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distance 8.45mi Vertical gain +1670ft Vertical drop -1644ft Durée 5h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

This walk captures many of the highlights of southern Dovedale in the Peak District National Park. Starting from near Thorpe Cloud, the walk takes the high level route, avoiding the crowds and provides dramatic views across the valley to both Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

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distance 7.76mi Vertical gain +804ft Vertical drop -781ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

Lovely walk through one the Peak District's most famous dales, the beautiful village of Alstonfield, finishing with a traverse around Bunster Hill. This is a great walk on a sunny winter's day as the sun shines into Dovedale most of the day.

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distance 7.49mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1060ft Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wetton - Staffordshire

This Peak District walk explores The Manifold Valley in Staffordshire. The mostly high-level route is full of interest including Thor's Cave and Throwley Old Hall with magnificent views throughout.

Walking Thorpe and Dovedale ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +312ft Vertical drop -318ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Mapleton - Derbyshire

A walk of endless vistas, visiting a Peak District classic and returning via an extended stroll along the beautiful Dove.

Walking Okeover Park ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 3.53mi Vertical gain +358ft Vertical drop -358ft Durée 1h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Mapleton - Derbyshire

Superb open parkland, historic buildings and extensive views over Mappleton, the Dove Valley and beyond.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 2.3mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -351ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mapleton - Derbyshire

Good views over the Dove Valley, and a short section of the Tissington Trail, a disused railway.

Mountain biking Tissington Trail Cycle ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 15.07mi Vertical gain +1421ft Vertical drop -1421ft Durée 4 hrs Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Mapleton - Derbyshire

Glorious mountain bike routes with long stretches off-road.

Walking Thorpe and Dovedale ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.65mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -318ft Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Mapleton - Derbyshire

Above and along the Dove valley to a Peak District classic.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 4.82mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -338ft Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Mapleton - Derbyshire

Valley and parkland views on either side of the River Dove.

Walking Mappleton & the River Dove ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 2.18mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mapleton - Derbyshire

A quick stroll to the village with a brief riverside interlude.

Walking Fenny Bentley ( Download : )
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distance 4.29mi Vertical gain +240ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Mapleton - Derbyshire

Along the Bentley Brook to an interesting village and church.

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Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartington
distance 8.88mi Vertical gain +653ft Vertical drop -650ft Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Field paths, quiet lanes, walled tracks and a former railway are used for this walk that explores the area to the north of the busy village of Hartington. The route lies wholly within Derbyshire although in the latter part of the walk good views into neighbouring Staffordshire are also enjoyed. The route includes much that is typical of this part of the peak district including the village of Biggin and the upper reaches of the Dove Valley.

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distance 6.03mi Vertical gain +433ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Derbyshire walk starts from the village of Hartington and explores three limestone Dales. The route follows the River Dove and also includes a section through drystone walled fields above the village.

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distance 6.73mi Vertical gain +463ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This walk from Hartington in Derbyshire follows a section of the River Dove. The route takes you through three limestone dales and across typical farming country for the area.

Walker
distance 7.06mi Vertical gain +607ft Vertical drop -571ft Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This walk starts in Hartington and explores Beresford Dale before visiting the village of Alstonefield. The route then continues by descending back into Wolfescote Dale and a return to the start.

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Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +381ft Vertical drop -381ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores three dales in the White Peak starting from the village of Hartington. The walk is generally easy underfoot and provides a good introduction to this area.

Walker
distance 4.88mi Vertical gain +640ft Vertical drop -669ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Pilsbury Castle is the main objective on this Peak District walk from bustling Hartington. Including White Peak scenery alongside the upper section of the River Dove this walk includes both Derbsyhire and Staffordshire sides of the Dove Valley.