This circular walk around Ashover explores the countryside around the village. On the way you'll climb to the Fabrick viewpoint, enjoy views of the River Amber, visit the village of Milltown and enjoy woodland sections around Cocking Tor.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths east up to Farhill. It's a lovely spot with pretty heather on the hills and great views over Peak District hills. On a clear day, views can be seen of nearby Chesterfield with its Crooked Spire, Bolsover Castle, Hardwick Hall, some suburbs of the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield, and the surrounding counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire.
After climbing Farhill you descend back toward the village and head south toward Milltown with nice views of the River Amber on the way. At Milltown you turn west and head to Cocking Tor where there are some woodland trails to try. You then head north past Overton Hall to return to the village.
To continue your walking in the area head south east to visit Ogston Reservoir. The reservoir is one of Derbyshire's premier bird watching sites.
The county town of Matlock is also nearby where you can pick up several good walking trails including the long distance Derwent Valley Heritage Way.
Ashover Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Ashover Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Ashover OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Ashover Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Ashover
- Ogston Reservoir - This beautiful reservoir near the Derbyshire village of Brackenfield is one of Derbyshire's premier bird watching sites
- Five Pits Trail - This is a super off road cycling and walking trail running from Grassmoor Country Park to Tibshelf
- Carsington Water - This route follows the circular cycling and walking trail around Carsington Water in Ashbourne, Derbyshire
- Matlock - The county town of Matlock is a great base for exploring the south eastern edge of the Peak District
- Derwent Valley Heritage Way - Follow the River Derwent through the Derbyshire Peak District on this stunning walk