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Alport to Hartington - Derbyshire Dales

WALK A - 11 miles, WALK B - 8.5 miles.

Both walks start out from Alport along the River Bradford and pass below Youlgrave. As the river takes a southerly turn, we pass Hopping Farm and just beyond there the B Walk leaves the river and heads out onto Gratton Moor. After crossing the moor, we dip down into Long Dale to re-join the route of the A Walk.

The A Walk from Hopping Farm continues along the river to Dale End, here we enter the deep valley of Gratton Dale. The path through Gratton Dale meets Long Dale at its southern end and we walk along Long Dale, that passes below Gratton and Smerrill Moors, to the top end.

Here the A&B Walks join and at the end of the Long Dale turns to Friden. We pass through Stanedge Grange and the path takes us down through farmland to Hartington.

WALK C - 5 miles

We don't have a leader for this walk. If there are less than 3 people wanting to do a C Walk, we will ask them to explore (with map provided) the Hartington area by themselves. If they are more than 3 then a led walk will take place from Parsley Hay on the Tissington Trail to Hartington.