On a dreary winter’s day like today I thought we could all do with a bit of cheering up so when I discovered some images we took when we started walking in the Spring they seem like just the ticket.
Cave Dale is a picturesque valley cutting through the limestone of the Peak District. It’s quite steep in places, rising from Castleton at its eastern end and emerging to the south of Winnats Pass. I’ve seen the top section referred to as “The Hidden Valley”. The bottom of Cave Dale can be wet and because it’s in a limestone area that makes things pretty slippery so make sure you wear sensible footwear (as always) and take care when walking up it. We would always suggest walking up Cave Dale as ascents of steep hills always seem easier than descents. From the top you can follow footpaths across fields and head towards Sparrowpit or go north to Winnats Pass and Mam Tor.
Things you may not know about Cave Dale … It’s been used in two films, “The Princess Bride” and “The Other Boleyn Girl”.