The area around Hartington in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire was our destination today. The village is located between Buxton and Ashbourne off the A515 Roman Road and then the B5054, about 12 miles north of Ashbourne. The weather today was dull after a bright start with occasional rain showers, the temperature was approximately 10˚C.
|We embark on a short circular walk from Hartington, heading south along the path next to Rooke's Pottery towards Beresford Dale and the River Dove.|
|We follow the river south as far as the entrance to the National Trust's Wolfscote Dale before climbing to the east to join the route back to Hartington.|
|Farm buildings are shown above on the narrow lanes before we drop down into the centre of Hartington; the first views of the village reveal the medieval St Giles Church. To return to our starting location we walk through the picturesque village past it's former coaching inns, tea rooms and market square.|