Tissington and The Tissington Trail Walk

An 8 mile Peak District walk starting from the village of Tissington.

Start: SK 17793 52069 – DE6 1RA
Map: Landranger 119, Explorer OL24
Difficulty: 7
Refreshments : Tissington and Parwich

This Peak District walk starts in the village of Tissington. We explore the village before heading off along the Tissington Trail to the old station at Alsop en le Dale. Views over the Tissington Trail are typical of this part of the White Peak with its dry stonewalls and gently rolling landscape. The walk continues across pasture through the small hamlet of Alsop en le Dale and onto Parwich before returning to Tissington.

The Tissington Trail opened in 1971 and runs from Parley Hay to Ashbourne a distance of 13 miles. It follows the route of the old Buxton to Ashbourne railway, which closed in 1964.

Tissington is known as the mother place of well-dressing, this annual event on Ascension Day draws large crowds. The well-dressing takes the form of elaborate designs, using thousand of flower petals depicting biblical or local themes.

Alsop en le Dale village is set below the Tissington Trail it has a Norman church and a Tudor manor house. The station, which served the village, closed in 1963.

Standing below Parwich Hill the village of Parwich is an attractive village complete with a large village green and a duck pond. Nearby is Parwich Hall with its beautiful terraced gardens. The privately owned hall and gardens are on occasions opened to the public.

Tissington and The Tissington Trail Photo Gallery

Tissington and The Tissington Trail Walk Directions

The walk starts at the Tissington Trail car park in Tissington.  Turn left out of the car park and down into Tissington.  Turn right up the broad main street. At the top of the village near Hands Well turn  right and right again following the road back to the car park.

Turn left in the car park and follow the Tissington Trail to Alsop en le Dale car park. Here turn right and descend over pasture to a road.  Turn right along the road into the village.

Just past the last house on the left a path climbs a small bank, follow this way marked path across fields and through a wood eventually descending to a road. Turn left along the road into Parwich.

On entering Parwich look out for a finger post marked ‘Tissington 2 Miles’, after exploration of the village this is the path back to Tissington.

The path leads over fields and descends down to cross Bletch Brook by a footbridge. Ascend the hill opposite to a bridge over the Tissington Trail.  Cross the bridge and then turn left down a path and onto the Tissington Trail back to Tissington.

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