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Sunday 11 December 2011

A circuit from the A515 to Hartington and back.

Start at the large lay-by on the A515 at SK 157 563 for a 16 km (10 mile) stroll.

Route Summary

A circuit from Hartington starting at 10.00 am

From Manchester, after reaching Buxton by the A6, take the A515 Ashbourne road. Follow this for a few miles, passing turns to Monyash, Hartington and Matlock. Pass Rivendale Caravan Park on the left, a quarter of a mile beyond which is a large lay-by at SK 157 563, point 1 on the map below, from which our walk starts.
Allow at least one and a quarter hours from Manchester.

Hartington Route

Instructions (see map below)


1 SK 157 563 Lay-by

9km, 400 metres ascent, 2 hours 45 mins

We take the Tissington Trail south, before dropping into Wolfscote Dale and heading up the dale to Hartington.

7 SK 128 604 - Charles Cotton Hotel, Hartington - enjoy lunch - 2 courses £12.95 or 3 courses £15.95*

  The Charles Cotton Hotel

7->1 7km, 150 metres ascent, 2 hours

After a sumptuous lunch, we head along a track to Biggin, then across fields to regain the Tissington Trail, possibly in the dark, for the final stroll back to the cars.

1 SK 157 563 Lay-by

Total trip - 16km, 550 metres ascent, est'd time 4 hrs 45 mins

A circuit to Hartington

* We will order lunch in advance, once the menu for the week is provided.

Please contact martin@topwalks.com by 30 November 2011 if you plan to join us on the walk.

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