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Ogston and Ashover Circular

Type:Walking Event

Ogston Reservoir Car Park
Ogston New Road
Woolley Moor
DE55 6FN
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Ogston Reservoir


A 10 mile circular walk from Ogston Reservoir via Brackenfield to a viewing point at Highoredish Farm where we will stop for coffee.

From here there is a slight climb to Cocking Tor where we will stop for  lunch before dropping down into the Amber Valley to Ashover. From there we’ll have a level amble back via Milltown to Ogston Reservoir.

Booking essential
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Grid reference – SK 373604
This is a circular walk
6-10 stiles
Bring a packed lunch

Organised by Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire Ramblers

Guide Prices

Booking essential. Admission free. Donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of the Air Ambulance service.



  • 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
  • Typical duration of route - 6 hours 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.

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