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C Walk – Alstonefield (Change to programme)

July 17 @ 9:45 am


Meeting at 9.45 am to start at 10 am 

(I  will be leaving Brabyns at 8.45 am)

The walk has changed though we will start from Alstonefield and do my ‘traditional’ walk down to Mill Dale along the Dove valley towards Hartington but bearing left as we reach Beresford Dale to walk up through Narrow Dale and back to the carpark.

(I did the intended Mill Dale-Wetton walk yesterday which is about 8.5 miles and my companion thought it was too hard and even more so under a hot sun. Sunday is expected to be very hot.  What was disconcerting is that the official route was through a field with a bull and cows with very small calves so I detoured through an unofficial field where there also  were small calves t but no bull.)

Route to Alstonefield

Take the A6 to Buxton. At the roundabout at the bottom of the hill turn left with the A6 as far as Morrison’s roundabout. 

At this roundabout go straight ahead but for only two metres and take a right up the hill onto Duke’s Drive.  Follow the road to the end and turn left (this route cuts through to the Ashbourne Road (A515).

Follow the A515 for a considerable distance passing signs to Hartington and Biggin. Eventually on the right you will see a sign for Alstonefield (ignore it –it’s a single lane road) and take the next.

Over the bridge take the right hand road up to Alstonefield and turn right to the toilets. Park there, either in the car park or along the road.

8 miles, moderate