GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stoney Middleton Walks

3 miles (5 km)

Enjoy a short walk through the pretty Coombs Dale on this route from the village of Stoney Middleton. There's some nice limestone scenery, attractive woodland, and nice views over the surrounding Peak District countryside.
Just to the west of the village centre you can pick up a footpath heading south to Coombs Dale. Here you follow a tree lined bridleway through the dale. You head towards Deep Rake at the southern end of the dale. Here you have the option of heading a short distance to the west and enjoying a walk along Longstone Edge. The limeston ridge runs from east to west for about 6 kilometres (3.7mi), from the village ofCalverto the River Wye atMonsal Dale. There's fabulous over the White Peak from the 395 metres (1,296ft) high point.
You could also head north east to Calver Peak and the village of Calver.
This walk follows other footpaths back through the dale before returning to Stoney Middleton.
Back in the village you can enjoy refreshments at the walker friendly Lover's Leap cafe or the Moon Inn pub.
The village is located just to the south of Eyam where you can pick up a number of good walking trails.
You could also head a short distance to the east to pick up the long distance Derwent Valley Heritage Way and enjoy riverside paths along the River Derwent.

Postcode

S32 4TL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Stoney Middleton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stoney Middleton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Moon Inn dates from 1823 and can be found on the High Street at postcode S32 4TL.

Dog Walking

The wooded dale makes for a fine dog walk and the Moon Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east from the village and you could enjoy climbs to Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge. There's some fine rock formations and wonderful views to enjoy from these elevated spots.
Just to the south west is the neighbouring village of Great Longstone. The historic village includes a 13th century church and a fine 17th century pub. Our circular walk from the village climbs to the splendid limestone ridge at Longstone Edge, just to the north of the settlement.
For more walking ideas in the area see the White Peak Walks page.

Photos

Stoney Middleton - High Street junction with The Avenue (A623) - geograph.org.uk - 987974

Stoney Middleton. High Street junction with The Avenue (A623). View with the Moon Inn on the right and the village cross on the left.

Rose hips and sheep in Coombs Dale - geograph.org.uk - 945982

Rose hips and sheep in Coombs Dale

Footpath between Stoney Middleton and Calver - geograph.org.uk - 1365811

Footpath between Stoney Middleton and Calver

View over Coombs Dale to Highfields Farm - geograph.org.uk - 148937

View over Coombs Dale to Highfields Farm. This shows typical upland sheep pasture on the slopes of Longstone Edge above Stoney Middleton.

Limestone outcrop above Coombs Dale - geograph.org.uk - 602950

Limestone outcrop above Coombs Dale. Typical limestone scenery of the area with virtually dry steep sided valleys and rocky outcrops.

The old road down Coombs Dale - geograph.org.uk - 148940

The old road down Coombs Dale. This is an old road now only a bridleway. The scenery is a typical limestone dale with some signs of scrub encroachment.

Waterfall on Dale Brook, Stoney Middleton - geograph.org.uk - 1713604

Waterfall on Dale Brook

Stoney Middleton - View towards The Fold - geograph.org.uk - 986122

View towards The Fold in the village.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Stoney Middleton.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)