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Derby RamLimestone Way

74 km / 46 miles

Derbys, Staffs
A route through the heart of the Derbyshire limestone dales, heading south from Castleton through Peak Forest, Millerís Dale, Flagg, Monyash, Youlgreave, Winster, Matlock, Bonsall, Ible, Parwich, Tissington, Thorpe, crossing the Dove to Marten Hill, Lower Ellastone and finishing in the Dove valley at Rocester.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Derby Ram Waymark: Derby Ram
Attributes: Moorland; River
SK150829 - Castleton, Derbys
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SK112392 - Rocester, Staffs
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Web Sites: Derbyshire Dales DC - Limestone Way
  Peak District & Derbyshire - Limestone Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: Limestone Way (Derbyshire Dales District Council - 2007)
Paperback: Walking the Limestone Way (Scarthin Books - 1997)
Hardback: Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Leaflet: Limestone Way - Southern Section: Matlock to Rocester (Derbyshire Dales District Council)
Leaflet: Limestone Way - Northern Section: Castleton to Matlock (Derbyshire Dales District Council)
Badge: Badge for Limestone Way (Derbyshire Dales District Council)

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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 110119128
OS Landranger Active: 110119128
OS Explorer: 124259
OS Explorer Active: 124259

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Peak Tours)
Support Providers: Guided Walking Holidays (HF Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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B & B Accommodation: Swiss House B&B  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre, Hope Valley, Derbys 2 Km < 1 Km
Bunk House: Dalehead Bunkhouse 3 Km < 1 Km
Camping Barn: Edale Camping Barn YHA, Cotefield Farm, Edale, Derbyshire 4 Km < 1 Km
Bunk House: The Stables Bunk Barn 4 Km < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Edale YHA, Rowland Cote, Nether Booth, Edale, Derbyshire 4 Km < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Stonecroft Country Guest House  (bookable online) 4 Km < 1 Km
Self-catering: Three Roofs Holiday Let  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Castleton YHA, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire < 1 Km < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Dairy and Parlour Cottages  (bookable online) 3 Km 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bushey Heath Farm Barns, Tideswell Moor, Tideswell, Buxton 2 Km 6 Km
Bunk House: Foundry Adventure Centre 4 Km 8 Km
Self-catering: Hargate Hall  (bookable online) 2 Km 10 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ravenstor YHA, Millers Dale, Buxton,Derbyshire 1 Km 12 Km
Self-catering: Longstone Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 5 Km 12 Km
Camping Barn: Taddington Camping Barn YHA, Buxton, Derbyshire 1 Km 14 Km
B & B Accommodation: Space2 @ The Old Vicarage  (bookable online) 4 Km 16 Km
Self-catering: Swallow Barn  (bookable online) 1 Km 16 Km
Bunk House: Royal Oak Bunkbarn 2 Km 20 Km
Camping Barn: Reckoning House, Bakewell, Derbys 1 Km 25 Km
Camping Barn: Middleton-by-Youlgreave Camping Barn YHA, Derbyshire < 1 Km 28 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Youlgreave YHA, Youlgreave, nr Bakewell, Derbyshire < 1 Km 29 Km
Self-catering: Bloomfield House (Apartment)  (bookable online) 4 Km 30 Km
Self-catering: Pudding Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 30 Km
Hotels: East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant  (bookable online) 5 Km 32 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Old Station House  (bookable online) 5 Km 32 Km
Self-catering: Eagle Cottage & Swallows Nest  (bookable online) 1 Km 33 Km
Camping Barn: Birchover Camping Barn YHA, Nr. Matlock, Derbyshire 2 Km 33 Km
Bunk House: Barn Farm - Barns and Campsite, Birchover, Matlock 1 Km 33 Km
Self-catering: My Country Houses - 5* Party Houses  (bookable online) < 1 Km 34 Km
Self-catering: Pillarbox Cottage  (bookable online) 3 Km 39 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Gables Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 3 Km 40 Km
B & B Accommodation: Glendon Guest House  (bookable online) 3 Km 40 Km
B & B Accommodation: Sheriff Lodge  (bookable online) 3 Km 40 Km
B & B Accommodation: Castle Green B&B  (bookable online) 3 Km 40 Km
B & B Accommodation: Pig of Lead  (bookable online) 1 Km 40 Km
Self-catering: Pear Tree Farm Holidays  (bookable online) 4 Km 40 Km
Self-catering: Rose Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 40 Km
Bunk House: Glenorchy Cente 4 Km 41 Km
Self-catering: Weathericks and Bradstone  (bookable online) 4 Km 42 Km
Self-catering: Hoe Grange Holidays  (bookable online) 1 Km 50 Km
B & B Accommodation: Hillcrest House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 59 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beechenhill Farm  (bookable online) 3 Km 60 Km
Self-catering: Beechenhill Farm Cottages  (bookable online) 3 Km 60 Km
Bunk House: Ilam Park Bunkhouse 2 Km 61 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ilam YHA, Ilam Hall, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire 2 Km 61 Km
Self-catering: Slade House Farm  (bookable online) 4 Km 62 Km
Self-catering: Greenside Cottages  (bookable online) 5 Km 62 Km
Camp Site: Common End Farm 1 Km 62 Km
Hotels: Callow Hall Hotel and Restaurant  (bookable online) 3 Km 65 Km
B & B Accommodation: Orchard Dales Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 4 Km 65 Km
Self-catering: Church Farm Cottages  (bookable online) 4 Km 66 Km
Other: Manor House Farm  (bookable online) 2 Km 71 Km
Self-catering: Keepers Cottage  (bookable online) 2 Km 71 Km
Self-catering: Lavender Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 71 Km
Self-catering: Windy Arbour  (bookable online) 3 Km 73 Km
B & B Accommodation: Heywood Hall  (bookable online) 1 Km 73 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Limestone Way Highlights
Path Variants: Limestone Way - Matlock Spur
E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm
National Trails (England & Wales): Pennine Bridleway National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: High Peak Trail; Midshires Way; Monsal Trail; Staffordshire Way; Tissington Trail
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Other Paths: Derbyshire Portway; Great English Walk; High Peak 60; Inn the Peak District; Limestone Loop; Manifold Trail; Staffordshire Cakes and Ale Trail; T'Owd Man's Walk; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle)
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Anytime Challenges: Dark Peak Boundary Walk; Derbyshire Dawdle; Dovedale Round; Happy Hiker Challenge Walk; Jennifer's Challenge Walk; Limestone Dale Walk; Limey Way; Moorlands and Mermaids; Peak District 'Cross Country' Walk; Peak District High Level Route; Peakland Way; Rivers Way; Royal Shrovetide Challenge Walks; Sherwood Foresters Memorial Walk; Staffordshire Moorlands Challenge Walk; White Peak Challenge Walk; White Peak Way
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Route Profile:

73.1 Km (45.4 miles)
1,722 m (5,650 ft) ascent
461 m (1,512 ft)  maximum height