Best trails in Ashbourne, Staffordshire

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Explore the most popular trails near Ashbourne with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Ashbourne, Staffordshire
Top trails (4)
#1 - Wetton, Thor's Cave and Grindon
Peak District National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
#2 - Wetton, Ilam, Dovedale & Hartington
Dovedale National Nature Reserve
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Length: 21.5 mi • Est. 10 h 39 m
This trail start at Wetton, then heads to Thor's cave then down to Ilam. Go over the top of Thorpe Cloud and over the edge of the River Dove, then head in to Milldale, Alstonefield and round Narrowdale Hill. After that head in to Hartington for some cheese then make a left towards Ecton, then finally cross the River Manifold to make your way back down to Wetton. Much of the route crosses farmland grazed by cows or sheep, so please keep your dog on the leash. There are stiles, hills and uneven ground throughout the route, as well as a small amount of road walking. Show more
#3 - Alstonefield, Hartington, Pilsbury, Hulme End and Dovedale NNR
Peak District National Park
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Length: 26.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
The elliptical route minimises the use of the more popular trails and other challenge routes around the Staffordshire Moorlands and Derbyshire Dales. Starting from Alstonefield, the route goes through Milldale, over Baley Hill, into Nabs Dale, across the Dove at Ilam Rock, climb to Aires Cottage, then descend Bunster Hill, past Ilam Hall, through Musden Woods and up to Slade House Farm, then past Throwley Hall, through Grindon, across the Manifold at Wetton Mill, over Ecton Hill, Hulme End, Sheen, around Sheen Hill, across the River Dove at Pilsbury, Hartington, Beresford Dale, Narrow Dale and back to Alstonefield.Show more
#4 - Iron Tors Circular
Peak District National Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m