773 Sheldon and Deep Dale

A million cowslips take a lot of counting, but that's how many there are in Deep Dale. And there must be almost as many early purple orchids making this valley one of the finest of the Peak District's delights of Spring.

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LOCATION: Eight miles east of Buxton
START: A6 White Lodge picnic site. Pay & Display. Toilets
Grid ref: SK170706 Postcode: SK179UH
DISTANCE: 6.0 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
EN ROUTE: Shacklow Wood, River Wye

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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