This iconic walk takes us through the edge of Bakewell, via Ashford in the Water, Monsal Head and Great Longstone. Starting at Hassop Station Café, it is a large former railway station in a rural setting on the B6002 near Bakewell & Chatsworth. Originally on the Derby to Manchester main line between Bakewell & Great Longstone stations. It was the station for Baslow and one of the three stations for Chatsworth, the home of the Duke of Devonshire, the others being Rowsley & Bakewell. Closed to goods traffic in 1964 and now a café. Here we have the option of having a breakfast before we start.
An easy start along the trail towards Bakewell past Holme Hall which is a grade 1 listed privately-owned Jacobean Manor. Along the river to the delightful Ashford in the Water and onto Monsal Head, another opportunity for a coffee stop. Heading back via Great Longstone to Hassop station where we are all welcome to stay for a bite to eat for lunch.
We have graded this walk as moderate due to the distance however, it is low level with a gentle landscape, you must be able to walk this distance.
Breakfast and Lunch: http://www.hassopstation.co.uk/cafe/our-menu/
Miles: Approx 8 miles
Gradients: lowest 407 ft Highest 884ft Total ascent 1312ft
Stiles: 3 and some gates.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions at the time.
LATE CANCELLATION POLICY: Coreconcept Nordic Walking has a late cancellation policy whereby full price will be paid for any walks cancelled within 12 hours of the start of the walk. Any refund will be at the discretion of Coreconcept and will be dependent on the cancelling client making contact with us before cancelling.
June Holden 07802 411879
Brand Ambassador with Coreconcept Mid Derbyshire Nordic Walking. June started Nordic Walking in 2009, initially completed her Walk Leader training and then became an Instructor in 2016. June has always loved sport, this forms a major part of her life. Having played competitive tennis, enjoyed many years of horse-riding, training and cycling, June knees started to rebel against all this activity. Nordic Walking has improved June’s overall fitness, taken the impact off her joints and given her a sport that she can continue as the years progress. June is a great ambassador for Nordic Walking and loves motivating others to start walking, improve their overall fitness and mental wellbeing as a result. June feels it’s important to enjoy your exercise and have fun at the same time.