Limestone Way Accommodation and Other services
This Peak District path is a long-distance walk in miniature: it has all the villages and dramatic scenery one would expect on a much longer trail. The Limestone Way is 49¼ miles from Rocester to Castleton, plus two spurs, one of 2¾ to Ashbourne, and another of 2¼ miles to Matlock, making the Limestone Way a total of 54¼ miles.
Please refer to the Limestone Way Mileage and Services Table (below) for places visited along the route. By clicking on any location, the Ordnance Survey map for that location can be opened and dragged to follow on the route of the Limestone Way.
“The Limestone Way is a superb 46-mile waymarked route across the White Peak landscape of the Peak District National Park. It is named after the white Carboniferous limestone laid down as countless millions of tiny creatures over 300 million years ago when the area was covered by a warm sea. From Castleton in the north to Rocester in the south the Limestone Way passes through dramatic dales and pretty villages set in a green rolling landscape. Enjoy this trail as a four or five day walk, taking in the spectacular scenery and views along the way.”
– The Limestone Way guidebook, published by Derbyshire Dales District Council.
Limestone Way Mileage and Services Table
Please click on a location to open the page displaying Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
An Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map link has been included at each location; once the link is clicked, the map can be dragged and the scale adjusted. For each service an address and contact number is given, and wherever possible that service’s proximity to the Limestone Way.
Although the Limestone Way begins at Rocester, many will arrive at Uttoxeter by train and may wish to use the services there.
NOTE: Figures after the `+’ sign indicates miles off route. Refer to bottom of table for legend.
|LOCATION (Click on a location to view details of services for that location)||CUMULATIVE
|Uttoxeter||6 Miles Off||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train,Bus|
|Rocester||–||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Ellastone||3 + ¼||B&B, Pub|
|Middle Mayfield||4½ + ¾||Inn, Pub|
|Thorpe||10||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant|
|Ashbourne||10 + 2¾ Spur||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Parwich||14||Camping, Pub, Bus|
|Brassington||18 + ½||B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Bonsall||23¼ + ½||B&B, Pub, Bus|
|Matlock||23¼ + 2¼ Spur||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train,Bus|
|Winster||26½ + ½||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Elton||27½ + ½||B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Youlgrave||30¾||Hotel, B&B, YHA, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Lathkill||33¾ + 1||Accommodation (B&B), Camping|
|Monyash||35¾||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant|
|Taddington||39¾||Inn, Pub, Bus|
|Miller’s Dale||41¾||Camping, Pub, Bus|
|Peak Forest||46¼ + 1||Inn, PH|
|Castleton||49¼||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Bus|
Limestone Way Guidebooks and Maps
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Notes on Limestone Way Accommodation
We have listed the accommodation for each location in our Limestone Way Mileage and Services Table below. Simply click on a location to open the page displaying the details of accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants and public transport available at that location, including addresses and contact info
We display a wide range of accommodation type, e.g. B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, camping, etc., but inevitably in some locations the accommodation is limited. Not all accommodation will offer evening meals; this needs to be ascertained with the individual landlords. B&B (Bed and Breakfast) is almost always within the same house, farm, etc. as the people who run it. Guest Houses are usually expected to be grander than B&B, but are not necessarily so. Hotels are grander still, and with the expected higher cost, although there is a range of hotel quality. Hostels offer the most basic of accommodation above Bunk-House and Camping, and are therefore among the cheapest. Quite often some cleaning is required on the part of the resident.
We have included Camping, although there are relatively few official campsites. We advise telephoning the individual sites for info on facilities. Also, it may well be worth telephoning farmhouse B&B to enquire about camping. We have included approximate distance of Limestone Way accommodation from the path.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome Limestone Way accommodation recommendations.
Limestone Way Restaurants and Pubs
Some ramblers will be content to stay in their B&B in the evening and relax. Others will want to explore the villages and towns and sample the pubs and restaurants. Luckily, many pubs serve good food, and at a reasonable cost. As mentioned above, there is plenty of stopping points along the , whether for food or drink, and we have attempted to give as much information as possible on Limestone Way pubs and restaurants, especially regarding pubs serving real ale and/or food. However, restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Please refer to the table below for pubs, restaurants and other services along the Way. Where known, we have included distances of pubs and restaurants from the Limestone Way.
Discover Derbyshire and the Peak District
This is an excellent site containing a wealth of information, whether you are walking the Limestone Way or other footpaths in the Peak District:
Public Transport along the Limestone Way
We have included rail station information and some bus services along the Limestone Way, but to assist the planning of the walk, especially for those walking the route in separate stages, we have placed the public transport info on one page: Limestone Way Public Transport
The following website will prove useful:www.derbysbus.info
Limestone Way Photographs and Logs
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Limestone Way Updates and Recommendations
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