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Fine scenery

On this walk you will experience one of the magnificent Peak District river valleys, with wooded... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Beautiful scenic walk

The walk alongside the River Wye is stunning , a very unusual bridge over the river has hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day out and a good walk along the river. Stop for lunch there as the shops are nearby. Enjoyed watching birds and ducks along the river. Car park wasn't too far. There you will also find the love bridge full with love locks.

3  Thank Gals_Adventure85
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Fabulous river running down a dale with strong stream. Swifts darting here and there and dippers flying into the water looking for fish. Easy path alongside a little muddy in place is

2  Thank Middlemiss
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On this walk you will experience one of the magnificent Peak District river valleys, with wooded slopes rising from the calm water of the river. Interesting wildlife. Avoid the area close to the main road (A6), which is unpleasantly noisy.

Thank rosemary_sealey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk alongside the River Wye is stunning , a very unusual bridge over the river has hundreds of padlocks attached to it with message,

1  Thank dianerainford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon stroll in October sunshine. Lovely clean river . Lots of wildlife. Well kept very clean. Lovely to see croquet lawns and people playing .

Thank samstersmam1
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

It’s been a few years since I strolled along the banks of the Wye, but no one should go to Bakewell and miss out on this. It’s beautiful, and there’s a lot to quietly take in. Trees overhanging the water. Bridges, ancient and modern. Water...More

Thank Barrie L
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Please take time to enjoy this beautiful part of nature. We walked along this rivier for a bit and loved it.

Thank E M
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spent about an hour after parking the car in this beautiful part of the Peaks with some magnificent views......the viaduct, the River Wye, old Cottages, woodland, and the Dales. It was a very hot sunny day and so we relaxed after our walk in the...More

Thank venicefish
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Drive down, leave your car and explore. quite and peaceful. Loads of trails to wander along. pack some sandwiches and just take a break !!

2  Thank Ranjit1945
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

You get what you pay for here, told by reception that we had to move the cars after unloading , no one else in the field did. You need a code for the toilet and shower block. There is only 2 ladies toilets and 3...More

Thank Linda231960
Reviewed 26 July 2018

With the good weather and a beautiful river full of wildlife and a few dogs and children this is an amazing walk, which is park of the limestone walk

1  Thank RamssBottom
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Beautiful part of the Peaks with some magnificent views all around. So you have the viaduct, the River Wye, Quaint Cottages, woodland, and the Dales especially Cressbrook all on a sunny Sunday afternoon, couldn't think of a better way to while away a few hours,...More

2  Thank Vincent B
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21 June 2018|
Response from Pete B | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw. The river is quite shallow
Jamie G
4 May 2018|
Response from Adrian B | Reviewed this property |
A better bet would be to park in Baslow and walk around the Chatsworth estate. That's better for pushchairs and there are several excellent pubs and restaurants in Baslow.
John W
9 July 2017|
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Response from CatnAlan |
Hello Day permits from the peacock at rowsley Dry fly only Catch and release No wading Strictly enforced £70 per session