Weekend Walk – Winster

View from the Limestone Way

View from the Limestone Way

Full Walk Distance: 3 miles approximately

Time taken: 1 hour 15 mins possibly longer if your sauntering.

Start point: Winster car park

Sat Nav: For Miners Standard – a pub close to the car park DE4 2DR

Location: The car park can be found just off the B5056.

This walk entails some road walking through Winster at the start and end of the walk, but also includes fields and paths. There is a quite a reasonable section of walled track along the Limestone Way, where you can let your dog off the lead as long as they are well behaved and not likely to jump into fields alongside the track and upset the livestock.

Free car parking – although it is a very small car park and can get very busy with walkers.

If you want to avoid the first section of the walk, which involves a fairly steep downhill stroll to the pick up a footpath towards Bonsall, (which will also avoid a field of sheep and the first section of the Limestone way), you can start from the car park and head up the road towards the pub (The Miners Standard – which is dog friendly) and locate the Limestone Way, which is just off the road signposted to Newhaven.  Start your walk from no 7.

Walk in full

1. From the car park, walk down East Bank, heading down a steep hill through a residential area.

2. Partway down the hill on the right hand side, you will see a foot path signed to Bonsall, which leads between two cottages.

3. Take this footpath and then pass through the stile and into the field, bearing right up towards the trees. Be aware that there may  be cattle and sheep in the next couple of fields.

4. After the stile in the trees, bear left following the well trodden path.

5. Keep passing through stiles, aiming for a lone stile in the middle of a field. Heading underneath some power cables. You then need to bear right in the field and head up towards some gateposts which will lead you on to the Limestone Way.

6. Once on the Limestone Way, follow the path until you meet the road. You are looking for the road signposted Elton and Newhaven.

7. Walk up this road for just a few metres and then turn right onto the Limestone Way. Walk down this footpath for approximately 1/2 mile.

8. Eventually you will reach a cross road in the tracks (don’t carry on along the Limestone Way) instead on your right hand side you will notice a stile which enters the corner of a field.

9. Go through this stile and head towards a delapidated barn in the middle of the field. You will pass to the right of the barn. In summer the barn may be obscured by trees and bushes.

10. You’ll pass through another stile and then cross the road. Be warned the road can be quite busy and the stile that you need to head towards has some rather steep steps down into the field beyond. It was a bit tricky to negotiate with more than one dog!

11. Walk to the right of the field and then pass through another stile in the wall.  Follow the path towards the trees, where you will then walk through open parkland towards the church, where there is a stile in the wall.

12. Walk through the church yard and then when you reach the road, turn right and walk up West Bank, back to the car park.


Walk from the alternate start point

From the car park, walk up the road towards the Miners Standard pub and locate the road signposted Elton & Newhaven. Then follow from step 7 of the full walk.


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Weekend Dog Walk – Fernilee Reservoir (Goyt Valley)

Dog walk in the Goyt ValleyThe Goyt Valley provides a great mixture of places for your dog to have some exercise. However, you need to be aware of the Countryside Code and ensure that if you are entering Open access land between the 1st March and 31st July you must ensure that your dog is kept on a short lead to protect ground nesting birds.

One of our favourite gentle walks is around Fernilee reservoir. There is limited parking in this area, but I have indicated 3 places on the map below, where you can park. If you use the zoom control on the map, you will notice that there are two access points from the A5004 (Long Hill) to Fernilee reservoir (one to the south of the reservoir and one to the north of the reservoir – both on the right hand side as you look at the map).  At the southerly access there is only space for 3 or 4 cars, but at the northerly access point, there is space for a few more, as you can park along the access road itself.

The Walk

Basically you can start at either end of the reservoir and walk either clock wise or anti clockwise around the reservoir.  You will see from the map, that there is a wooded area on the left of the reservoir (as you look at the map) and this has a lovely waterside path that you can follow. Alternatively you can start at the top end of the reservoir and walk down the wide stoned path towards Errwood reservoir, which is the start of the water that you can see on the map.

Tip: On a rainy day, it is much more sheltered walking through the wooded section, so you could just do a linear walk there and back on that side of the reservoir, should you choose to do so.

This is a very popular walk for dog walkers and other walkers, so your dog will have lots of opportunities to socialise with dogs and other people.

