There is nothing more enjoyable than a good old family walk in the countryside. Getting away from technology and enjoying the great outdoors is the only way to reconnect with yourself. Stepping Stone walks, as well as being fun for us, are a great way to entertain the kids, and in the Peak District the most famous of them all is Dovedale, but we’ve got an alternative stepping stone walk for you to try.
Found near the famous town of Buxton, Chee Dale is a fantastic walk where ramblers can enjoy negotiating slippery stepping stones. Not too far from Yorkshire, the lesser-known gorge is found in the Upper Wye Valley along the Monsal Trail.
The protected nature reserve has all sorts of wildlife to observe such as dippers, chiffchaff and the willow warbler. You can enjoy a walk starting and finishing at Topley Pike layby.
You can follow the River Wye along the Monsal Trail, where you’ll come across some beautiful scenery along your way as well as beautiful stepping stones that are watched over by limestone cliffs that saw above you.
Crystal clear waters and rolling hills are the perfect antidotes to the change in weather over the coming months. So make sure that you don your jacket and boots and get out and enjoy nature. There’s no better antidote than a bit of fresh air and exercise.
There are plenty of signposts around the area, so you can get stuck into whatever walk you feel like doing long or short as you like. There are riverside footpaths the length of Chee Dale and several wooden footbridges and ancient stone walls.