8 great walks near Hartington

PUBLISHED: 09:43 21 July 2020 | UPDATED: 10:21 21 July 2020

The duck pond at Hartington by Sally Mosley

The duck pond at Hartington by Sally Mosley

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Hartington is the perfect base for exploring the southern section of the Peak District. We’ve compiled a selection of walks from our archive that all begin within a ten mile radius of the popular village.

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Pilsbury Castle by Brian Toward (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0) via https://flic.kr/p/28pe7jPilsbury Castle by Brian Toward (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0) via https://flic.kr/p/28pe7j

Hartington

0 miles from Hartington

This walk is an undulating amble through a succession of fields and stiles to Sheen followed by the heady heights of Sheen Hill before a gentle meander by the River Dove

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River Manifold by Sally MosleyRiver Manifold by Sally Mosley

Manifold Valley

2 miles from Hartington

Head out from the Manifold Valley Visitor Centre at Hulme End. You take in a section of the Manifold Way pass by Wetton Mill and Swainsley Hall.

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The White Peak landscape near Flagg by Sally MosleyThe White Peak landscape near Flagg by Sally Mosley

Flagg

5 miles from Hartington

Elevated and exposed to the elements, the linear village of Flagg – thought to have been established by the Vikings – is surrounded by a cobweb of paths, tracks and green lanes.

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Viators Bridge at Milldale by Sally MosleyViators Bridge at Milldale by Sally Mosley

Alstonefield

5 miles from Hartington

This walk, tucked away among limestone hills on the county border, initially descends to the Dove down a quiet lane to the picture postcard village of Milldale and onto Stanshope Hall.

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Burial chambers on Minninglow by Sally MosleyBurial chambers on Minninglow by Sally Mosley

Minninglow

6 miles from Hartington

An amble over upland White Peak countryside where evidence exists of early farming dating back to Roman times. See jagged rocks emerge from the hilltops like bones, eroded long ago by glacial melt.

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Walking down to the Dove from Top o' th' Edge by Sally MosleyWalking down to the Dove from Top o' th' Edge by Sally Mosley

Longnor

6 miles from Hartington

Dipping into Derbyshire and strolling through Staffordshire, this undulating rural ramble takes you over a spectacular landscape of isolated hill farms and ancient field enclosures that are dotted with cattle and sheep.

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One of the Sites of Meaning near Middleton by Sally MosleyOne of the Sites of Meaning near Middleton by Sally Mosley

Middleton-by-Youlgrave

7 miles from Hartington

Snuggled into the hills, the sleepy village of Middleton appears unchanged from years gone by, its quaint little cottages choc-a-bloc with charm and character. The finale of this walk is to follow the River Bradford upstream.

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The countryside near Chelmorton by Sally MosleyThe countryside near Chelmorton by Sally Mosley

Chelmorton

7 miles from Hartington

A glorious summer stroll over upland White Peak, all the while enjoying panoramic views across the National Park and beyond. Keep an eye out for the distinctive medieval strip field system.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

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