Pub nearby

The Shady Oak (Fernilee) this is a little bit further along Long Hill and is very dog friendly.

 

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Weekend Dog Walk – Solomons Temple (Buxton)

Solomons temple with cows and dogHere’s a walk if you find yourself in or around Buxton. On a clear day you will see spectacular panoramic views of Buxton and the surrounding area (if you walk up the steps and view from the top of Solomon’s temple).  That said, if you don’t fancy climbing the steps within the temple, then you get a pretty good view from the field at the foot of the temple.

Time: Allow between 40 mins and 1 hour (depending on how much exploring you want to do)

Distance: 1 – 1.5 miles (again, depending on whether you walk directly to the temple, or decide to meander around the fields).

The Walk:

  1. Park in the public car park for Poole’s Cavern (Postcode SK17 9DH). There is a small charge.
  2. Take the steps from the car park and walk into the woods. At the top of the steps you will turn left and follow the signs to Solomon’s Temple.
  3. When you get to the top of the stoned path, you will pass through a squeezer stile and then follow the path through the field towards the temple. The temple will be diagonally left across the field.
  4. You can climb the temple, to get an amazing 360 degrees view of Buxton and the surrounding area.
  5. Once you have reached the temple and explored it,  retrace your steps and back down the main path to the car park.

Dog Friendly snacks at Poole’s Cavern Cafe – very welcoming to dogs and have dog biscuits at the counter.

Nearby pub: The Duke at Burbage, SK17 6UR. Very dog friendly and good food.

Weekend Walk – Bakewell Meadows

Cross brookIt looks like the weather is going to be nice this weekend, perfect for a leisurely dog walk. Here’s an idea for a walk if you fancy a nice fairly flat walk. You can park in Bakewell town centre and start the walk from there, so you have plenty of options on your return for some four legged friendly refreshments.

The walk:

Time taken: Allow an hour

Distance: approx 2 miles

1. Starting from the Agricultural centre, walk towards Coombs Road. With the show ground office behind you, walk down the road, with the cafe on your left and the showground on your right. Continue along the road until you reach a gate.

2. Pass through the gate and turn right onto Coomb Road. Walk along this very quiet lane until you get to the end where the Monsal Trail starts on your left hand side. On your right you will notice a wide track and bridleway sign.

From Coombs road

3. Turn right and walk along the bridleway until you reach a gate on your right hand side. You cannot continue ahead, as it is a private road.

Sign at the end of bridleway

4. Pass through the gate and walk down through the field to the bottom sign post. You then turn right and pass through another gate.

sign at bottom of meadow

 

5. Now continue across several fields in a straight line, heading back towards the agricultural centre. You will negotiate a rather strange brook (see below). You can either walk across the plank, or bear to the left of the bush and walk through the more convenient gap in the hedge.

Cross brook

 

6. Continue towards the agricultural centre, keeping the road to the agricultural centre on your left and Coomb Road on your right.  At the very end of the last field, there is a gate in the left corner of the field, which you can pass through, and you will find yourself back at the show ground office building, where you first started.

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Weekend Walk – Linacre Reservoir

Linacre lower reservoir 2This is a lovely area to walk in, even though it is slightly outside of the Peak District proper.

We often call in here if we are visiting Chesterfield for some shopping and don’t want to leave the dogs behind for any length of time.

Linacre reservoir is owned by Severn Trent and has several pay and display car parks, which is where this particular walk starts. It costs £1 for two hours, which is not bad value at all. If you are lucky, you might even be able to buy an ice cream, if Frederick’s van is parked here.

There are several dog friendly pubs nearby:

The Peacock – at Cutthorpe

The Three Merry Lads – at Cutthorpe (they do a really nice Sunday Carvery and are very dog friendly)!

The Fox and Goose (Pudding Pie Hill S42 7JJ) – we’ve only just found out about this one! They have a lovely log fire for when it gets a bit colder….

The Walk

1. From the car park, walk through the gap and down the steps. Turn right at the bottom of the steps and walk towards the reservoir.

Linacre steps

2. Turn left and follow the well marked path alongside the reservoir. If you keep the water to your right and the grassland to your left, continue along the dam to the end of the path. Half way along, you will see spectacular views of the lower reservoir on your left and the middle reservoir on your right.

