Come and join us on our Get Together Walks (this is the new name for Celebration 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.
Autumn Get Together Walks - Thorpe
Wednesday 5 September 10.30am
4 wonderful Get Together walks in the spectacular Dovedale, Thorpe Cloud, and Tissington area, including walking along the Limestone way and Tissington Trail. Come and join the other Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health groups.
Meet from 10.00am at the free car park opposite the Old Dog, Spend Lane, Thorpe DE6 2AT – for a 10.30am start.
Very Easy Walk - Thorpe to Tissington Village 1.8 miles
We walk from Thorpe to Tissington village along the beautiful level Tissington Trail (old railway line). Explore the village, Tea Rooms, Toilets, Hall, and Church. Lift back in car(s) to Thorpe.
Easy Walk - Thorpe to Tissington Village returning through the Estate and along the Limestone Way to Thorpe 3.5 miles
Thorpe to Tissington village (as above walking with the very easy walk) along the Tissington Trail then returning along the Limestone Way up along the Avenue through the Estate crossing the A515 continuing down Washbrook Lane and then across the fields and meadows negotiating 3 narrow squeeze stiles to Gag Lane back into Thorpe by the Old Dog pub
Moderate Progression Walk - Down into Thorpe along the Limestone Way into Dovedale and back up to Thorpe via Lin Dale 3.75 miles. (135 metres of ascent and Descent)
A truly spectacular classic circular walk down into Dovedale. We walk down into the pretty village of Thorpe picking up the Limestone Way and down to Coldwall Bridge with great views of the Dove Valley below. We walk alongside the river Dove across the fields and a couple of stiles to Dovedale. Crossing the river at the Stepping Stones we head back up the remote Lindale below the spectacular conical Thorpe Cloud round Hamston Hill and up the lane back to the Old Dog in Thorpe
Long Progression Walk - out of Thorpe up Gag Lane ridge with fantastic views of Thorpe Cloud and Mamston Hill down into Tissington returning along the Tissington Trail to Thorpe 4.35 miles
(145 metres of ascent and descent, and some stiles - Fit walkers only)
We walk up and out of Thorpe with a long ascent of over 1.3 miles up Gag Lane where we come down off the ridge and dog leg past a wooded valley to Sharplow Farm. We cross the A515 and walk towards Tissington Village along Rakes Lane past Tissington Hall to the heart of the Village. We head down through the village to the old Tissington Station and pick up the Tissington Trail for our return to the Old Dog at Thorpe.
Lots of us wish we did more exercise. We know it’s good for us and we know our health’s important, but it can be easy to find excuses for not actually getting out there and doing it.
Walking as part of a small group is a good way to start and keep going. You will make friends, encourage each other and discover new walks in and around your neighbourhood.
Our friendly, welcoming walks help people make new friends and get out and about—it’s perfect for people who don’t fancy intense exercise. You can start off slowly and build up gradually as you get more confident.
Please wear some good comfortable shoes and take note of the weather
conditions as waterproofs or a "brolly" may be required. Please bring some change for refreshments or a "cuppa" afterwards.