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Conksbury

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A gentle route following the River Lathkill through an area immersed in history. Livestock grazing.

Miles without Stiles route for Conksbury

Access for All

Distance: 510 m one-way

Nearest Facilities: Over Haddon and Youlgrave

Directions

  1. Start from the disabled parking space just above the medieval Conksbury Bridge to follow the surfaced path.
  2. Pass through the next gate to continue by the side of the river.

Conskbury Route Map (320KB) 

Getting there

Start at Conksbury Bridge, north of Youlgreave, near Bakewell.

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 2119 6565

Postcode: DE45 1JW

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Do you know?

  • A Vickers Wellington bomber crashed near here in 1941 after losing its way back from a mission. The crew had bailed out beforehand.
  • The deserted medieval settlement of Conksbury, documented in the Domesday Book (AD1086) and identifiable now by its earthwork remains, lies on the plateau on the other side of the river.
  • Dippers and other waterbirds frequent the river’s weirs, which were created to encourage fish breeding.

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