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Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular

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Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular
Author: Marie Prime, Published: 08 Sep 2014 Walk rating : Rating:star1 Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular Walking Guide star1 Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular Walking Guide star1 Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular Walking Guide star1 Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular Walking Guide star0 Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular Walking Guide
Staffordshire, Ashbourne
Walk Type: Hills, valleys and dales
Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular
Length: 6 miles,  Difficulty: boot Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular Walking Guide boot Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular Walking Guide boot Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular Walking Guide
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This is a varied walk through pretty villages and field paths with great views down the Manifold Valley. Alstonefield is a small village in the Peak District National Park, in an area known as the White Peak. The village lies on the borders of Derbyshire and Staffordshire between the valleys of the Dove and the Manifold rivers. The village is centred around the village green which is triangular in shape. The village has a church, pub, old water pump and well. The village was once a busy junction of packhorse routes and was granted a market charter in 1308 but farming was the predominant occupation in the parish for centuries.

Some sections could be very muddy after wet weather and some areas can be overgrown with nettles. You will pass through and over many stiles (including squeeze stiles and wall stiles) and so I would not recommend this as a dog friendly walk. Livestock could be present in some of the farm fields. Public toilets are situated in Alstonefield and Wetton. The relevant OS Map is OL24 The Peak District White Peak. The walk takes around 3 hours to complete.

The walk starts from the centre of the village of Alstonefield. Take the A515 out of Ashbourne and, after approximately 5 miles, take a left turn, signposted Milldale /Alstonefield. There are two car parks in the village and another slightly further away. Post code for the village centre is DE6 2FX.

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Walk Sections

Start to Squeeze Stile
Start to Squeeze Stile

Start point: 53.0973 lat, -1.8051 long
End point: 53.1033 lat, -1.8121 long

The walk starts from outside the George in Alstonefield. With your back to the George, turn left and walk towards the main road, then turn left again to follow the Hartington road out of the village passing the public toilets on the left. Just past the toilets you will pass the old village pump and, further still, the old well both on the left. Follow this road for approximately half a mile passing a farm on your right and just past the village sign cross the road (taking care of any traffic) to reach a gated squeeze stile on your left.

Squeeze Stile to Long Lane
Squeeze Stile to Long Lane

Start point: 53.1033 lat, -1.8121 long
End point: 53.1062 lat, -1.8216 long

Pass through the stile and bear right across the field to go through another gated stile. Continue straight on passing through a third stile. In the next field head for the end of a broken wall, passing this to continue ahead across an uneven field. Keeping a ditch to your left, pass over a broken wall and a further stile. Continue crossing two fields and stiles, and in the next field (almost half way down) turn left through a gated stile into the next field. Bear right across the field to reach Long Lane.

Long Lane to National Trust Sign
Long Lane to National Trust Sign

Start point: 53.1062 lat, -1.8216 long
End point: 53.1073 lat, -1.8297 long

Cross the lane, passing through a stile, and bear left towards the farm going through a small gate by a field gate. With Gateham Farm to the right, cross the track and walk down the field to cross a wall stile. Continue, heading for the right-hand corner near the farm gate. Go through the gate onto Buxton Road (a quiet road). Turn right along the road for about 100 metres and, where the road bends right, turn left over a stile and keep straight on to the National Trust area of Wetton.

National Trust Sign to Small Wood
National Trust Sign to Small Wood

Start point: 53.1073 lat, -1.8297 long
End point: 53.098 lat, -1.8363 long

Bearing left and skirting the bottom of Wetton Hill, head for a wall corner. Follow the wall on your left for approximately 350 metres before turning left over a stile. Turn right to cross a stile ahead, then keep straight on crossing six fields and stiles. Go through the top of a small wood.

Small Wood to Wetton
Small Wood to Wetton

Start point: 53.098 lat, -1.8363 long
End point: 53.0954 lat, -1.8379 long

Cross a field and stile. Bear right to cross a wall stile and turn left to follow a wall on your left crossing two fields and stiles to join a lane. Turn left down the lane then left again to reach the village of Wetton.

Wetton to Wall Stile near Barn
Wetton to Wall Stile near Barn

Start point: 53.0954 lat, -1.8379 long
End point: 53.089 lat, -1.8369 long

Pass the village green on your left and the pub on your right, walking along the road until you reach a junction on the right signed Grindon. Turn right here and almost immediately turn left at a sign for Larkstone Lane, Manifold Valley. Walk up a short grass track to cross a stile into a field, cross this diagonally to another stile. Bearing left cross two further fields and stiles. In the next field bear left to the narrow corner and cross a stile by a small tree. Continue walking up towards a barn. Just before reaching the barn bear left to cross a wall stile.

Wall Stile near Barn to Footpath Sign
Wall Stile near Barn to Footpath Sign

Start point: 53.089 lat, -1.8369 long
End point: 53.0847 lat, -1.8341 long

Cross the stile and, with the wall on your right, continue down the field to pass through another stile onto Larkstone Lane. Cross the lane, go over a stile and follow the path to cross another stile. Turn right to follow the path up to a footpath sign and stile.

Footpath Sign to Seat with a View
Footpath Sign to Seat with a View

Start point: 53.0847 lat, -1.8341 long
End point: 53.0794 lat, -1.8248 long

Cross the stile and follow the path for about one mile as it winds high above the Manifold Valley, crossing one wooden stile. Continue on, passing through a small gate, and walk up to a seat with excellent views down the valley.

Seat with a View to Stanshope Lane
Seat with a View to Stanshope Lane

Start point: 53.0794 lat, -1.8248 long
End point: 53.0891 lat, -1.8166 long

Locate the small gate behind the seat and pass through this. Follow the grassy track with a wall on your left to reach Stable Lane. (This is an old mining area so please take care and keep to the paths.) Cross the lane via two stiles. Bear left across the field, pass through a stile and, following the walls on your left, continue forward crossing three fields and stiles. In the next field, at a wall corner, bear left to cross a stile in the field corner. Keep straight on, going through a small gate and, with the wall on your right, walk down to Stanshope Lane.

Stanshope Lane to Left Turn
Stanshope Lane to Left Turn

Start point: 53.0891 lat, -1.8166 long
End point: 53.0932 lat, -1.8168 long

Cross the lane, bearing left to go through a stile. Follow the dry valley down to the road. Go through a small gate and turn left along the road. Walk through the small hamlet of Hope, passing the pub on your right. Continue straight on passing the Old Cheese Factory cottage on your left. Walk along the road (no pavement) and turn left at the second footpath sign.

Left Turn to Gated Squeeze Stile
Left Turn to Gated Squeeze Stile

Start point: 53.0932 lat, -1.8168 long
End point: 53.0959 lat, -1.8175 long

Follow a short grassy track to cross a stile. Continue with a wall on your right to cross two fields. On reaching a barn, bear right to follow the wall on your right to meet a gated squeeze stile ahead (ignoring a wooden gate to the right).

Gated Squeeze Stile to End
Gated Squeeze Stile to End

Start point: 53.0959 lat, -1.8175 long
End point: 53.0973 lat, -1.805 long

Go through the stile and follow a slabbed path with trees on the right to reach Furlong Lane via a gate. Cross the lane and go through a gated stile. Continue following the wall on the left to cross a stile. The wall changes to the right as you cross two fields with gates. On joining the track follow this back to the road then turn right to reach the village of Alstonefield and your starting point.

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1 comments for "Alstonefield, Wetton and Hope Circular"

Lovely walk.. Took a detour up Wetton Hill! Really clear, unambiguous directions too. Didn't get lost once!

By tilbnic on 17 Apr 2016

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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