Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton)

An easy walk with fine views


Route outline for walk s226:

Mappleton (aka Mapleton)  -  Okeover Bridge  -  Okeover Hall  -  Okeover Park  -  Cowclose Wood  -  Martin Hill Farm  -  Woodhouses Farm  -  Blore  -  Blore Pastures  -  Ilam  -  River Manifold  -  The Manifold Trail  -  Fishpond Wood  -  River Dove  -  Coldwall Bridge  -  Big Peg's Wood  -  Little Peg's Wood  -  Littlepark Farm  -  Okeover Bridge  -  Mappleton (aka Mapleton)



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 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 s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton)

In no particular order . . .

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - 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 s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - The Apse, St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The Apse, St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (14)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

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

Photo: Devina Lee (10)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (4)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - 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 s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - Sunlight falling through the entrance to Blore Church

Sunlight falling through the entrance to Blore Church

Photo: Mark Frost (6)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

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

Photo: Devina Lee (6)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - Ancient gravestone inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Ancient gravestone inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (8)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

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

Photo: Devina Lee (7)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - The River Manifold

The River Manifold

Photo: Terry Howard (27)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - 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 s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - 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 s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - 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 s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - The Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

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

Photo: Devina Lee (11)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - Blore Church

Blore Church

Photo: Mark Frost (5)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Ilam Bridge, Ilam, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (4)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - Lunch at Ilam Hall

Lunch at Ilam Hall

Photo: Darren Young (3)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - The nave inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The nave inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (5)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - Bunster Hill from near Coldwall Bridge, Thorpe, Dove Dale

Bunster Hill from near Coldwall Bridge, Thorpe, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (2)

Walk s226 Blore, Ilam, The River Manifold and The River Dove from Mappleton (aka Mapleton) - Coldwall Bridge, near Thorpe, Dove Dale

Coldwall Bridge, near Thorpe, Dove Dale

Photo: Angela Hornby (1)


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