Dovedale Parwich & Tissington - 28th May 2006
Date 28th May 2006 Description Dovedale, Parwich & Tissington
Start Point Narlows Lane Car Park Peaks Climbed Thorpe Cloud 286m
Total Time 7hrs 00min   Shining Tor (Milldale) 250m
Walking Time 5hrs 20min    
Stopped Time 1hrs 40min    
Distance 14.76 miles    
Moving Average 2.8 mph    
Elevation at Start 212 metres Temperature 17°C
Total Ascent 871 metres Weather Cloudy with sunny intervals
Max Elevation 310 metres Walking With No One
Narlows Lane Car Park (Thorpe) - Thorpe Cloud - Lindale - Traverse above Dovedale - Upper Taylors Wood - Dove Holes - Milldale - Shining Tor - Tissington Trail - Parwich Lees - Parwich - Tissington - Lees Farm - Fenny Bentley - Narlows Lane Car Park (Thorpe)

Todays walk was one that was nearer to home for me. I started from Thorpe (just north of Ashbourne) and walked to Dovedale via Thorpe Cloud. It was quite cloudy while I was at the summit. I continued up dovedale via the high path above the dale. After awhile I descended back into Dovedale at Dove Holes and then walked to Milldale. Then climbing out of the dale once more I walked on to Shining Tor. There were good views up the dale from the summit.

I carried on towards the Tissington Trail and crossed at A515 (Ashbourne to Buxton road). After walking along the Tissington Trail for a short distance I turned off towards Parwich. There was a moment during crossing the fields when I was slowed down by some very interested young cows. Thankfully they did not follow me too far. I eventually arrived at Parwich Lees and then I took another path to Parwich. This is a very nice village with a good pub. My walk then took me across fields once more to the village of Tissington. One of the reasons for taking this walk today was because of the famous Tissington Well Dressings. I walked around the village to see all six well dressings before walking on to Fenny Bentley via Lees Farm. It was only a short walk then back to the start at Narlows Lane Car Park.
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Reference Books Used

Walk the Peak District South by Frank Westcott (Discovery Walking)
Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
Narlows Lane Car Park
Looking towards Thorpe Cloud
Thorpe Cloud from Peveril of the Peak Hotel
Thorpe Cloud summit and small ridge
Thorpe Cloud summit and Bunster Hill
View into Dovedale from Thorpe Cloud
Another view to Dovedale from Thorpe Cloud
Lin Dale
Dovedale from near the "Stepping Stones"
Thorpe Cloud from Dovedale
The famous "Stepping Stones" in Dovedale
Thorpe Cloud with River Dove
Looking to River Dove & Stepping Stones
Thorpe Cloud from path out of Dovedale
River Dove & Lode Mill from Shining Tor
Looking north to Dovedale
Looking down to Lovers Leap in Dovedale
Looking down this time to the Twelve Apostles
Old "gate" on path above Dovedale
Opposite Dove Holes Cave in Dovedale
Dove Holes Cave in Dovedale
River Dove
Mallard Duck on River Dove
Milldale and Viators ancient bridge
Stile over stone wall on path above Dovedale
Shining Tor summit
Tissington Trail near Newton Grange
Path to Parwich Lees
Parwich Church
Road near Tissington
Tissington Church
Hands Well Tissington
Coffin Well Tissington
Tissington Church
Tissington village pond
Lees Farm
Looking towards Dog and Partridge Inn
Fenny Bentley Church
Town Well Tissington

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