Uses part of the Limestone Way. Probably a good route for all seasons as mostly grassy fields and firm tracks / quiet roads. Alternative route suggested for boggy section in winter
Distance 10.3 km
Uses part of the Limestone Way to link the interesting villages of Winster and Bonsall (Uppertown), both of which were linked with lead mining. The return leg includes the less visited Horse Dale. Two routes suggested depending upon ground conditions.
Good walk for winter. It is possible to continue route back all the way up Horse Dale (crossing Limestone Way again) in summer but top part gets muddy in winter, hence diversion via Green Lane. Little climbing involved.
Tips and hintsFor those who do not know Winster, it is worth a detour down into the village. There is a community shop and another pub and Winster Market House (National Trust) has a display about the history of lead mining in the area.
SK 23867 60241
30U 590661 5888568
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