Linacre path along reservoirLinacre lower reservoir 2

3. At the end of the path, bear left and walk along the path through the woodland.

linacre forest path

4. At one point the path splits and there is a lower and an upper path. We took the upper path.

5. At the end of the path, turn left and walk along the path at the bottom of the lower reservoir.

6. This will take you to the bottom of some steps, or you can take the path to the right and avoid the steep steps. Assuming you have taken the path, turn left onto the path that you eventually meet and walk back up the hill, past the toilets. You will notice a gate on your left, which you can walk through and meet up with the path where the steps led down to from the car park. Retrace your steps back up to the car park.

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The Bakewell Loop

Tilly on the topDistance:     Approx 3.25 miles
Time:            Approx 1.5 hours
Grid Ref:      SK218685
Post Code:   DE45 1DS
Terrain:         Easy, flat, along the trail and paths.

This is a pleasant circular walk which follows part of the Monsal Trail and includes a public bridleway and some roads. There are some spectacular views of Bakewell as you make the return journey across the fields. Apart from the initial walk up the hill towards Bakewell Station, the rest of the walk is relatively flat and easy going.

Toilets: There are public toilets in Bakewell, next to Boots the Chemist.

Refreshments: There are plenty of coffee shops and tea rooms in Bakewell, but you will also pass Hassop Station Café on this walk, where you can sit outside in the covered seating area.

Directions:

  1. Starting from the pay and display car park behind the Tourist Information Centre, follow the road North East out of town and over the historical five arch stone bridge.
  2. Take a right turn and walk up Station Road signed towards the Industrial Estate. This leads to the old Bakewell Station. (You can start the walk here if you wish to, as there is a small pay and display car park outside the station). The Peak District National Park now owns the disused railway line and it forms part of the Monsal Trail. Walk down the left side of the station building and, turn left onto the Monsal Trail (signed Wye Dale). Walk along the trail for approximately 1 mile.
  3. As you approach Hassop Station, you will see several picnic tables and benches, ideal for a quick snack if you have your own food. Alternatively, there is a lovely café at Hassop Station, where you can stop off for refreshments if you wish. There are tables outside with a large outdoor covered seating area at the front of the building where you can take shelter with your dog if the weather is not so forgiving.
  4. Continue past Hassop Station walking under the bridge and staying on the trail. After about another ¼ mile turn left off the Monsal Trail onto a track (signposted Public Bridleway- a blue arrow on a black background) opposite the old Toll Bar House. The track is walled on either side, so your dog can stay off the lead. Just be aware, that there are several gates to pass through which have access to farmers’ fields, where livestock could be grazing. Please remain vigilant and put your dog on the lead if necessary. The stoned track eventually becomes a grassy track, and in wet weather can become a little muddy, but continue along it for approx 0.75 miles. There are fine views across the fields on either side of the track. The track is rather undulating, but as you reach the top of the last uphill section, you will be rewarded with lovely views of Bakewell and it’s church spire.
  5. When you reach the end of the track, you will pass through a gate into a field (ignore the signs to Great Longstone, which will be on your right). Please be aware, that there are often cattle and sheep in this field, so make sure your dog is on the lead. Follow the well trodden path down through the field, following the blue arrowed bridleway sign. At the bottom of the field, pass through the gate and continue to the bottom of the track, bearing right as you walk past Holme Hall which will be on your left. The track will join up with a minor road.
  6. Once you reach the road (where the entrance to the Riverside Business Park is on your right,) turn left and follow the road until you reach a footpath (accessed by a gate) on your right. Note: There is a poop bin, just by the entrance to the Riverside Business Park. You can now walk across the meadow to the next set of gates.
  7. At the corner of the meadow, there are two gates, one takes you up onto the road and the other continues into the next meadow, along a narrow stone path. Follow the path which takes you to another gate and into the field beyond. From here, follow the footpath across the field and towards the stone bridge.
  8. Once at the bridge, turn right and walk across the bridge back into Bakewell.
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Weekend Walk – Cromford

Cromford walk photo 1Tilly, Mackie and I decided to do an experimental walk along Cromford Canal this week. The reason I say it’s experimental is because dog walks have taken on a whole new meaning now that I have two dogs! Particularly since one is still only a puppy, but at 12 months old, he’s a big one!  At the moment we are doing a lot of lead walks, but that’s only because I don’t have the perfect recall with them together.

