East of Carsington - Peak District Walk

Monday 12th October 2009

Another local walk done as research for the two magazines I write for. I had been waiting for a day with bright blue skies in the hope of getting some good photos of Carsington Reservoir and I wasn't disappointed today. What I hadn't expected was the great views across the Ecclesbourne Valley.

Start: Millfields car park (SK 2476 4990)

Route: Millfields car park - Hays Lane - Kirk Ireton - Moorside - Callow - Carsington Reservoir - Millfields car park

Distance: 7 miles     Ascent: 259 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours

Terrain: Good paths, quiet lanes and fields. Lots of stiles.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Carsington Reservoir

Looking across Carsington Reservoir towards Carsington Pastures. The view won't look like this much longer as it will soon have a wind farm on the hill.

Carsington Reservoir

Looking towards the dam wall.

Carsington Reservoir

Carsington Reservoir.

Carsington Reservoir

The view towards Hognaston.

Kirk Ireton

Kirk Ireton's village shop.

A great name for a house.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church in Kirk Ireton is Norman in origin.

Heading uphill at Moorside. I had to be quick taking this photo, as they came over to investigate what I was up to.

Alport Height

From the top of the hill the views opened up. Here looking across to Alport Height.

Ecclesbourne Valley

There were also great views along the Ecclesbourne Valley.


As well as across to Bolehill.


A closer view of Bolehill.

Carsington Reservoir

Heading towards Callow and Carsington Reservoir comes into view again.

Stainsbro Lane

A tunnel like effect on Stainsbro Lane.


Heading downhill to the reservoir, with great views across to Hopton and Harboro Rocks.

Carsington Pastures

Carsington Pastures are also in view.

Carsington Reservoir

Carsington Pastures, across the reservoir.

As I approached Millfieid car park I came across this unusual house.

Everything is made of wood.

Even the picture above the fireplace.


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