Tideswell Dale & Miller’s Dale

Tideswell Dale

ENJOY moving at the pace of the river’s flow in a landscape telling a story of former industry. The River Wye powered two cotton mills downstream – Litton Mill and Cressbrook Mill. Magma has baked the surrounding rocks, creating columns in the clays and transforming limestone into marble. Look out for local traffic on the road to Litton Mill.

Fact File
StartThe car park at Tideswell Dale off the B4049, south of Tideswell or from the A6 Buxton to Bakewell Road. OS grid ref: SK 1538 7418, postcode: SK17 8SN.
Distance3.2 km to Miller’s Dale.
Nearest FacilitiesTideswell and Miller’s Dale. Independently operated
RefreshmentsRefreshment Room café at Miller’s Dale – please check opening times before visiting at https://www.blueberryfood.co.uk/the-refreshment-room
ToiletsPublic toilet at Millers Dale. No baby change facilities.


  • Access for All route:
  • Take the path past the building and through the gate to the sculpture and the first bridge.
  • Continue on either path to the second bridge.
  • Continue down the dale, following the stream to meet the road.
  • Turn right and follow the road and the River Wye upstream to Millers Dale.
  • Access for Many route:
  • Start from the parking area before Litton Mill for a shorter route to Miller’s Dale (1.6 km) or for reversing the route along Tideswell Dale. The upper loop from the car park is 1km.

Editor’s Note: Other Miles without Stiles routes in the Peak Park can be downloaded via https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/miles-without-stiles#mwsroutes
A Miles without Stiles handbook is also available, priced £5.95, from Peak District National Park visitor centres. All proceeds go towards the funding of access improvements.