Royal Shrovetide Football Challenge
This walk celebrates the Royal Shrovetide Football Match which occurs annually on Shrove Tuesday in the town of Ashbourne. The game is played on a 3 mile long pitch and takes place over two days.
The walk starts and ends in Ashbourne and follows waymarked tracks and country lanes through Kniveton, Tissington, Thorpe and Mapleton. The route includes a delightful waterside section along the River Dove from Thorpe to Church Mayfield.
Attractions on the route include the beautiful Jacobean Mansion at Tissington Hall. The mansion is set in lovely grounds and offers fabulous views of the Peak District.