2 hr 21 mins
5.46 miles (8.73 Km)
Considerately in the village of Litton. Important note: The bridge behind Cressbrook Mill is currently closed. Either follow the path upstream to Litton Mill, or head downstream to the bridge by Upperdale Farm (approx 1 km)
Head diagonally across
Turn left onto farm track for 30
Head down field trending slightly leftwards to
Over stile and follow
Keep towards the bottom of the valley avoiding the path leftwards uphill that would take you to Wardlow.
After the small bridge turn left, keeping to the valley floor.
Pass Ravensdale cottages on your left and continue up to the road.
At the road turn left, heading downhill until you reach the turning on the right into the car park of Cressbrook Mill apartments.
Follow the footpath signs around the right-hand side of the car park passing the mill race on your right.
At the junction of paths take the left fork over the bridge (the path to the right takes you along the valley floor through the nature reserve which is also very worthwhile but the path can get very muddy/wet after rain).
Once over the bridge, take the stone steps to the top then turn right onto a faint path.
When path forks, take either option as they meet up again above the entrance to the Cressbrook Tunnel on the Monsal Trail.
From the point where the paths meet up again, continue along the path with the Monsal Trail down to your right.
Continue over a stile above the entrance to the Litton Tunnel and on to some caves on your left.
At this point take the path downhill to a stile and onto the Monsal Trail.
Continue for a short distance on the Trail and 50
The path heads back on yourself initially but then drops downhill to a bridge.
Over the bridge and turn left on the quiet road passing a row of cottages on your right.
Shortly after the Field Study Centre take the wide track on your right signposted to Tideswell.
Continue on this path (where path forks, both paths head in
Turn right towards Litton keeping to the path on the right until your reach a path on the right just before the 1st cottage of the village.
Through gate and turn right uphill to
Turn left onto
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