322 Pilsbury Castle

Unwelcome medieval visitors to Pilsbury Castle were deterred by its massive earthworks and spectacular position, and the site still sees few visitors as you can't get there by car. Only quiet field paths and ancient trackways lead to this remote spot in the upper valley of the River Dove. Keen walkers can then visit Carder Low summit, but returning to Hartington is quite a culture shock, for here people swarm like honeybees and you are spoilt for choice between a cream tea, a quick pint or an ice cream.

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LOCATION: Ten miles south-east of Buxton
START: Hartington. Car park on B5054, toilets Grid ref: SK128605 Postcode: SK170AP

DISTANCE: 6 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - White Peak Landranger 119
EN ROUTE: Sheen Hill, Carder Low

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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