Alternative Limestone Way, Brassington to Youlgreave

It was day 2 of our trek from Ashbourne to Tunstead Milton. Today we started in Brassington and walked to Youlgreave, same mileage as yesterday, 10.5 miles.

We were well looked after by Sarah at the Manor House Guest House, had a good breakfast, gave our case to the punctual luggage transfer man from Bakewell, then set off for Winster. Jolly nice day, bright spells and warmish. Good weather for walking!

So many quarries in this part of the Peaks. Lots of lorries to go with them too. Thankfully we were mostly off busy roads. Quite a few good views but between the quarries and power lines I didn’t see any shots worth taking on my Mamiya 7 camera.

A local just outside Brassington.


Our route took us down into Winster but the Bowling Green pub was closed on Tuesdays. We headed back up the hill where it was a relief to find the Miners Standard pub open. A jolly nice pint of Pedigree was my liquid lunch.

From here we headed towards Elton and on to Robin Hoods Stride Rocks. The grey sky was clearing so we waited a few minutes. I ran off a bit over 1 roll of Ilford 400 Delta before moving off.


From here it was on to Youlgreave. Our hostelry for the night, the Farmyard Inn, was closed when we arrived before 4pm, as was the Bulls Head, so we had a pint in the George Hotel.

Youlgreave view


Good food and a comfy room at the Farmyard Inn. What a relief after yesterday’s stutter.

Tomorrow we walk to Tideswell.