513 Priestcliffe

"My foot hurts", complained Heather. It was raining and we had progressed only a few yards along the Monsal Trail. Was our traditional springtime walk with the children to end in ignominious retreat? But then the sun came out and all was transformed. We picnicked on the steep slopes of Priestcliffe Lees and, after that, fairly romped up the slope past cowslips, early-purple orchids and yellow mountain pansies. That's the fun of walking with children - everything is suddenly fresh and new again!

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LOCATION: Six miles east of Buxton
START: Miller's Dale Station pay & display car park, off B6049, toilets
Grid ref: SK138733 Postcode: SK178SN
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: River Wye, Limestone Way, Chee Dale, Blackwell

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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