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24th September 2021 – Peak District, Derbyshire

The weather forecast didn’t live up to its promises but it didn’t spoil a lovely walk with friends through Millers Dale in the Wye Valley of Derbyshire in the Peak District.

We started our walk at the Monsal viaduct

We started along the Monsal Trail along with cyclists, joggers and other walkers through two well-lit former railway tunnels and then dropped down to the River Wye and made our way back through the Cramside Wood Nature Reserve back to Cressbrook Mill.

The noticeboard for the nature reserve promised us dippers and grey wagtail and we weren’t disappointed. In addition we saw a little grebe (also referred to as dab chicks in these parts), a wren, moorhen, mallards, swans and heard a woodpecker.

Dipper
Grey wagtail
Wren
Little grebe
Other activities were available
Cressbrook Mill near the end of our walk (now residential)

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