Limestone Way

80 kilometres / 50 miles linear walking route

Limestone Way signpost banner 

start Castleton, Derbyshire grid ref SK150829

finish Rocester, Staffordshire SK108392


Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL24 The Peak District - White Peak area

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 259 Derby


Stage 1 Castleton bus service to Monyash bus service accommodation available caravan camping sitefood available

22.15 kilometres / 13.75 miles approx walking time 5 hours 25 mins 

start of track towards Hay Dale continue track towards Hay Dale

continuing track towards Hay Dale passing footpath on right

sheep wash increasing slope

urban sign at start of Hay Dale limestone edge above Hay Dale

fungal stump fungal tree stump 

dead wood Hay Dale another urban sign 

stone wall rebuilding towards minor road 

edge of Peter Dale start of Peter Dale

Monk's Dale narrowing ahead stone track through Monk's Dale

Monk's Dale opens up again crossing grass field 

gate post way marker

Monk's Dale narrowing ahead Entering monk's Dale National Nature Reserve

Ankle breaking Monk's Dale Leaving Monk's Dale 


Stage 2 Monyash to Brassington

26.4 kilometres / 16.4 miles approx walking time 6 hours 25 mins 


outskirts of Winster

Upper Town


cross the midshires way


Stage 3 Brassington to Rocester

26.8 kilometres / 16.7 miles approx walking time 6 hours 15 mins 




 link to Manifold Trail


link to Staffordshire Way 



Arbor Low bed and breakfast 

Arbor Low bed and breakfast, is a family farmhouse, next to the neolithic stone circle, Arbor Low, near Monyash and Youlgrave and Lathkill Dale. The Limestone Way runs about a mile away and on that we are midway between Castleton and Matlock. We have 2 rooms, normally a double and twin, but can be flexible, guests also have their own lounge. For walkers without transport we can do an evening meal.


Walking in Derbyshire

White Peak Walks: The Southern Dales

White Peak Walks: The Northern Dales

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