898 Ashford in the Water and Bakewell

No-one needs an excuse for visiting Ashford in the Water for it is one of the Peak District's prettiest villages, while Bakewell with its fine church and ancient bridge is the most attractive town. After an initial steepish climb the rest of the walk is easy with great aerial views over Ashford. Then it's down into Bakewell for a little retail therapy before a stroll through pastures beside the River Wye brings you back to Ashford and the difficult decision is it to be cafe or pub.

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LOCATION: 10 miles east of Buxton
START: Ashford in the Water car park, off A6, toilets
Grid ref: SK195697 Postcode: DE451QB
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Spoilt for choice in both Bakewell & Ashford
EN ROUTE: Scot's Garden, Holme Bridge, Lumford

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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