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:help: Please can someone suggest something which would be really nice for me to do just for a few hours while I'm in Bakewell.

 

Ever so gratefully

Wendy

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:help: Please can someone suggest something which would be really nice for me to do just for a few hours while I'm in Bakewell.

 

Ever so gratefully

Wendy

 

TRY THIS SITE

Click on the map for more details.

 

THIS MIGHT BE GOOD.

 

I'd take you myself....but the missus won't let me. :(

 

BAKEWELL & ASHFORD IN THE WATER - by John N. Merrill (copied and pasted from above site)

6 MILES

- allow 2 1/2 hours.

 

Basic route - Bakewell - Bakewell Station - Monsal Trail - Thornbridge Hall - Ashford-in-the-Water - Bakewell.

 

Map - 1:25,000 Explorer Series No. OL24 - The White Peak - East Sheet.

 

Car park and start - Bakewell or Bakewell Station.

 

Inns - Several in Bakewell - Castle Inn, Rutland Arms and Ashford-in-the-Water - Bulls Head and Ashford Arms.

 

Teas - Numerous in Bakewell.

 

ABOUT THE WALK - A beautiful walk along the trail for 2 1/2 miles before descending to the attractive village of Ashford-in-the-Water. You return to Bakewell via the River Wye.

 

WALKING INSTRUCTIONS - From the Market Place in Bakewell, follow the Sheffield road and cross the five-arched bridge of the River Wye. Just beyond this bridge turn half right and ascend Station Road. At the top is the former Bakewell Station and car park on your left. Turn left and gain the trail and turn left along it. The walking is delightful giving a different view of favourite areas of the Peak District as you walk under bridges, through viaducts and past old stations. After a mile pass Country Bookstore, on your right at Hassop Station, and after approximately two and a half miles along the trail you reach the impressive Thornbridge Station beside Thornbridge Hall. Continue along the trail for a further 200 yards to the end of a cutting. Here, as footpath signposted, you turn left and follow the path to Ashford-in-the-Water, a mile away.

 

The path is well defined and stiled as you pass a small wood on your left and descend to a lane, half a mile away. Cross this and continue along the path which now swings to your right with a small plantation on your left. A quarter of a mile later you reach the B6465 road. Cross this and follow the path opposite across the field to a minor road. Turn left and where the road forks 200 yards later, turn left and descend steeply past the houses. Turn right at the bottom and on reaching the central part of Ashford, turn left and cross the main A6020 road and follow the closed road, with the cricket field on your left. If you have time, Ashford-in-the-Water is a very attractive village and well worth exploring: the Sheepwash Bridge is a fine example; the church has a Norman tympanum, funeral garlands and examples of Ashford Marble

 

On the closed road you cross the River Wye via a small bridge. On the road side of the left-hand parapet can be seen ÔM. Hyde 1664Õ. According to legend he crossed the bridge on horseback laden with sacks of flour. A strong wind caught him and blew him into the river where he drowned. At the end of the road, turn left and shortly afterwards, left again and follow the well used path back to Bakewell. At first you cross a field close to the River Wye before ascending and passing through several stiles and a small housing estate and road to the A6 road. Turn left to go back down the road into central Bakewell and the Rutland Arms. Turn left to the Tourist Office and Market Place.

 

You could also look in the Old House Museum - ask a local how to get there - it's interesting.

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:help: Please can someone suggest something which would be really nice for me to do just for a few hours while I'm in Bakewell.

 

Ever so gratefully

Wendy

 

I don't know Bakewell at all well, but when you visit the place you absolutely must go into the "Bakewell Tart" Shop near the centre, and buy at least one Bakewell Pudding. They are nothing like the rubbish peddled by the supermarkets and baker's shops anywhere else.

 

They are totally different and they are truly scrumptious! :o:thumbsup:

 

 

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Thanks ever so much. That sounds simply ace brilliant. I'm really looking forward to Monday now that I've got some ideas of where to go. :D

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A very great thank you to everyone. I had a really fantastic time in Bakewell yesterday. I concluded my business by about 10.30 and was well on my way by 11.00. As I needed to catch a 4pm bus and couldnt be sure that I would complete saxon's recommended route, I did a shorter walk which was still very enjoyable. I'm also very glad to say I met a nice couple on a day out who very kindly agreed to my joining them.

 

However, they were concerned I was planning such a walk on my own because they didnt consider it safe for a single woman to go walking on their own.

 

So given the amount of interest shown in my request, I'm wondering whether anyone would be interested in starting a walking group?

 

Thanks again to everyone who responded to my initial request.

 

Wendy

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Glad you enjoyed it wendy. :thumbsup:

 

Even just a couple of hours out there is worth the journey. Did you get a Bakewell tart?

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Glad you enjoyed it wendy. :thumbsup:

 

Even just a couple of hours out there is worth the journey. Did you get a Bakewell tart?

 

 

No I didnt; I was far too busy walking around because there was so much to see and so little time to see it all.

 

Very definitely worth doing again.

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