Anyhow, the walk that I am about to describe is approximately 2 miles long and took me about one hour. It has a steep uphill section, but is a real mixture of canal paths, woodland and road walking. Hopefully a little bit of everything for everyone.  There are also refreshment stops along the way too.

The Walk

1. Park at Cromford Wharf car park DE4 3RQ.  It is a pay and display (it cost me £1.30 for two hours, which I didn’t think was too bad).

2. From the canal, turn left and walk towards the canal. You must turn left and walk down the canal towards High Peak Junction. Many people walk their dogs along here, and many of them will be off lead. There are poop bins to be found at High Peak junction and I’m pretty sure I passed one at the start of the canal walk at Cromford Wharf.  It’s approximately 1 mile to the High Peak Junction. There are refreshments served here if you wish.Cromford walk photo 2

3. Upon arriving at High Peak Junction, you need to cross the bridge and head behind the buildings, following a path which is called the Sheep Pastures incline.  You will walk through a short tunnel onto the trail. This is the long steep part of the walk. Dogs are fine to be off lead once you are on this path.  The footpath that you are on, follows what was the Cromford and High Peak Railway. You will pass a “catch pit” which was designed to capture run away trains of which there were a few!

4. Continue walking up this hill and walk past the small brick building which will be on your right. Shortly afterwards, you will see a footpath sign on your left. This is where the High Peak Trail (which is what you are on) intersects with the Midshires Trail. You will notice that you are on what I can only describe as a bridge section. Once you turn left you will almost double back on yourself and effectively go underneath the High Peak Trail. Follow the signpost to Cromford (turn left). You will walk down a track, again dogs are still OK off lead, but be aware that this track turns into a road very shortly.

Cromford walk photo 3

5. The track peters out and becomes Intake Lane. Follow this lane downhill (ignoring all turnings) and eventually you will meet the A6, which is a very busy main road. Turn left along the A6 and walk up to the traffic light junction, be very careful of the traffic and keep your dogs on a short lead.   (Note: To avoid walking along the A6 pavement, apparently there is a gap in the wall opposite Intake Lane, when you meet the A6, I didn’t see this path, but apparently this will cut the corner where the road junction is, but I don’t know how easy it would be to cross the road at this point).

6. At the junction, turn right into Mill Road and walk back towards the Cromford Wharf car park.

Below I have shown a map, where the blue marker shows where the walk starts. If you move the map across to the right, you can see the footpaths that I have described. I am still working on how to use these maps properly, so you will have to bear with me! The OS map OL24 is the correct Ordnance Survey map to use, if you have one.

For nearby pubs click here

You might also be interested in this post for dog friendly cafes.

Enjoy your dog walk!

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Weekend Walk: Chatsworth or Eyam?

Chatsworth Horse Trials

Being as Summer is nearly upon us, and everyone likes to find new places to walk/visit with their dogs, I thought I would start a new regular post giving ideas for where to go with your dog at the weekend.

Keeping it timely, this weekend sees the Chatsworth Horse Trials gallop into town (Fri/Sat & Sun 15th – 17th May 2015). This is a great day out for all the family, including your furry friends. They are usually very well catered for at Chatsworth, with plenty of water being available around the show ground for your dog. We go every year, and I am always amazed at the number of dogs that visit – it’s really good to see.

Be prepared to walk a lot! You can follow the riders around the course and watching some spectacular horsemanship. I promise that both you and the dogs will be exhausted by all the fresh air and exercise that you will get!

There are also great trade stands ranging from country clothing, food and drink,  and several pet supply stands. I am hoping that we might find some new dog beds this year, and I could do with some more ideas for training aids for my naughty gun dog puppy. As I write this, he’s currently got one of my socks and lets’s say, I won’t be wearing them any time soon.

A walk in Eyam

If horses aren’t your thing, then how about visiting Eyam (The Plague Village – or at least was…). I went there this week for a wander around with the dogs. We had a nice mooch around the village and then I visited one of the coffee shops which I know is dog friendly, and they now have a window sticker on their front door. Thanks to the staff at Cafe Village Green, which is in The Square in Eyam.

