Clues To Go    -    Peak District - Buxton to Ashbourne

After locating the answers to the first 5 questions on foot in the Spa town of Buxton, you drive through the southern Peak National Park, finishing in the market town of Ashbourne and taking in parts of the Manifold & Dove Valleys. The route crosses the border between Derbyshire & Staffordshire. Sections of this route are not for those of a nervous disposition. The driver should be confident about tackling narrow, sometimes poor quality lanes with steep, winding gradients.

The first section of the route passes through Longnor, a location infamous for having supposedly the ugliest church in the area. However, its also known for its interesting epitaphs on its tombstones. A string of small villages & hamlets follows as the route tries to avoid the 'high' roads & instead take the 'low' roads to Ashbourne.

You may temporarily get lost a few times, but the scenery on the journey makes up for this.

Ashbourne town centre & Market Square (market days - Thursday & Saturday) has its fair share of ancient coaching inns & is a fine place in which to conclude this route.

For some reason, every other public house in this part of England seems to be called 'George & the Dragon'.

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