CALWICH & OKEOVER
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Calwich & Okeover - 16th February 2008
WALK STATISTICS
Date 16th February 2008 Description Calwich & Okeover
Start Point Snelston Village Finish Point Quality Hotel Ashbourne
Total Time 4hrs 45min Elevation at Finish 175 metres
Walking Time 3hrs 55min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 50min    
Distance 11.80 miles Start Grid Ref SK 15358 43391
Moving Average 3.0 mph Finish Grid Ref SK 18978 45661
Elevation at Start 120 metres Temperature 0-6°C
Total Ascent 395 metres Weather Sunny
Max Elevation 275 metres Walking With No One
WALK NOTES

Snelston Village - Calwich Abbey - Ellastone - Limestone Way - Swinscoe - Okeover Park - Mappleton - Tissington Trail - Ashbourne

On an exceptional dry sunny day in mid February I completed a linear walk starting in Snelston (south west of Ashbourne) and visiting Calwich Abbey, Ellastone, Okeover and Mappleon. My walk also followed some of the length of the Limestone Way and the Tissington Trail. One of the main aims of the day was to visit Snelston and Calwich to see the wonderful views of Snowdrops. The path between Ellastone and Swinscoe along the Limestone Way was muddy in places. This part of the Limestone Way is also not very well sign posted so a map of the area is quite useful. The views of Okeover Hall while walkng through Okeover Park are absolutely lovely.
MAP
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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

Walking the Limestone Way - R&E Haydock and B&D Allen (Scarthin Books)
Maps Used
259 Explorer - Derby, Uttoxeter, Ashbourne & Cheadle
PHOTOGRAPHS
Snowdrops in Snelston
Snowdrops amongst the trees in Snelston
Footpath sign to Toadhole Foot Bridge
River Dove
Toadhole Foot Bridge over River Dove
River Dove from Toadhole Foot Bridge
River Dove
River Dove
Weir near The Grove
Farmland near The Grove
Road to Calwich Abbey
Pavilion where Handel is reputed to have composed his "Water Music"
Scene near Calwich Abbey
A few Snowdrops near Calwich
Ruins of Calwich Abbey (originally founded in Norman times and converted into a home around 1530
Ruins of Calwich Abbey
Ruins of Calwich Abbey
Ruined roof of Calwich Abbey
Snowdrops in the gounds at Calwich Abbey
Snowdrops in the gounds at Calwich Abbey
Snowdrops in the gounds at Calwich Abbey
Snowdrops in the gounds at Calwich Abbey
Snowdrops in the gounds at Calwich Abbey
Snowdrops in the gounds at Calwich Abbey
Portobello Bridge & Calwich Abbey Lake
Portobello Bridge
Portobello Bridge
Walking over Portobello Bridge
Ellastone from Limestone Way
Bridge over River Dove at Ellastone
Fields of old Maize after leaving Ellastone
Wood near Northwood Farm
Looking down to Rangemoor
Limestone Way with style in Holly Tree
Limestone Way near Harlow Wood
Limestone Way near Harlow Wood
Limestone Way near Woodside Farm
Lordspiece Farm
Style next to Swinscoe Hill (A52)
Okeover & Mappleton from Marten Hill
Old Building near Martin Hill
Wood piles at old building near Martin Hill
Lonely tree near Martin Hill
Dead wood near Martin Hill
Okeover Hall from Okeover Park
Okeover Hall from Okeover Park
Okeover Hall Church from Okeover Park
Okeover Hall from Okeover Park
Stream running through Okeover Park
Trees in Okeover Park
River Dove at Mappleton
Mappleton Church
Okeover Arms Mappleton
Mappleton from path to Callow Top
North of Ashbourne from Callow Top
Path on to Tissington Trail
River Dove from Tissington Trail
Mappleton Lane End Cycle Hire

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