widens allowing more light in so the occasional splash of colour creeps in too such as this Meadow Cranesbill

walking past another bridge, which crosses over the River Dove, we passed through a small gate way into Wolfscote Dale.


 looking back


 kestrel





 goosander



 Herb Robert

 scabious


dipper

We walked along Wolfscote Dale, a steep sided valley with the pretty River Dove flowing through with it's series of small weirs, until arrived at the meeting of three dales, choice of continuing along the River to Dove Dale, a definite no as Dove Dale is far too busy, so we opted for the round route a much quieter walk along the picturesque Biggin Dale.




then along this green lane to the road. 







 There was absolutely no way our dog would get up these so it was then down the road back to Hartington