Tissington Trail - Hartington to Parsley Hey
Peak District Walk
Nat Park - Peak District - Lathkill Dale High Peak
County/Area - Derbyshire
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres
Time - 2 hours 10 minutes Grade - easy
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Walk Route Description
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This easy Peak District walk follows a section of the former railway which linked Ashbourne and Buxton. Today it is a well graded path for walkers and cyclists. The start of the walk at the former Hartington station has a pay and display car park and toilets. You could also start the walk at Parsley Hey where there are more facilities including and information centre, café and toilets. The walk includes some fine views across the Derbyshire Dales.
Assuming you start from the Hartington end of the route all you need do is locate the Tissington Trail and walk west for approximately two miles. So as there is no confusion, if you are standing with your back to the restored signal box, then you need to go right.
The route passes through pleasant countryside with dry stone walls and some nice views. Nowhere is the going hard and even after rain the path is usually quite dry under foot. Along the route you will still see evidence of the existence of a railway including some substantial cuttings, bridges and other earthworks. In addition there are still a few other relics to be seen.
As you near Parsley Hey, the High Peak Trail comes in from your right. Ahead is the former station which now bears very little resemblance to the original. It is working a few minutes past the station to see the recently erected Croatian hut which was erected to celebrate Croatia joining the European Union. It is made of local materials and blends well with the surrounding countryside.
To complete the walk return the way you came making sure you follow the Tissington Trail at the junction passed shortly after leaving Parsely Hey.
Other walks nearby
|Pilsbury Castle from Hartington
|Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartington
|Beresford & Wolfescote Dales from Hartington
|Beresford, Wolfscote & Biggin Dales from Hartington
|Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington
|Dove Valley & Biggin Dale from Hartington
|River Dove & Reynard's Lane from Hartington
|Minninglow Hill, Roystone Grange and Cardlemere Lane from Gotham
|Sparklow, Crowdicote & Pilsbury Circular
|Lathkill Dale & Bradford Dale
Recommended Books & eBooks
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.
Great Mountain Days in the Pennines
An inspirational guidebook to 50 classic walks on the rolling Pennine landscape. The graded routes, between 6 and 13 miles in length, cover classic Pennine fells and moorland such as Whernside, Ilkley Moor and Pendle Hill; exploring the North and South Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Howgills and Dark Peak. Many routes are also suited to fell running.