Lathkill Dale

Walk 31: Lathkill Dale via Magpie Mine

A stunning circular hike down into Lathkill Dale, with a visit to the atmospheric remains of Magpie Mine – a fine example of lead mine industrial heritage in Derbyshire.

From the car park, you head across fields and woodland, before descending into Lathkill Dale. After walking through much of the dale, you climb out to Over Haddon, then head northwest toward Magpie Mine. From the old mine, you continue on to Monyash, with the final stretch taking you back into Lathkill Dale, before finally retracing your steps back to the car park.

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  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Minimum Duration: 5 hrs
  • Refreshments: PubCafe
  • Route: Download .gpx file
  • Start Grid Ref: SK194644

Parking Location

Free parking is available at Moor Lane Car Park, Youlgreave, DE45.

Weather Forecast

Derbyshire, UK



Safety First

Please do not rely on the guidance outlined to solely navigate the hike. We highly recommend downloading the accompanying GPX file to assist navigation - but don't rely on this either. Always take a physical map and compass with you as backup, and know how to use them.


Written directions coming soon.

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