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Ogston and Ashover Circular

Type:Walking Event

Ogston Reservoir West Car Park
Woolley Moor
Woolley Moor
DE55 6FN
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Ogston Reservoir


A 10 mile circular walk from Ogston Reservoir, which is great for bird watching, via Brackenfield, then south to Crich (the home of the Tramway Museum) and on through Wessington, returning via South Wingfield using a combination of footpaths and roads in North East Derbyshire.

Booking essential
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Grid reference – SK 373 604
This is a circular walk
6-10 stiles
Bring a packed lunch

Organised by Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers

Guide Prices

Booking essential. Free to attend, however, donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of the Air Ambulance service.



  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome - Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs must be on a lead
  • Public toilets - Toilets available at some point on route


  • Accessibility of route - Moderate
  • Description of route - Circular walk, 2 rest stops, 6-10 stiles
  • Length of route (miles) - 10½ miles
  • Typical duration of route - 5 hours 30 minutes including 2 rest stops

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles), At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (A61 signposted Derby). Follow road through Clay Cross and into Stretton. Turn right just after Tiddlers Nursery (B6014).  Follow road for approx 2 miles then turn left into Quarry Lane. Follow road to left, hugging reservoir, past Sailing Club and into the West Bank Car Park.

From East Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction and take 3rd exit (A617, signposted Chesterfield) then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. Select right hand lane and, at roundabout, take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select right lane and take 3rd exit (A61, signposted Derby), then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Alfreton Mansfield Parkway, approximately 7 miles away

Not accessible by bus

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