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The Leaden Boot Challenge - A stroll around the route.

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The Green opposite the Village Hall in Autumn

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The George at Alstonefield

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St Peter's Church and The Old Vicarage, Alstonefield

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Millway Lane

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Millway Lane, Milldale

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The hamlet of Milldale with the valley of Hope Dale in the distance

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From Baley Hill, looking towards Mill Dale and Wolfescote Dale

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The summit of Baley Hill

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Sheep on Baley Hill

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Dovedale from Baley Hill

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Wild garlic in Nabs Dale

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Dove Holes

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Ilam Rock and footbridge over The Dove

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Sunrise over Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud

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Ilam from Bunster Hill

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Entrance to Ilam Hall, the NT Visitor Centre and Ilam Country Park

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Ilam Church and Hall

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The gardens of Ilam Hall, with the church and Thorpe Cloud in the background

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Musden Wood in early Spring

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Manifold Valley and Thorpe Cloud from a meadow near to Slade House

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Descending towards Throwley

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The ruins of Old Throwley Hall

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Beeston Tor in the Manifold Valley

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Beeston Tor Farm with Beeston Tor across the river

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Spring lambs near to Grindon

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Scarecrow in a field opposite Ossams Farm

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On the narrow hillside path between Ossams Farm and Wetton Mill

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Ossams Hill, looking towards Ecton Hill

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Wetton Mill in January

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Wetton Mill cafe and cave

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Approaching Sugarloaf

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Broad Ecton Farm

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Ecton Hill, looking South

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The summit of Ecton Hill looking towards Warslow

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Approaching Ecton with "The Folly" ahead

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The Manifold Trail near Ecton

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Cattle feeding at Hayesgate

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Sheen and The Staffordshire Knot

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Approaching Sheen Hill

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Looking in the distance towards Dovedale, from Sheen Hill

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Descending Sheen Hill

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The track down to Pilsbury

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Footbridge over The Dove at Pilsbury

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Pilsbury

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Pilsbury in Spring

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Snow Drops in The Dove valley at Pilsbury

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An unusual natural rock enclosure near Pilsbury

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Upper Dove Valley

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Looking across the Dove Valley towards Sheen Hill

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Sheep on the skyline on the side of the Upper Dove Valley

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Looking towards Hartington along the Upper Dove Valley

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Early evening on the side of the Upper Dove Valley

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Hartington village pump with the Olde Cheese Shop in background

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Cattle on the Beresford Estate, near to Morson Wood

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The Pike Pool in Beresford Dale

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Path to Narrow Dale with the hamlet and hill in distance

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Narrow Dale valley

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Stile near to Low Plantation, Alstonefield

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Approaching Alstonefield, near to Pea Low