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Monsal Dale & Magpie Mine - Guided Walk

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from £38

# People

1 - 5 people

  • Chilled

  • Active

  • Tough

Adventure highlights

A beautiful and varied walk from the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water. This is a particularly varied walk with the added bonus of a fantastic array of wild flowers and orchids in spring and early summer. The walk leaves the village of Ashford in the Water and climbs up and across fields to Monsal Head providing amazing views of the Wye valley. We then descend to the river before following along it's side through Monsal Dale. We continue into Deep Dale where there is an abundance of flowers including the early purple orchid, wild thyme, cowslips and many more in spring and early summer. We progress up Deep Dale to Magpie Mine, where we explore the best preserved 19th Century lead mine in the UK, with it’s Cornish engine house, chimneys and even an old horse gin. The Peak District Mines Historical Society have done a great job in preserving what is now Derbyshire's top industrial heritage site. There will be further opportunities to see spring flowers on the return walk to Ashford in the Water, some of which have adapted to living in areas with a high lead concentration, such as the Leadwort and yellow mountain pansies. Further details and a recommended gear list will be sent to you after booking. You can also **[visit our website for full details](**. **COVID-19 Guidance**  All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England. We plan to start operating again from 29th March in line with the schedule published by the government. If you would like further information or have any concerns please contact us or [**visit our website**](  **Book with Confidence Guarantee**  In addition to our standard terms we continue to allow you to reschedule your booking at any time for up to 12 months if required as a result of COVID-19. If local or national restrictions prevent you from attending you will also have the option of a full refund (minus booking or payment processing fees).

Price details

  • Per person

Add-ons available:

  • Donate to the Peak District National Park Foundation to help protect this area for future generations

Booking and availability

  • Best price guarantee
  • Safe & secure booking
  • No booking fees


Meeting place

We'll meet at the old bridge in Ashford in the Water. There is a small public car park and some limited roadside parking around the village.

What is included

  • Other
    Experienced award winning guide and qualified Mountain Leader.

Things you'll need to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other
    Hiking Boots essential. A full list of recommended gear will be emailed to you upon booking, or you can contact us in advance for more information.




Starting point

We'll meet at the old bridge in Ashford in the Water. There is a small public car park and some limited roadside parking around the village.