Rustick Weekender – Dove Valley and Famous Blue Cheese WALX
Hartington is a major tourist village, set in the Dove Valley, with a large duck pond on the green, a cheese shop and three pubs. Hartington was once a Market Town and has some wonderful buildings built around the market place and village pump such as the Old Town Hall, Hartington Hall of 17th century and is now a Youth Hostel which has a restaurant and licensed bar and the church opposite, built of coloured local sandstone and with its perpendicular style tower, is of 14th and 15th century and the Old School House dates back to 1758.
The cheese shop selling a range of local cheeses is worth a visit. The former creamery often called the cheese factory was closed in 2009. The creamery in its day was a very big supplier of Stilton, Buxton Blue and its own unique Dovedale cheese.
Biggin is a farming community situated in the highest parts of the white peak district. The Tissington Trail, an old railway line, runs just to the east of the village which makes Biggin a busy place with tourists in the summer months. The village has a pub, The Waterloo, with its own caravan park and next to the pub is Biggin Hall Country House Hotel.
Biggin Dale is a long dry valley stretching from Biggin village to the River Dove at Peaseland Rocks. This is a very pretty dale and is also part of the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve. Wolfscote Dale is another very pretty dale stretching from Peaseland Rocks to Beresford Dale and Wolfscote Hill stands high above the River Dove at 388m (1272 ft) and provides fantastic views from its boulder-strewn summit of the upper and lower Dovedale Valley.
Beresford Dale is a beautiful, narrow and leafy miniature of Dovedale. This wooded dale with its lovely series fo little views and wildflowers growing along the edge of the river make walking down here very peaceful and relaxing.
Gradients: lowest 640 ft Highest 1040 ft Total ascent 825 ft
Terrain: A moderate walk in valley bottoms. Paths and tracks, some fields
Refreshments: For refreshments, there are some shops, including a cheese shop, a tea room and three pubs the Devonshire Arms, the Jug and Glass Inn and the Charles Cotton Hotel. In Biggin there is The Waterloo pub and Biggin Hall Country House Hotel
Toilets: Public toilets in Hartington, pub toilets in Biggin
Parking Location: A really useful APP called WHAT3WORDS can direct you straight to the location. Click on this link Or copy this code https://w3w.co/bookmark.richest.foster
The three-word address refers to an exact 3m x 3m location.
The car park is a Pay and Display, you may wish to park in the village but please be considerate to the locals.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions at the time.
LATE CANCELLATION POLICY: WALX Derwent & Dales 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 WALX Derwent & Dales and will be dependent on the cancelling client making contact with us before cancelling.
June Holden 07802 411879
LocationPay and Display Car Park, Mill Lane Hartington
Mill Lane, Hartington, Buxton, SK17 United Kingdom