Map ref: SK 154742
Pay and display car park (free to blue badge holders), toilets and information display in this dale which leads to Millers Dale. There are two parking spaces reserved for disabled people, and the compacted limestone surfaced car park is fairly smooth.
The toilet suitable for disabled people is located at the rear of the building and requires a RADAR key. Paving slab paths surround the building giving level access to the toilets.
There are picnic tables on a grass bank above the car park and one next to the footpath which is accessible to wheelchair users at the ends.
From the car park an easy going trail leads into the dale - a pleasant spot for less active and disabled people to get into the countryside, with several benches for resting.
The first 500m is wide and fairly level, with gradients not exceeding 1:18, and surfaced in tarmac. Just before the wooden bridge over the stream the path divides for about 300m so a circuit can be followed. The path surface is of compacted limestone; the left fork has a 2m ramp down of 1:12. The right hand fork has a 15mm step off the bridge then a 5m ramp down with a gradient of 1:12.
The remainder of the route to the second bridge is fairly level. There are a number of passing places for wheelchair users and benches to sit and enjoy the dale.
The route has been registered as the first BT Millennium Mile in a rural landscape. This means that it reaches the BT Countryside For All standards of accessibility.
More agile visitors can ascend a steep (greater than 1:6) rough stone slope into a disused quarry, the grassy floor of which provides an attractive picnic area with tables provided.
The steps down to the dale at the far end are steep and slightly awkward.