Stage 2: Monyash to Brassington — Limestone Way
Dan Hobson planned a hike.
March 16, 2020
On this hike, you visit a Bronze Age stone circle, see the huge rock pillars that Robin Hood once leapt across, and experience fine views over the rolling Derbyshire Dales.
With 16.8 miles (27 km) of distance and 1,800 feet (549 m) of climbing over an unforgiving up/down terrain, this is a tough hike. (For a suggestion on how to split the hike, see below).
From Monyash, the trail takes you through meadows above Lathkill Dale and then drops steeply into the atmospheric Bradford Dale, which you follow to the village of Youlgreave.
You then rise through farmland and a small woodland to reach the enchanting Nine Stones Close, the tallest of all the Peak District's Stone Circles, which dates to the Bronze Age.
A short step later you find the breathtaking Robin Hood’s Stride, Cratcliffe Rocks, and the curious Hermit's Cave, complete with its 4 foot (1.2 m) high carved crucifixion.
You drop to the road and rise through countryside past Winster, which makes a good choice for a pub-stop. If you want to split the hike, the village also has accommodation, places to eat and drink, and a shop.
The trail reaches a high point near Blakelow Hill, descends past Bonsall and climbs to finish in the village of Brassington, which has some accommodation and a pub that serves food.
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