GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Weaver Hills

6 miles (9 km)

This circular walk explores the Weaver Hills area of the White Peak.
The small range of hills are located a few miles west of Ashbourne in north eastStaffordshire. They climb to a height of over 1200ft offering fine views over the Peak District and the Churnet Valley. The Weaver Hills are thought to be the southernmost main hills andcarboniferous limestonerock strata of thePennines.
Start the walk from the small village of Wootton where you can pick up footpaths heading north west onto the hills. You'll pass limestone quarries as you climb towards Hoften's Cross and Rue Hill. The route then turns round to return past Wardlow Quarry and 'The Walk' which is the high point of the hills at 371 metres (1,217ft) above sea level.
To continue your walking in the area you could explore the lovely Churnet Valley. The route runs from Froghall to Cheddleton where you will find the interesting Churnet Valley Railway centre.
The hills are also located close to the villages of Oakamoor and Alton where you can easily reach the delightful Dimmingsdale.

Weaver Hills OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Weaver Hills Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Stone houses in Wootton village - geograph.org.uk - 366158

Stone houses in Wootton village

Gateway, Gidacre Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1071787

Gateway, Gidacre Lane

Weaver Hills - geograph.org.uk - 1537228

Weaver Hills

Dew pond on the Weaver Hills - geograph.org.uk - 364961

Dew pond on the Weaver Hills

Solitary Hawthorn Tree on the Weaver Hills - geograph.org.uk - 779068

Solitary Hawthorn Tree on the Weaver Hills

Southeastern edge of Wardlow Quarry - geograph.org.uk - 366141

Southeastern edge of Wardlow Quarry

Kevin Quarry - geograph.org.uk - 779073

Kevin Quarry

Entrance To Kevin Quarry - geograph.org.uk - 437389

Entrance To Kevin Quarry

GPS Files

GPX File

Weaver Hills.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Weaver Hills.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)