The Inn Way to the Peak District

June 2013.
A magnificent circuit through the Peak District.
The 'official' path is 84 miles long and is split into six stages. As usual we used the train from Peterborough, so we started at New Mills thus adding an additional 6 miles and an extra day.
iwpd title iwpd walk-in title Millenium Walkway, New Mills
Viaduct, The Torrs Riverside Park, New Mills Wier on the River Sett, The Torrs Riverside Park Start of the Sett Valley Trail to Hayfield
iwpd day1 title Leaving Hayfield on the Snake Path Above Hayfield at "Twenty Trees" (but we could only find 19)
Open views from Middle Moor Shooting Cabin, Middle Moor Kinder Reservoir
Steve on the path above Kinder Reservoir Tower, Kinder Reservoir On the Snake Path - first view of Kinder Scout, right
Carolyn checks directions to the Snake Inn ! No, Steve, Kinder Scout is not an optional extra ... "Carry straight on along a clear path heading down the infant River Ashop on your right set in a shallow valley"
Fully refreshed after a lemonade at the Snake Pass Inn Hope Cross Taking a break at Hope Cross
Approaching Win Hill (463 m) Trig point (Ta-dah !) on Win Hill.  Looking over Ladybower Reservoir. The River Derwent from Yorkshire Bridge
Above Bamford - Hathersage comes into view. Little John's grave, Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hathersage Little Joh's gravestone
iwpd day2 title Church gates, Hathersage Buttercup meadow, approaching Cowclose Farm
North Lees Hall Heading towards Stannage Edge and Plantation Final approach to Stannage Edge
P1000127 Fine view from Stannage Edge Looking along the Edge - our way ahead
Well-worn trail along the top of Stannage Edge P1000132 Trig Point (457 m) southern end of Stannage Edge
P1000135 "Pick up a clear stone-pitched paththat leads straight on down across moorland towards the distinctive 'tor' of Carl Wark (Iron Age hill-fort)" View from Carl Wark - looking back at Higger Tor
Packhorse over Burbage Brook - a lovely spot for our lunch-stop Poser ! Taking a dip.  Highland calf, Longshaw Estate
Crossing the meadow, approaching Hay Wood Water stop, Froggat Edge Impressive gritstone outcrop (Froggat Pinacle?), Froggat Edge
Curbar Edge Water stop, Curbar Edge The 'Eagle Stone', Baslow Edge
Wellington's Monument Detail, Wellington's Monument Taking a moment to enjoy the view, Carolyn at Baslow Edge
Our bed for the night - The Devonshire Arms, Baslow iwpd day3 title Cottages, leaving Baslow
Entrance to the Chatsworth Estate Looking downstream,  River Derwent, Chatsworth Bridge Bridge in early morning sunshine, Chatsworth Estate
Views upstream from Chatsworth Bridge Edensor village Looking back to Chatsworth House
Looking back to Chatsworth House Derelict mill Squeeze stile beyond Beeley
Flowers, Burnt Wood "... through a gap in a large retaining wall set in a disused quarry." P1000181
Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor Plantation Colourful moorland vegetation The "solitary gritstone outcrop of the Cork Stone (hand grips)"
Birchover Church Robin Hood's Stride Looking down to Youlgrave from Harthill Moor Farm
iwpd day4 title P1000201 River Lathkill from Conksbury Bridge
River Lathkill Clapper bridge, head of Lathkill Dale Bateman's House (lead mining ruins)
Lathkill Dale P1010730 Magpie Mine
Imposing structures at Magpie Mine Looking back to the mine Approaching the head of Deep Dale
Wier on the River Wye .. and again ... Approaching Cressbrook Tunnel on the Monsal Trail
Cressbrook Mill, heading down from the Monsal Trail Weir and millpond, by Cressbrook Mill A reflective River Wye
Tideswell Dale Sculpture, Tidesewll Dale carpark iwpd day5 title
Cressbrook Dale Cressbrook Dale (Peter's Stone in the distance, right) Yet another squeeze stile
Enclosed well, Foolow Eyam Hall Water troughs, Eyam
Llama, above Eyam Surveying the stunning view ... A close shave .. ?
".. reach the brow of a steep bank beside a stone cairn (superb views)" Dropping down from Eyam Moor (Bretton Clough, left) Still descending ..
Woodland, Abney Clough Cement Works, Hope Leaving Brough
"Buttercup" ?? iwpd day6 title The Green, Castleton Market Place
A steady cimb up Cave Dale A look back at Peveril Castle A distant view of Mam Tor
Mam Tor much closer now View from the summit, Mam Tor (517 m) A look back along the ridge to Mam Tor
OMG - yet another squeeze stile Railway bridge, approaching Edale A crossing-of-paths, Edale.  Now we join the Pennine Way ...
Carolyn checks we are still on the route The "ruinous barn".  Vale of Edale beyond. "Carry on down along the very clear path .. "
Water trough at Lee House Farm A brief stop for a photo ... ... each ...
... before climbing steeply up Jacob's Ladder. Edale Cross ... ... a lovely spot for lunch !
One last climb and we'll be back in Hayfield Back at The George - The Inn Way completed - Cheers !! A great walk - Bottoms up !
Zzzzzz ...