Eddlestow Lot - Ashover - Kelstedge Loop - Back

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This walk uses areas often overlooked by walkers, though offering some interesting views and a mixture of terrain. It includes larch plantation, woodland and naturalised former mineworkings. Some sections of road-walking are required, the longest being through the village of Ashover.

There is one steep descent close to Cocking Tor onto the area of former mineworking. The area is safe for walkers. On the return there is a steady climb back to the parking area. Only short sections near the top are steep, though not difficult, on the stony, green lane track the path follows.

The pub used on the walk is the Miners' Arms at Milltown, though there is no shortage of pubs along the route; six in all are passed close by. The Miners' Arms has in recent years become more of a restaurant than a pub. They offer a good-value menu and are willing to offer sandwiches even when fully booked for table space. They offer a guest hand-pulled beer which changes frequently. Outside there is a lawned area in front of the pub beside the walled car park, with bench tables for better weather.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Countryside


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/5/2014 - Gerald Maddison

Did this walk on 21 July 2014. Make sure to take walk details and OS map as there was more vegetation than on the photos due to the time of year - particularly point 19. The walk was well way-marked. Some paths were slightly overgrown but passable.However, from points 35 to 36 the steep path, although stony, was very overgrown with mainly bracken and brambles.Up to this point,although steep going downhill in places,the walk was very pleasant.

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