676 Winster to Bonsall

Buttercups were once thought to increase the butter content of milk. They don't, but it's a delight of summer to walk through the golden flowers that fill the meadows above the ancient lead mining village of Bonsall, with its 17th century cottages and medieval stone cross. The old Bonsall Mine workings are a treasure trove for flower hunters and in early July we counted over 80 different flowers on this walk.

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LOCATION: Fifteen miles south-east of Buxton
START: Winster. Free car park off B5056, opposite Miners Standard
Grid ref: SK239603 Postcode: DE4 2DQ
DISTANCE: 8 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Winster & Bonsall
EN ROUTE: Limestone Way

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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