Bradford Dale, Youlgreave, Derbyshire Location map
 
  View of Bradford Dale, Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   Bradford Dale, Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

Looking back along Bradford Dale towards the bridge at the bottom of Mawstone Lane, Youlgreave.

 

 

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  Picture of cattle grazing, Bradford Dale, Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   Bradford Dale, Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

These cattle were grazing contendedly in the dale when we passed by. The black ones were originally with the light tan ones on the other side until they decided the grass on the other side is always greener and walked through the river to join us on this side.

The cows seemed totally oblivious to us and other people - they probably see quite a few of us.

 

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  Picture of Bradford Dale, Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   Bradford Dale, Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

About a quarter mile along the dale we came across another little lane coming down the valley side from Youlgreave with this simple little stone bridge, which Amanda is crossing, taking the footpath across the river to continue along the other side.

 

 

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  Picture of Bradford Dale, Bradford, Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   Bradford Dale, Youlgreave.

This view along the dale shows some of the artificial trout pools which have been formed by small dams such as the one ahead with a small spillway.

The water is so clear we could stand and watch the trout swimming about very easily.

 

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  Picture of Bradford Dale, Bradford, Youlgreave, Derbyshire Peak District   Bradford Dale, Youlgreave.

After walking for a total distance of a little over one mile we reached a packhorse bridge across the river and, yes, that's Amanda again.

We crossed the bridge and followed the footpath, keeping right at the fork, back to Youlgreave.

This is a beautiful and tranquil dale with lots of wildlife and the level walk is to be recommended.

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