Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular Walk

This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
9.8 km
This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
311 m
User Ratings
These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
Be the first to add a review!
Directions to Trailhead
Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular

The Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular is a wonderful walk in Derbyshire that provides a nice mix of urban village walking and scenic countryside. While out on the trail, you will make your way through the historic village of Hartington before trekking along the beautiful River Dove through the Beresford, Wolfscote, and Biggin dales. Make sure to wear proper footwear for this pleasant journey through the rolling hills of the Peak District

Download the 10Adventures App

View Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular Walk on Map

View Map

Join our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Route Description for Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular Walk

Walking the Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular is a relatively easy journey through urban, riverside, and farmland terrain that can be enjoyed by walkers of almost any skill level. While there is a small amount of elevation gain along the route, it is more than manageable. The trail initially sets out from the village of Hartington and heads south across the countryside to meet up with the winding River Dove in the Beresford Dale National Nature Reserve. From here, you will follow closely along the river’s edge, as it flows through Wolfscote Dale at the foot of Wolfscote Hill. Reaching a point at the edge of the hill where the river is met by a brook, head north along the trail to pass through the scenic expanse of Biggin Dale and eventually arrive at the edge of the road near the village of Biggin. From here, make your way to the northwest to cut across the picturesque English countryside on the final leg of the journey back to the village of Hartington.

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 Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular trailhead in the centre of Hartington from Newhaven, drive to the northwest for 1.1 km along the A515 and make a left turn onto the B5054. Follow this for 3.5 km, until you arrive in the village, where you will need to locate parking.

Route Information

  • When to do


  • Backcountry Campsites


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type


Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular Walk Elevation Graph

Weather Forecast

Check Area Weather

Wolfscote and Biggin Dale Circular Walk Reviews

Add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Nearby Trails

Nearby Regions

Get travel inspiration and discounts

Join our weekly travel newsletter