DOVEDALE APPROACH
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Dovedale Approach - 26th January 2008
WALK STATISTICS
Date 26th January 2008 Description Dovedale Approach
Start Point Mappleton Lane Car Park Peaks Climbed Thorpe Cloud 286m
Total Time 3hrs 50min    
Walking Time 3hrs 00min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 50min    
Distance 8.80 miles    
Moving Average 2.9 mph Start Grid Ref SK 17568 46932
Elevation at Start 126 metres Temperature 10°C
Total Ascent 400 metres Weather Some Sunny Intervals
Max Elevation 286 metres Walking With No One
WALK NOTES

Mappleton Lane Car Park (Tissington Trail) - Mappleton Lane Car Park (Tissington Trail)

Another walk from one of our well known OFC members Mr Mark Richards. The walk is one of a collection in the White Peak Walks (The Southern Dales) book. I followed the walk pretty much to as Mark describes although I took the detour up Thorpe Cloud. An excellent walk on a reasonably sunny day. The path along the River Dove was quite muddy in places and the river level was very high. The route followed the Thorpe Cloud side of the valley. There were several places where I had to walk on the scree slopes as the river had covered the path. The famous stepping stones were also mainly submerged (so there was no chance of crossing the river for anyone).

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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

White Peak Walks (The Southern Dales) - Mark Richards (Cicerone)
Maps Used
259 Explorer - Derby, Uttoxeter, Ashbourne & Cheadle
  OL24 - The Peak District - White Peak Area
PHOTOGRAPHS
Mappleton Lane / Ashbourne Tunnel
Mappleton Lane Cycle Centre
Tissington Trail Mileages
Tissington Trail
Bentley Brook
Path at Callow
Path next to Callow Caravan Park
Dovedale from Callow
Mappleton with Thorpe Cloud in distance
Oakover Arms Mappleton
Mappleton Church
Flooded River Dove
River Dove near Mappleton
River Dove with Thorpe Cloud in distance
River Dove
Fields next to River Dove
Fields next to River Dove
Coldwall Bridge
Coldwall Bridge
Bunster Hill comes into view
Bunster Hill in the distance
Thorpe Cloud in the distance
Bunster Hill from Thorpe Mill Farm
Thorpe Cloud from Thorpe Mill Farm
Dovedale from Thorpe Mill Farm
Thorpe Cloud and Thorpe Mill Farm
Bunster Hill from near Dovedale Car Park
Dovedale from near Dovedale Car Park
Zooming in to walkers on Thorpe Cloud
Mallard on River Dove
Entering Dovedale
Footbridge over River Dove in Dovedale
Dovedale with flooded path
Dovedale with flooded path
Dovedale with flooded path
Submerged Stepping Stones in Dovedale
Submerged Stepping Stones in Dovedale
Submerged Stepping Stones in Dovedale
Submerged Stepping Stones in Dovedale
Dovedale from ascent of Thorpe Cloud
Looking towards path to Thorpe Pasture
Dovedale from Thorpe Cloud
Bunster Hill from Thorpe Cloud
Thorpe Cloud summit
Thorpe Cloud summit
Thorpe Cloud summit
Thorpe Cloud
Thorpe Village
Sign in Thorpe Village
Tissington Trail over Spend Lane

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