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Ashbourne to Ilam, Derbyshire

DateWednesday, 29 July 2020
Start10:00 am
Distance10 Miles
GradeStrenuous
PostcodeDE6 1FD
Grid Ref:SK176469
Lat/Long53.019236,-1.738236
O/S MapExplorer 259
Description

Meeting at the cycle hire car park, ready to walk for 10:00. You can park at the cycle hire Tissington Trail car park or at the leisure centre, DE6 1DR. You can walk from the Leisure Centre through the old railway tunnel to the cycle hire and hear the ghost train. This is a pleasant walk from the railway tunnel at Ashbourne beside the Tissington trail to Thorpe village and Thorpe Cloud. Mostly moderate, but here is a steep ascent up Thorpe Cloud and then we go through Dovedale over the stepping stones then via Bunster Hill to Ilam and back past Coldwall Bridge and through Mapleton to the cycle hire car park. There are toilets at the cycle centre and at the Dovedale car park. Not sure if these will be open due to covid 19, but the Thorpe village toilets have been closed by the local authorities. No pub stops due to covid 19 risks.

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One Step Walkers was founded in 2010, we are part of the Nottinghamshire area of the Ramblers. We now have 200+ members, from a variety of backgrounds and age groups but all with a common love of the countryside. Why not join us in some of our activities?

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This is one of many walks for ages 40+ all led by our experienced walk leaders.

You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if One Step Walkers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.

Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.

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