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Hartington, Pilsbury and Banktop Farm

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Peak District National Park

Hartington, Pilsbury and Banktop Farm is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 866 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


historic site

A varied walk starting at the pretty village of Hartington. The walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map is OS 24 White Peak. Hartington is set in magnificent White Peak limestone scenery, close to the River Dove, which marks the county boundary of Derbyshire with Staffordshire and is an important tourist centre. It is an old village which has some very nice buildings arranged around a large marketplace with its own pond. The village has a cheese shop, and a variety of refreshment stops. Well Dressings are displayed in Hartington each September, this is an ancient tradition in Derbyshire where pictures are created in beds of clay using flower petals and natural materials and displayed near wells or springs to give thanks for a fresh water supply. On this walk you will encounter many stiles including squeeze stiles (some of which are very narrow so be prepared to breathe in!) and wall stiles, a steep ascent and descent and there may be livestock in some of the fields. Some sections are rocky underfoot and can be muddy at times.

Mon Apr 29 2019

lovely chilled walk

Tue Feb 26 2019

Amazing walk, thoroughly enjoyed and great navigation and descriptions making it easy to follow, on a glorious February morning great views throughout the walk, would highly recommend

9 days ago