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Monsal Dale

 

Due to a lack of precision in reading the web site we arrived at Peak Rail for the 1940s day an hour and a half before the gates opened. So casting around for somewhere to spend the time  we spotted Monsal Dale on the map and, knowing it was supposed to be a local beauty spot, we decided to see for ourselves.


Monsal Dale is the part of the Wye valley in Derbyshire between Water cum Jolly dale and the foot of Taddington dale. Parking at Monsal Head we could see the aqueduct that once carried the Midland Red Railway Line, now converted to a cycleway, and a fine view with the river Wye flowing through the dale, so you do the natural thing and take some pictures. This is just one of them.

 

 

Monsal Dale

 

Due to a lack of precision in reading the web site we arrived at Peak Rail for the 1940s day an hour and a half before the gates opened. So casting around for somewhere to spend the time  we spotted Monsal Dale on the map and, knowing it was supposed to be a local beauty spot, we decided to see for ourselves.


Monsal Dale is the part of the Wye valley in Derbyshire between Water cum Jolly dale and the foot of Taddington dale. Parking at Monsal Head we could see the aqueduct that once carried the Midland Red Railway Line, now converted to a cycleway, and a fine view with the river Wye flowing through the dale, so you do the natural thing and take some pictures. This is just one of them.

 

 

comments (9)

This is a great shot- what an interesting bridge - and the treatment makes the sky feel so ominous!
Les Auld: Thank you Elizabeth, HDR does bring out the clouds.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Aug 2011, 08:02
It's grand countryside Les and the viaduct gives the location away
Les Auld: Grand indeed Chris, thanks for the comment.
I've seen this place quite a few times on Shutterchance. I am beginning to recognize some landmarks.
Les Auld: And I'm sure you will see it again Mary, thanks for the comment.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Aug 2011, 14:23
Lovely point of view Les, the treatment has detailed the viaduct, really good smile
Les Auld: Just a touch of HDR Linda, thanks for the comment.
So you found this famous spot then Les, I have posted shots from a similar viewpoint twice on SC.and never tire of seeing more because it is such a wonderful outlook. I walked under this viaduct back in 1959 on a walk during a school holiday in the area.
Les Auld: Finally found it Brian, and it was well worth it. Thanks for the comment.
Worth getting there early Les
Les Auld: Certainly worth the detour Bill, thanks for the comment.
A fantastic shot. I love the sky.
Les Auld: They clouds were really being blown about Frances, changing every minute. Thanks for the comment.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 19 Aug 2011, 04:22
a beautiful scene. three roads. the bridge to the left is so majestic.
Les Auld: Thanks you Sherri, appreciate the comment.
Nice viaduct and view
Les Auld: Thanks John, appreciate the comment.

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