Fenny Bentley

Along the Bentley Brook to an interesting village and church.

Technical sheet
No. 19395687
A Mapleton walk posted on 17/02/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 17/02/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h10[?]
Distance Distance : 6.91km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 73m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 77m
Highest point Highest point : 192m
Lowest point Lowest point : 136m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : Mapleton
Starting point Starting point : N 53.024879° / W 1.746608°
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Description

(D/A) Leave Callow Top Holiday Park site past Reception and follow the entrance drive right and down the hill.

(1) Just before the old railway bridge, turn left up the steps and through a gate in the fence onto the Tissington Trail. Turn left and follow the Trail for about half a mile, until you cross a road (Spend Lane). Beyond the bridge, leave the trail via some steps on the right and walk down the road to a white-painted house.

(2) Take a footpath on the left and follow it along the contour, through a series of fields, keeping below and approximately parallel to the Trail on your left. After passing a stone-built barn on your right, cross a stile by a gate then look out for a gateway on your right looking down on Alders Farm.

(3) Walk down to the farm, through a gate by a slurry tank and then through the farmyard. Beyond the farmhouse, go straight on through a small gate and over a footbridge. Walk through a series of water-meadows with the meandering Bentley Brook to your right, until you leave the stream within sight of the road bridge to reach a footbridge and meet the A515.

(4) Cross over and turn left along the pavement through the village, passing the Coach & Horses pub and then Bentley Old Hall on your right. Leave the main road onto Ashes Lane on your left.

(5) Turn left into the churchyard. In the far right-hand corner, leave the churchyard via a squeeze stile by a cottage and follow the footpath between houses, past the primary school and over a stile into open fields.

By a stone stile and footbridge cross a metalled driveway then aim for an isolated cottage, where the footpath passes through the left-hand corner of the garden. Walk below Ashes Farm to a gate and then aim slightly right, past a waymark post, to a wicket gate in the far corner.

(6) Head downhill to a footbridge over a stream and then climb the field beyond to meet the Tissington Trail. (Turn left for a straightforward shortcut back to Callow Top.) Otherwise, go through a kissing gate opposite and walk uphill to a further gate. Aim slightly left towards the chimneys of the buildings at the top of the hill until you meet a road at a gate near the rightmost building.

Turn left and walk past the first house then turn right into the drive and over a stile to the left of a wood store. Turn left and cross a track behind the buildings to a field gate and into a paddock, which you exit in the far right-hand corner.

(7) Head half-right across this field to a stile in the corner, then walk down the right-hand edge of the next field towards the end of the wood. In the corner of the field (before a gate and stile), turn left and aim to the right of an isolated tree, beyond which you meet a stile.

Follow the path in a similar direction along the top of the broad ridge, passing through a series of gates and stiles without losing height. After passing a brick-built barn away to your left, walk through the last couple of fields to meet the Callow Top Holiday Park entrance drive near Reception. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 179m - Callow Top Holiday Park
1 : km 0.38 - alt. 136m - Old railway bridge - Tissington Trail
2 : km 1.62 - alt. 142m - Stone-built barn
3 : km 2.68 - alt. 136m - Alders Farm - Water-meadows
4 : km 3.37 - alt. 140m - A515 - Coach & Horses pub
5 : km 3.92 - alt. 147m - Churchyard - Primary school
6 : km 4.63 - alt. 149m - Stream - Tissington Trail
7 : km 5.32 - alt. 189m - Fields - Broad ridge
D/A : km 6.91 - alt. 180m - Callow Top Holiday Park

Useful Information

Mud after rain, numerous stiles and one moderate climb.

Please note: Vehicular access to Callow Top is strictly for guests only. Non-residents should begin these routes elsewhere. For instance, there is Tissington Trail Overspill car park

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Callow Top Holiday Park
Buxton Road, Sandybrook, Ashbourne,
Derbyshire DE6 2AQ
Tel: 01335 34402
Email: enquiries@callowtop.co.uk
Website: www.callowtop.co.uk

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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