Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne

A long but rewarding walk


Route outline for walk d140:

Mappleton Lane Car Park  -  Ashbourne  -  The Tissington Trail  -  Thorpe  -  Pike House  -  Bostern Grange Farm  -  Hanson Grange  -  The Nabs  -  Dove Dale  -  Dove Holes  -  Taylors Wood  -  Pickering Rock  -  Ilam Rock  -  Shaplow Dale  -  Lin Dale  -  Thorpe Cloud  -  Thorpe Mill Farm  -  The Limestone Way  -  Coldwall Bridge  -  River Dove  -  Big Peg's Wood  -  Little Peg's Wood  -  Littlepark Farm  -  Mappleton (aka Mapleton)  -  Callow Top  -  Mappleton Lane Car Park  -  Ashbourne.




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Thorpe Cloud at 287m (941ft). Thorpe Cloud is known as an English Bridget.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Limestone Way, an 80km (50 miles) linear footpath connecting Castleton in Derbyshire, England with Rocester in Staffordshire, England. The Limestone Way is waymarked by a Derby ram. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Limestone Way.

Part of this walk also follows a section of The Tissington Trail, a 21km (13 miles) linear footpath connecting Ashbourne in Derbyshire, with Parsley Hay in Derbyshire, England. Originally a railway line built in 1890 to connect Buxton to Ashbourne, it was finally closed to rail traffic in 1967. The Tissington Trail is waymarked by occasional named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Tissington Trail.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Peak District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL24 The Peak District - White Peak area


259 Derby, Uttoxeter, Ashbourne & Cheadle


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

119 Buxton & Matlock, Bakewell & Dove Dale


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne

In no particular order . . .

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Tissington Spires, Reynards (Dove Dale) and Dove Dale from the summit of Thorpe Cloud

Tissington Spires, Reynards (Dove Dale) and Dove Dale from the summit of Thorpe Cloud

Photo: Brian Lunn (6)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Dove Holes in Dove Dale near Milldale,

Dove Holes in Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (14)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Ilam Rock, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Ilam Rock, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (16)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Bunster Hill from near Coldwall Bridge, Thorpe, Dove Dale

Bunster Hill from near Coldwall Bridge, Thorpe, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (2)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - The River Dove, Dove Dale

The River Dove, Dove Dale

Photo: Mike Talbot (2)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Ilam Rock Bridge, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Ilam Rock Bridge, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (15)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Ilam Rock Bridge with Ilam Rock beyond, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Ilam Rock Bridge with Ilam Rock beyond, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (17)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Stepping Stones across the River Dove in Dove Dale

Stepping Stones across the River Dove in Dove Dale

Photo: Brian Lunn (2)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Climbing Thorpe Cloud

Climbing Thorpe Cloud

Photo: Brian Lunn (4)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - On The Nab above Edale

On The Nab above Edale

Photo: Andrew Wright (1)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Looking up to Thorpe Cloud from Dove Dale

Looking up to Thorpe Cloud from Dove Dale

Photo: Brian Lunn (1)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - On top of Thorpe Cloud

On top of Thorpe Cloud

Photo: Elliot Newman (1)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Dove Dale near Milldale,

Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (13)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - The Lower River Dove from Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

The Lower River Dove from Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (5)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Thorpe and Cliff Top (Swinscoe) from Thorpe Cloud summit

Thorpe and Cliff Top (Swinscoe) from Thorpe Cloud summit

Photo: Brian Lunn (8)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Thorpe Cloud summit

Thorpe Cloud summit

Photo: Brian Lunn (7)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Weir on The Lower River Dove near Coldwall Bridge, Thorpe, Dove Dale

Weir on The Lower River Dove near Coldwall Bridge, Thorpe, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (3)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Me and Karl on a windy Thorpe Cloud above Dove Dale

Me and Karl on a windy Thorpe Cloud above Dove Dale

Photo: Rebecca Fowler (1)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Dove Dale Stepping Stones across the River Dove

Dove Dale Stepping Stones across the River Dove

Photo: Brian Lunn (3)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Dove Dale from Achas Bank above Milldale,

Dove Dale from Achas Bank above Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (10)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Me on top of Thorpe Cloud, Dove Dale

Me on top of Thorpe Cloud, Dove Dale

Photo: Samantha Armstrong (1)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (4)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Dove Dale from Achas Bank above Milldale,

Dove Dale from Achas Bank above Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (11)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Dove Dale from the summit of Thorpe Cloud

Dove Dale from the summit of Thorpe Cloud

Photo: Brian Lunn (5)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - The River Dove, Dove Dale near Milldale,

The River Dove, Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (18)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - The River Dove and Dove Dale from Thorpe Cloud

The River Dove and Dove Dale from Thorpe Cloud

Photo: Brian Lunn (9)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Hartington from Hartington Station on the Tissington Trail

Hartington from Hartington Station on the Tissington Trail

Photo: Mike Talbot (3)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Dove Dale near Milldale,

Dove Dale near Milldale,

Photo: Janice Black (12)

Walk d140 The Tissington Trail and Dove Dale from Ashbourne - Coldwall Bridge, near Thorpe, Dove Dale

Coldwall Bridge, near Thorpe, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (1)


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