871 Carsington to Hognaston

In the 17th century Hognaston was extremely busy as it sat astride the main road from London to Manchester. Now nearby Carsington Water is the attraction with a million visitors every year, while the village, its ancient church and cottages, are quiet and peaceful.

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LOCATION: 4 miles north east of Ashbourne
START: Carsington Water pay & display main car park, signed from miles around
Grid ref: SK241515 Postcode: DE6 1ST
DISTANCE: 5 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Visitor Centre,2 pubs & The Pudding Room
EN ROUTE: Stones Island, Pudding Room Shop, Knockerdown Inn

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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