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Celebration Walking Together walks

Come and join us on our Walking Together Walks with at least 3 different level walks all starting from the same location. Enjoy meeting and walking with the other Dales health walking groups on outstanding walks for all ability ranges – Very Easy, Easy, Moderate and Long walks.


Summer Celebration Walks


Wed 21 June 10.30am

Come and join us for 3 fantastic walks from the picturesque village of Hartington.

The spectacular long walk option (5.4 miles) will follow the gorges and upper reaches

of the River Dove walking through Beresford Dale and Wolfscote Dale before heading

up a steep ascent at the top of Biggin Dale and back to Hartington. A shorter (2.8

miles) walk will enter Beresford Dale and return across the fields above Hartington. There

will also be another moderate walk (4.6 miles) heading northward out of Hartington along the river Dove to Pilsbury and Harris Close farm returning across the tops and back into Hartington.

Either park in the village car park (Warslow road) DDDC pay and display or limited

street parking in the Village. Meetin the cetre of the village.


Long Progression Walk 5.4 miles (Fit walkers only - 220 metres of ascent and descent).

Beresford Dale, Wolfescote Dale, Biggin Dale and return

A truly spectacular walk south out of Hartington across the fields and stiles into lovely wooded Beresford Dale following the upper reaches of the river Dove and then into the narrow gorge of Wolfescote Dale with hanging cliffs and limestone outcrops. We turn left up through remote Biggin Dale, taking care as it is very rocky underfoot. We walk through the Nature Reserve with a short but very steep climb up out of the dale on to high Reynards Lane. We return along the lane with fantastic far off views of the landscape above and around Hartington.

Moderate Progression Walk 4.6 miles (169 metres of ascent and descent)

Hartington, Pilsbury and Harris Close Farm 

 A lovely walk with some fine views along a less well known stretch of the river Dove heading northwards out of Hartington. This walk has a flat paved start along a gated road with the river Dove in sight for most of this section of the walk. We pass Bank Top, Ludwell and Parks Farms. The ascent and descent all takes place in the second half of the route. We cross the river and enter into Staffordshire walking acrossand up the fields and ridge above the river - some trcky stiles. We cross the Dove once again and return back into Hartington.

 Easy Walk 2.8 miles

 Hartington and Beresford Dasle and return

We follow the same route as the longer walk out of Hartington across the fields and stiles below Pennilow. We enter wooded Beresford Dale where we walk right alongside the River Dove. We cross the river Dove and enter Staffordshire past Pike Pool and then recross the river back into Derbyshire. We leave the River Dove as it enters Wolfescote Dale and we head back up the stone track through Staden Barn and on to Reynard’s Lane where we head back down into Hartington Village.


Walking for Health

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