The walk: Walking from Alstonefield we are going down hill to the Dove from where we follow Wolfscote Dale, this lovely riverwalk brings us to Hartington, where we will have a coffee/lunch stop.
Hartington is the major village on the central section of the valley of the Dove. An old village, which was granted a market charter in 1203, it has a long history and some very nice buildings arranged around a large marketplace/common/green at its center. It has several pubs and shops.
Leaving Hartington via Beresford Dale brings us back to the Dove. A last uphill path to Narrow Dale and we arrive again in Alstonefield.
Please bring water & snacks, also waterproofs & layers.
Distance: 8 miles, totall ascent 1170ft, allow 4.5 hours (includes coffee/lunch in Hartington)
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"