Hartington to Wolfscote Dale

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289 m
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Hartington to Wolfscote Dale

The walk from Hartington to Wolfscote Dale is a great adventure in the Peak District that will take you through two charming dales that flank Wolfscote Hill on either side. While out on the trail, you will have some scenic views of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, as you walk through the valley alongside the River Dove. This scenic stroll is the perfect option if you enjoy quaint riverside views.

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Route Description for Hartington to Wolfscote Dale

The Hartington to Wolfscote Dale Trail is a popular walking route due to its good variety of terrain and beautifully scenic views along the edge of the River Dove. Setting out from the village, the trail cuts across the open farmland to the south until you enter into the beautiful setting of the Beresford Dale National Nature Reserve. Heading a bit further south along the flowing waters of the River Dove will bring you into the Wolfscote Dale NNR, a charming riverside setting featuring several rocky outcrops and rolling green hills. After rounding Wolfscote Hill, make your way through the marshy landscape of Biggin Dale NNR and enjoy the scenic views across the countryside as you head back to the north through the fields to return to the village where you began the walk.

Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

Getting to the Hartington to Wolfscote Dale Trailhead

To reach the starting point for the Hartington to Wolfscote Dale Walk from Newhaven, drive northwest on A515 for 1.1 km and turn left onto B5054. Follow this for 3.7 km until you arrive in the village of Hartington where the walk begins.

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    Yes - On Leash

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    Older Children only

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