Wolfscote Dale

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PhileasDog
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Apr 2022 • Solo
My name is Phileas Dog and I love walkies
Wolfcote dale is pictueresk but not suitable really for wheelchairs
I started at Hartington where there is a small pay and display car park and a tea room
If you find the public loos follow the path behind it to Beresford Dale
Keep going straight past Pike pool with a large tor in the river and eventually you will get to a small bridge and stepping stones
It's rumoured this is where one of the last wolves was killed in the peaks GULP
Go into Wolfcote Dale which is quite flat but very beautiful and good for picnics
BONE US!
I noticed the ducks ride down the river and then fly back up like a natural wild water ride at a theme park
Also saw grey wagtails and dippers plus a few trout
At junction with Biggin dale you can go left and round back to Hartington but it's very bumpy and rocky and not easy going but comes in at about 6 miles
Instead go straight on into Milldale and you will eventually come to a small road where you can pick up other walks or back to Hartington
I am due a facial and nails so my feet started to ache so we turned back and retraced my steps putting in about 8 miles
I saw two caves one near the stones and bridge going into wolfcote dale and another just past the turnoff into Biggindale. I DRAGGED my Daddy up there to investigate and I wondered if that wolf used to sleep and eat there?
Go figure eh
5 WOOFS from me but not suitable really if your not fully mobile
Written 3 May 2022
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AMW1970
Heaton, UK533 contributions
Mar 2022
We were told this walk was worth finding and it is. The version we used was found on peakdistrictwalks.net and is titled Wolfscote Dale + Biggin Dale walk from Hartington (5 miles).
Hartington is a picture postcard place with several places to find food plus a car park and public toilet.
The route is mixed, initially covering open farm pasture before entering a wood and then following the river to find the steep sided but flat bottomed and well pathed Wolfscote Dale. Following along this path it felt like a smaller and pretty part of the better known Dovedale to stepping stones walk. We could not enter Biggin Dale for the return part of this circular route as the smaller tributary leading into the Dove had spilt and flooded the whole area. To be honest simply retracing our steps was no hardship as Wolfscote Dale looks different as you follow the river in each direction,
I would definitely recommend this walk. It would be made perfect if there was a cafe or pub at the halfway mark - there isn't so take a drink and snack.
I would rate this walk as mostly easy but there were a few slippery bits where the fields were muddy.
The only thing I would say is that this is not really a pushchair or wheelchair friendly route at any stage as the path, whilst mostly well defined and flat, is more rocky and gravelly than Dovedale.
All in all a beautiful river side walk with plenty to see and enjoy,
Written 10 March 2022
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535marcus
Littlehampton, UK4 contributions
Oct 2021
Quieter than Dovedale, but with all the charm. Round walks via Gypsy Bank to Alstonefield, Path along Dove is level, but if you want to do a round its very steep
Written 23 October 2021
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rayrest
London, UK7,418 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A little more remote than Dovedale main track but nevertheless it is still a beautiful area of natural outstanding beauty.
Written 8 February 2020
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Paul F
Chesterfield, UK2,035 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Wolfscote dale is a stunningly beautiful area and due to its slightly longer walk isn't as popular as some areas so you can still find a little bit of solitude if you need it.

Crystal clear waters run through this steeped sided valley. We have walked here so many times in all sorts of weather...believe me! But it's all good to see the seasons change and the steady tempo of nature.

Good pubs and cafes are situated at Hartington for example.
Written 12 May 2019
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nikang
Derby, UK412 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
very much like dovedale but no shops .. again a great place to visit.. so make sure you take some pack-up .. if you follow the river down you will come to milldale where there is a little shop about 3 miles
Written 10 April 2019
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Lukajoreb
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK1,429 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
It was quite a dull day on our visit but this didn’t detract from the experience. It was a Monday in March so it was very quiet and I’m sure would’ve been much busier the day before. We did a circular walk from Hartington, down Wolfscote Dale and then back up Biggin Dale to Hartington again, about six miles in total... pleasant, easy and thoroughly enjoyable.
Written 19 March 2019
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walkingboots2016
Alcester, UK147 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Although not as well known as nearby Dovedale (the river that flows through it is the river dove) it is equally as stunning . walking up it from Hartington you pass a series of weirs, cross footbridges or when the rivers low stepping stones. Past beautiful rock formations where the river has carved its way over centurys. Its slighty more open than the wooded dovedale but that adds to the views.
several footpaths back to hartington mean that it can be made a circular walk of varying lengths
Written 17 February 2019
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