Almost a circular walk from Bakewell today, I actually finished the walk at the bus stop where you climb up from the Monsal Trail, just north of Bakewell.
I started by taking a shortcut through Bath Gardens to Buxton Road, heading west to Ashford in the Water, going along the road and then the riverside footpath.
The open top tour bus which takes passengers on a scenic route through the Peak District was waiting at the bus stop in Ashford in the Water...I saw it on its travels a couple of other times today.
I continued to Monsal Head where I popped in the cafe for a pot of tea, but resisted the cranberry and lemon flapjack, claiming it was too early. I then walked down the road to the village of Little Longstone.
I took a path going across the fields to Great Longstone, walked through the village and found one of the paths going over to the Monsal Trail.
I stayed on the Trail for a couple of miles, arriving at the bus stop only needing to wait a few minutes for the bus going back to Sheffield.