Tissington Trails and Tearoom
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This is mostly a gentle walk starting in one of the prettiest and most unspoilt villages in the peak district, Tissington. Centred around Tissington Hall, the great Jacobean house of the FitzHerbert family, this estate village boasts limestone cottages, tinkling streams and traditonal wells (from which the custom of well dressing is thought to have begun).
We will start our walk by leaving Tissington in the direction of Dove Dale taking a short but steepish incline to the ridge top. Rather than descend into the dale we will follow the ridge north with lovely views over the dales in both directions. We will head towards Alsop where we meet up with the Tissington Trail, the former London and North Western Railway (LNWR) line between Buxton and Ashbourne. We will follow the trail back down towards Tissington, ending our walk with a stroll through the village and no doubt a stop for a tea and cake in Tissington's delightful tearoom.
Why not make a day of it and come to the Nottingham ale trail social in the evening?
Image credits: Image 1 - The Hall at Tissington, Derbyshire © JR P licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. All other images provided by ODL member Andrew Renault, and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for their use.
What to bring
Good walking shoes (it may be muddy in parts), a warm waterproof jacket and a day rucksack with water and snacks are essential. In case of cold or bad weather waterproof trousers and a thermos of tea/coffee is recommended.
Food & drink
Bring a packed lunch. We will end the walk right outside Herbert's tearoom in time for a well earned cake.