The walk: Thorpe Cloud dominates the view when walking to Lin Dale via Gag Lane and Thorpe Pastures. Crossing the Stepping Stones and passing the Izaak Walton Hotel on our way to Ilam, takes you through some of the Peak District’s finest countryside.
Crossing the bridge in Ilam takes you to alovely riverbank walk along the Manifold river to Coldwall Bridge. Now following the Limestone Way is uphill to Thorpe, from where a another uphill country lane leads us to the Tissington Trail and back to the car park.
The Old Dog is open for refreshments.
Please bring water & snacks, also waterproofs & layers.
Distance: 5 miles, total ascent 660ft(most uphill walking is at the end of the walk), allow 3 hours, gear 2
I started Nordic walking nearly 10 years ago when I moved into Thorpe. I have always been active but wanted to do an outdoors activity with the Peak District on our doorstep.
Now I am going out for a Nordic walk in every kind of weather and certatainly agree with the slogan:
"Nordic Walking turns a walk into a workout walk"