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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

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3131Thorpe Cloud and the Dove Valleyeasy1.60
2681Wetton & Manifold Valleyeasy/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 Hartington easy5.50
1410Minninglow Hill, Roystone Grange and Cardlemere Laneeasy/mod5.50
1042Pilsbury Castle from Hartingtoneasy/mod5.50
1379Brassington, Carsington and Harboro Rockseasy/mod5.75
1593Beresford, Wolfscote & Biggin Dales from Hartington easy/mod6.20
1709Milldale and Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefieldeasy/mod6.50
1181The Manifold Valley & Wetton Hilleasy/mod6.50
2701Harboro Rocks & Brassington from Carsingtoneasy/mod6.50
1595Dove Valley, Biggin Dale & Biggin from Hartington easy/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 the 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
2993Carsington, Brassington & the Cromford and High Peak Railwaymoderate9.50
3455The Manifold Valley, Wetton and Dovedale from Ilammoderate9.50
1195A high-level Dovedalemoderate9.50
3597Manifold Valley, Thor's Cave, Ecton & Wetton Hills from Alstonefield moderate10.00
3601Dove & Manifold Valleys from Alstonefieldmoderate10.00

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

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