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Biggin, Wolfscote and Beresford Dales Walk

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Biggin, Wolfscote and Beresford Dales Walk is a 9.8 kilometer loop trail located near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 9.8 km Elevation Gain: 311 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips






A pleasant circular walk along three interconnecting limestone dales starting from the village of Hartington. Biggin Dale, the first on the walk, is predominantly dry except for the latter part, where a stream appears and, for some distance, competes with the footpath. This is a very pretty dale and is also part of the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve. Wolfscote Dale, the second on the walk, has high rocky cliffs and the River Dove flows between its steep banks. The third dale is Beresford Dale a much gentler tree lined dale, along which the River Dove continues to flow. Hartington is a major tourist village, set in the Dove Valley, with a duck pond on the green, a cheese shop, several pubs, a post office and general store. On the walk you will pass over sections of farmland so please take care with dogs as the fields may contain livestock. There are several gates on route and various types of stile including wall and squeezer. A few places may be muddy especially after wet weather and some sections are rocky under foot, so good stout footwear is recommended. From the middle to the end of Biggin Dale the footpath in places competes with a stream so some care is needed to negotiate these wet sections. Public toilets are located at the start of the walk and refreshments are available in the village.

28 days ago

Very nice walk. Fairly flat with the walk along the Dove the highlight as always. Completed walk in middle of September . Stream was not present or trail muddy so an easy walk and a good way to spend three hours

2 months ago

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