JOGLE Day 27 – Uttoxeter to Ashbourne 14.58 miles. Cumulative 497.83 miles

A mostly cloudy, cool day but more importantly still dry.

Today is the first repeat point to point of JOGLE 2016, although we follow a different route and use different accommodation.

We followed the Staffordshire Way out of Uttoxeter, until crossing the county border into Derbyshire, county number eight. We then followed cycle paths and minor roads to the outskirts of Ashbourne.

On the way we have views of the massive JCB factory which we walked very close to on JOGLE 2016 and we pass the former Roston Airfield, used between 1916 & 1918 as a Home Defence landing ground.

The JCB factory

Near Ashbourne a footpath over a golf course takes us to the town. Unusually for golf courses the footpath is not well marked, so we seek assistance from some golfers who are playing in a local derby match, Uttoxeter versus Ashbourne. Ashbourne are one up.

Steve decided he rather likes the idea of a hobby where you can carry your equipment on a trolley, especially when there are some nicely mown, flat camping pitches to hand and sand pits for Lynn to play in, not to mention the bar and restaurant on site.

An easy undulating day of walking, we are able to enjoy the views towards the Peak District, rather than our footing and climbing stiles for a change.

After re supply in Ashbourne we leave on the Tissington Trail via the Ashbourne tunnel and arrive at the busy campsite.

Just us…
….and a load of rabbits.

3 thoughts on “JOGLE Day 27 – Uttoxeter to Ashbourne 14.58 miles. Cumulative 497.83 miles”

  1. That campsite does look rather sparse. It’s good to hear that the benefits of golf are still viewed from the angle of convenience opposed to swinging a club. I’m not sure if the sand is any good for building sandcastles either so you’ll have to send Lynn into the bunker to test it out on the next golf course. I’m sure she’ll brush down well and any hard feelings will be made good with a Spoons hot chocolate.

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