Whilst I was there, I saw another coffee shop almost opposite which I haven’t been in before, but a quick bit of research on Trip Advisor revealed that they are also dog friendly, so I will be taking a trip back to Eyam to take a window sticker to Eyam Tea Rooms, also on The Square.

Our walk (in brief)

1. I parked in Eyam Hall car park (this is a National Trust car park, you’ll need to be a member to park here). Other parking is available, just follow the signs in the village.

2. I turned left and walked up main street, until I reached what was once a public house. I then turned left into Tideswell Lane and followed this up the hill and then turned left onto Windmill Lane. If you have an OS map, there is a loop which takes you around Dunlow Farm and eventually loops back into Tideswell Lane, but there are a lot of sheep and lambs in these fields and dogs must be kept on leads.

3. Instead of taking the loop around Dunlow Farm, because I was short of time and wanted to get to the coffee shop before it closed, I simply turned left down Dunlow Lane, which actually brought me back to the rear of the Eyam Hall car park. I did notice that there were footpath signs to The Delf and Eyam Dale which looked quite interesting so that’s maybe for another day!

I’ve grabbed a quick google map so that you can see the location, hopefully it will help you gain your bearings around the village. You may find you need to expand the map to see all the details and road names.

12 things to do with your dog in the Peaks

Here’s some ideas for what to do today with your dog!

1. Take a walk in Grinlow Woods, Buxton, where your dog can run around the woodlands and burn off some energy. Later you can visit the Pooles Cavern coffee shop, which is a dog friendly cafe, and have a nice warm drink – with your dog by your side. Please note that the cavern itself is not dog friendly, but you are more than welcome to walk through into the coffee shop and enjoy refreshments for you and your dog!

2. Explore the Monsal Trail, and discover one of the many dog friendly pubs nearby. Check our Dogs Welcome in the Peak District guide for more details of which pubs are dog friendly.

3. Visit Bakewell on a Monday, and walk around the market. You can follow this with a drink at a dog friendly cafe or one of the dog friendly pubs in Bakewell. Check our Dog Friendly Bakewell guide for more information.

4. Make a trip to Monyash and take a walk down Lathkill Dale, or try our Monyash Meander walk in our Dog Friendly Bakewell guide. You can finish your day with a visit to the Old Smithy tearooms, who welcome dogs.

5. Visit Monsal Head and walk down into Monsal Dale. Your dog will enjoy running free in Monsal Dale. You can enjoy a drink or a meal in The Stables Bar, back up at Monsal Head, when you’ve both tired from all the fresh air and exercise.

6. Go and see the Crich Tramway Museum. Dogs are welcome to enjoy a ride on a tram. Please check their website for opening times, there are sometimes restrictions on services during the winter months.

7. Enjoy a walk from the picturesque Ashford in the Water and enjoy either a dog friendly cafe or a dog friendly pub. Check our Dog Friendly Bakewell guide for more details.

8. Spend an afternoon wandering around Chatsworth House grounds, you will be pleased to know they allow dogs in the Gardens as long as they are on a lead.

9. Travel to the Eastern Moors near to Sheffield and experience the open spaces of the moors and heather. Enjoy a National Trust walk and stop off at The Grouse inn, which is dog friendly. You can eat with your dog in the conservatory area at the back (limited seating) or there are several benches and tables outside.

10. Visit Black Rocks at Cromford and enjoy a varied walk with your dog through woodlands and open spaces. There are way marked trails, but also plenty of footpaths for those with a local map.

11. If you fancy a woodland walk, check out dog walk section at the top of the page.

Girls in the Goyt Valley

Dog walk in the Goyt ValleyTilly and her daughter have just enjoyed the morning having a great dog walk around the Goyt Valley. They started at the Errwood Car Park and raced up the hill towards Shining Tor, enjoying a pit stop at the trig point.

They then carried along the path towards Cats Tor before turning right and trotting down the hillside onto Foxlow Edge, past Errwood Hall before returning back to the carpark.

Dogs enjoying a walk around Goyt Valley

A good time was had by all!

For more walks around the Peak District try Derbyshire & the Peak District – A Dog Walker’s Guide