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Lathkill River, Peak District

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Lathkill River, Peak District
Peak District National Park - Youlgrave, Derbyshire, England
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The Lathkill River runs through the southern Peak District National Park. Near the village of Youlgrave the area on both sides of the river forms a nature reserve, with woodland offering bird habitat. Footpaths run through the woodland and give wonderful views out over peaceful countryside. This is a beautiful spot, perfect for walks on a quiet summer evening.

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