Milldale, Derbyshire

Milldale is a small picturesque village (aren't they all !) in Derbyshire about 8 miles north-west of Ashbourne.

Not to be confused with Millers Dale, which is further to the north.

As with many villages, Milldale grew from an early farming community and is now a popular site for visitors. With its stream, old pack-horse bridge, and grey stone buildings it is extremely picturesque (that word again!). From the village you can walk over the Viator's Bridge. So named from the character Viator in Izaak Waltons's "The Compleat Angler" who said of it as "Why!, a mouse can hardly go over it; it is but two fingers broad". Once over the bridge you can walk to Dovedale following the River Dove through what is probably one of the most "picturesque" (I can't think of a more apt word!) dales in Britain.

Here is a link to Neil Tonks's page who has walked it - (walk description)

Here a a few photos of the place, if anybody has anything to add - please let me know.

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Accommodation Locally

 

Walks In The Peak District - Two hour walk - Alstonefield-Milldale
Snap The Peaks.co.uk - Local walks and photographs


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