Thorpe, Derbyshire

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Fields by Ilam Church and Thorpe Cloud - - 24525.jpg
Thorpe Cloud viewed from near Ilam church.
Thorpe is located in Derbyshire
Thorpe shown within Derbyshire
Population 183 (2011)
OS grid reference SK156503
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DE6
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
53°03′00″N 1°46′05″W / 53.050°N 1.768°W / 53.050; -1.768Coordinates: 53°03′00″N 1°46′05″W / 53.050°N 1.768°W / 53.050; -1.768

Thorpe is a village and civil parish in the English county of Derbyshire; it is on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, on the east bank of the River Dove, about four miles north of Ashbourne. The population of the civil parish as at the 2011 census was 183.[1]

Thorpe is at the southern end of the Peak District National Park almost at the foot of Thorpe Cloud, and is used by some visitors as a base for exploring Dovedale and the Manifold Valley.[citation needed]

The Dovedale Dash, a 4¾ mile cross-country running race held annually each November, was first organised here in 1953.

It formerly had a railway station, Thorpe Cloud railway station, served by the LNWR Ashbourne to Buxton branch line, which linked with the Cromford and High Peak Railway at Parsley Hay. This former trackbed now forms the long distance Tissington Trail cycle and footpath trail. There is a small car park at the station site, and some walkers/cyclists leave the trail at this point to visit Dovedale or the nearby village of Ilam.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 April 2016.