Tissington - Fenny Bentley - Mapleton - Dove Dale

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A relatively easy walk for many, with only one steep climb and descent of any distance, on the return route.
The route follows mostly field-paths and a few tracks. All paths were clear and stiles present, some clearly waymarked, when last walked.
This walk follows a wide circular route to descend into Mapleton in the Dove Valley. It then returns following the banks of the River Dove until climbing out of Dove Dale, to cross the hill along a concessionary path provided by The National Trust, to return to Tissington. There is a point at the top of the bank from where you can see nearly the entire route below in the valley.
The pub used on this walk is the Okeover Arms, in Mapleton. This is a quite large pub with rather austere furnishing, perhaps fitting, as it was for a while in the 1920s a Temperance Hotel, now only opening at lunchtimes on Saturday and Sundays and not at all on Monday or Tuesdays. They offer a good-value menu with reasonable portions, though the pub is becoming popular and unreserved meals are subject to availability, not usually a problem for early arrivals. Also offering a choice of interesting real ales on hand-pumps, with Black Sheep Bitter and Hook Norton's Old Hookey offered when walked. Outside there are several bench tables on a grassy area beside the car park, though there are signs displayed warning about eating your own food.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

Ancient Monument, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, National Trust, Pub, River, Stately Home, Toilets, Woodland

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