Ashbourne Walks and Walking Guide
Peak District, Derbyshire
Ashbourne 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 all have GPS files. The routes range from circular family walks to longer full day hikes.
★ = GPS file available
|3131★||Thorpe Cloud and the Dove Valley||easy||1.60|
|2681★||Wetton & Manifold Valley||easy/mod||3.60|
|1369★||Tissington Trail - Hartington to Parsley Hey||easy||4.00|
|1378★||Carsington circular from Brassington||easy||4.50|
|1475★||Bunster Hill and Dovedale from Ilam||easy/mod||4.50|
|2801★||Duffield & the Chevin||easy||4.75|
|1021★||Milldale & Hall Dale from Alstonefield||easy/mod||5.00|
|1594★||Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington||easy||5.50|
|1410★||Minninglow Hill, Roystone Grange and Cardlemere Lane||easy/mod||5.50|
|1042★||Pilsbury Castle from Hartington||easy/mod||5.50|
|1379★||Brassington, Carsington and Harboro Rocks||easy/mod||5.75|
|1593★||Beresford, Wolfscote & Biggin Dales from Hartington||easy/mod||6.20|
|1709★||Milldale and Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefield||easy/mod||6.50|
|1181★||The Manifold Valley & Wetton Hill||easy/mod||6.50|
|2701★||Harboro Rocks & Brassington from Carsington||easy/mod||6.50|
|1595★||Dove Valley, Biggin Dale & Biggin from Hartington||easy/mod||6.80|
|3196★||Stanton Moor and Robin Hood's Stride from Winster||easy/mod||7.00|
|2537★||Ecton Hill & Wetton from Wetton Mill||moderate||7.00|
|2079★||Beresford & Wolfescote Dales from Hartington||easy/mod||7.20|
|1257★||Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefield||easy/mod||7.50|
|3527★||Dovedale and the Manifold Valley from Ilam||moderate||7.50|
|1653★||The Manifold Valley from Wetton||easy/mod||7.80|
|2263★||Grindon & the Manifold Way from Waterhouses||moderate||8.00|
|2559★||Stanton Moor & The Nine Ladies Stones from Winster||moderate||9.00|
|2301★||Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartington||easy/mod||9.50|
|2993★||Carsington, Brassington & the Cromford and High Peak Railway||moderate||9.50|
|3455★||The Manifold Valley, Wetton and Dovedale from Ilam||moderate||9.50|
|1195★||A high-level Dovedale||moderate||9.50|
|3597★||Manifold Valley, Thor's Cave, Ecton & Wetton Hills from Alstonefield||moderate||10.00|
|3601★||Dove & Manifold Valleys from Alstonefield||moderate||10.00|
The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Ashbourne when measured in a straight line.
White Peak Walks: The Southern Dales
This guide to walking the southern dales of the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park, between Ashbourne, Matlock, Buxton and Leek. 30 easy circular routes cross the high plateau and visit the dales, following the Dove, Manifold and Hamps rivers. One of two Cicerone guides to the White Peak.
Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East
Guidebook describing 42 half-day and day walks in the limestone landscapes of Derbyshire's White Peak, part of the Peak District National Park. One of two volumes, this book covers the east of the region, with potential bases including Bakewell, Eyam, Castleton, Birchover, Matlock and Wirksworth.