Dovedale Dipper - 5th August 2007
Date 5th August 2007 Description Dovedale Dipper
Start Location Hartington Village Hall Peaks Climbed  
Start Grid Reference SK 12900 60452    
Total Time 8hrs 37min
Time taken for all statistics
Walking Time 8hrs 07min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 30min    
Distance 26.20 miles    
Moving Average 3.2 mph Temperature  28°C
Elevation at Start 236 metres Pressure  
Total Ascent 1,210 metres Weather Blue sky and very hot
Max Elevation 410 metres Walking With 331 who completed challenge
Hartington Village Hall - High Peak Trail - Checkpoint 1 Sparklow - Hurdlow - Earl Sterndale - Checkpoint 2 Longnor - Checkpoint 3 Revidge - Warslow - Ecton - Wetton Hill - Checkpoint 4 Wetton - Checkpoint 5 Castern Hall - Milldale Village - Checkpoint 6 Milldale - Dovedale - Wolfscote Dale - Hartington Village Hall

This was an excellent walk in very scenic countryside in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. It was a very hot day with temperatures soaring up to 28°C. Except for one field the ground was firm (surprising after all the rain in previous weeks). Lots of water was drunk during the day and the checkpoints were working flat out. A well earned meal and drinks were awaiting our return. Well done to all concerned in organising a great event.

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Reference Books Used

Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
Car Park behind Hartington Creamery
Hartington Dairy Crest Creamery
Registration at Hartington Village Hall
Registration at Hartington Village Hall
Outside the Village Hall before the event
Outside the Village Hall before the event
Waiting for the start
Final instructions
Hartington Village
Walking out of Hartington
Bank Top Farm
Walkers near Bank Top Farm
Grassy path near Carder Low
Crossing fields on way to small pond
Small pond on path to Vincent Farm
Vincent Farm
High Peak Trail or Pennine Bridleway
Near first Checkpoint at Sparklow
Heading for Hurdlow on High Peak Trail
A solitary walker near Hurdlow
Dowlow Limestone Quarry in distance
High Wheeldon - 422 metres
Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill in distance
Muddy field on leaving Beggars Bridge
Checkpoint 2 in Longnor
Longnor Village
Folds End Farm
Path near River Manifold
Fields on way to Revidge
Checkpoint 3 at Revidge
Checkpoint 3 at Revidge
Looking out of Revidge Wood
Walkers at Ecton
Deep Ecton Mine Engine House
Looking to Back of Ecton
Heading towards Wetton Hill
Checkpoint 4 at Wetton
Fields near Castern
Narrow path heading towards Castern
Path after leaving Castern
Pasture Lane near Milldale
Striding off towards Milldale
Milldale Village
River Dove near Milldale
Footbridge over River Dove near Milldale
Wolfscote Dale
Finish at Hartington is in sight
Made it!!! - As I arrived St John Ambulance were organising to rescue an injured walker

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