Brassington - Carsington - Hognaston - Kniveton - Brassington

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A reasonably easy walk with only a few short climbs and descents of any note, much of the route is reasonably level, following field-paths and tracks. Some short sections of road-walking are required, mostly around Brassington. The route has several areas with good views, with Carsington Reservoir visible in full from Carsington Pasture. On the return there are views over Thorpe Cloud towards Dove Dale and Ilam from around Kniveton.

Some areas can be confusing, with paths not being quite where shown on the map. I think I found the correct access and turn points. The problem with some parts is that there are many paths in a small area - it can be confusing.

The pub used on this walk is the Red Lion Inn in Hognaston. This is a typical unspoilt village pub, welcoming walkers. They appreciate muddy boots being covered or removed. The menu is a little pricey, though good value for the meals offered. There is a good choice of more reasonably priced sandwiches and baguettes. There is a good choice of beers on offer, with several from a local brewery (Derby Brewing Company) not encountered by me before; they were well worth trying.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Pub, Wildlife
04/04/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

Distance and height gain amended, thank you Terry.

03/04/2008 - Terry Fillmore

This walk is not 8 miles with an ascent of 175 metres. MemoryMap indicate a walk length of 9.65 miles with ascent of 1500ft. With a shortened walk starting in Brassington centre my gps showed an actual length of over 10 miles.

28/08/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk has been rewalked and checked by the contributor August 2006.

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