Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam

An easy stroll with one short steep climb


Route outline for walk s187:

Ilam  -  Ilam Country Park  -  River Manifold  -  Lower Dove Dale  -  Upper Musden  -  Hazelton Clump  -  Blore  -  Coldwall Farm  -  The Limestone Way  -  Coldwall Bridge  -  The Manifold Trail  -  River Dove  -  Fishpond Wood  -  River Manifold  -  Ilam



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

For much of the year the River Manifold appears dry. In fact it runs underground from Wettonmill to Ilam taking 22 hours to cover the 4 miles.

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 Manifold Trail, a 37km (23 miles) linear footpath connecting Manifold Head, near Flash in Staffordshire, with Dovedale Car Park, near Ilam in Derbyshire, England. The Manifold Trail is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Manifold 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 s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam

In no particular order . . .

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - 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 s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Coldwall Bridge, near Thorpe, Dove Dale

Coldwall Bridge, near Thorpe, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (1)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Looking up to Thorpe Cloud from Dove Dale

Looking up to Thorpe Cloud from Dove Dale

Photo: Brian Lunn (1)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Bunster Hill from near Coldwall Bridge, Thorpe, Dove Dale

Bunster Hill from near Coldwall Bridge, Thorpe, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (2)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (7)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Looking towards the The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Looking towards the The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (13)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - The Apse, St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The Apse, St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (14)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - The Plaque beneath the Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The Plaque beneath the Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (9)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Sunlight falling through the entrance to Blore Church

Sunlight falling through the entrance to Blore Church

Photo: Mark Frost (6)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (10)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (6)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - The River Manifold

The River Manifold

Photo: Terry Howard (27)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - The nave inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The nave inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (5)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Display case containing medieval tiles inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Display case containing medieval tiles inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (12)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - 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 s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (11)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (4)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Blore Church

Blore Church

Photo: Mark Frost (5)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Dove Dale Stepping Stones across the River Dove

Dove Dale Stepping Stones across the River Dove

Photo: Brian Lunn (3)

Walk s187 Blore and Coldwall Bridge from Ilam - Stepping Stones across the River Dove in Dove Dale

Stepping Stones across the River Dove in Dove Dale

Photo: Brian Lunn (2)


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