7 great walks near Ashbourne

St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne

St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne - Credit: Ashley Franklin

Ashbourne lies just to the south of the Peak District and is the a convenient location to base yourself if you are looking for a walking break in the national park.

A view across the fields at Mayfield

A view across the fields at Mayfield - Credit: Archant

Mapleton
0 miles from Ashbourne
Start out at exploring Ashbourne then ascend and descend across lush farmland on an undulating ramble to Mapleton and back.
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Charming thatched cottage by the pond in Osmaston

Charming thatched cottage by the pond in Osmaston - Credit: Archant

Mayfield
2 miles from Ashbourne
Take a fabulous rural ramble on the border between Derbyshire and Staffordshire which passes a succession of historic houses, crosses a ‘double-decker’ bridge and ends in an eerie tunnel
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St Mary and St Barlock Church, Norbury

St Mary and St Barlock Church, Norbury - Credit: Ashley Franklin

Osmaston
2 miles from Ashbourne
An easy-going ramble around Osmaston Park and village located on the edge of the picturesque Derbyshire Dales.
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The duck pond at Tissington

The duck pond at Tissington - Credit: Archant

Norbury
5 miles from Ashbourne
Great walks are not limited within the boundaries of the Peak District, this county border walk saunters from Staffordshire over the Dove and dabbles into Derbyshire.
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Carsington Water

Carsington Water - Credit: Archant

Tissington
5 miles from Ashbourne
Explore the countryside around Tissington, the pretty estate village tucked away amid rolling hills whose well dressing tradition is world renowned.
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The view from Millway Lane

The view from Millway Lane - Credit: Archant

Brassington
7 miles from Ashbourne
Begin the walk through historic Brassington and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Carsington Water on the return which appears like a giant puddle embracing the Peak District landscape.
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Viator's Bridge

Viator's Bridge - Credit: Archant

Alstonefield
8 miles from Ashbourne
This walk, tucked away among limestone hills on the county border, initially descends to the Dove down a quiet lane to the picture postcard village of Milldale. After a riverside wander the ascent up Hall Dale and then end the walk with a roller-coaster ancient path with scenic views.
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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.