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Ashbourne Walks and Walking Guide

Peak District, Derbyshire

Find circular walks from Ashbourne which lies near the southern fringes of the Peak District National Park. It is perfectly placed for walking in Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. The town has a wide variety of cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation in the area is varied including campsites and caravan parks. Public transport is limited but does provide links to some of the walks in this beautiful area. Highlights include Dovedale, the Manifold Valley, Lathkill Dale and the High Peak.

All walks are free to download and print, and all routes have mapping and GPX files. The routes range from circular family walks to longer full day hikes.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3131Thorpe Cloud and the Dove Valleyeasy1.60
2681Wetton & Manifold Valley from Wettoneasy/mod3.60
1369Tissington Trail - Hartington to Parsley Heyeasy4.00
1378Carsington Circular from Brassingtoneasy4.50
1475Bunster Hill and Dovedale from Ilameasy/mod4.50
2801Duffield & the Chevineasy4.75
1021Milldale & Hall Dale from Alstonefieldeasy/mod5.00
1594Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartingtoneasy5.50
1042Pilsbury Castle from Hartingtoneasy/mod5.50
1410Minninglow Hill, Roystone Grange and Cardlemere Lane from Gothameasy/mod5.50
1379Carsington and Harboro Rocks from Brassingtoneasy/mod5.75
1593Beresford, Wolfscote & Biggin Dales from Hartington easy/mod6.20
1709Milldale and Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefieldeasy/mod6.50
1181Wetton Hill & the Manifold Valley from Wettoneasy/mod6.50
2701Harboro Rocks & Brassington from Carsingtoneasy/mod6.50
1595Dove Valley & Biggin Dale from Hartingtoneasy/mod6.80
3196Stanton Moor and Robin Hood's Stride from Winstereasy/mod7.00
2537Ecton Hill & Wetton from Wetton Millmoderate7.00
2079Beresford & Wolfescote Dales from Hartingtoneasy/mod7.20
1257Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefieldeasy/mod7.50
3527Dovedale and Manifold Valley from Ilammoderate7.50
1653The Manifold Valley from Wetton easy/mod7.80
2263Grindon & the Manifold Way from Waterhousesmoderate8.00
2559Stanton Moor & The Nine Ladies Stones from Winstermoderate9.00
2301Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartingtoneasy/mod9.50
3455Manifold Valley & Dovedale om Ilammoderate9.50
1195High-level Dovedale from near Thorpe Cloudmoderate9.50
2993Carsington, Brassington & Cromford and High Peak Railway from Middletonmoderate9.50
3601Dove & Manifold Valleys from Alstonefieldmoderate10.00
3597Manifold Valley, Thor's Cave, Ecton & Wetton Hills from Alstonefield moderate10.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Ashbourne when measured in a straight line.

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