Directions

The trial field address is Dovedale, Derbyshire, DE6 2BS


Nearest Motorways - 

A515, A523 / A52, A50 between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby. 

Follow signs for Ashbourne / Hanging Bridge. 


Below is the Google maps coordinates of the field

 

The trials site situated at Blore Crossroads, near Ilam, is located on the Okeover Estate, home to Sir Andrew and Lady Phillipa Walker-Okeover, and forms part of an estate farm which is tenanted and farmed by Robert Rowlinson.  

We are, as always, most grateful to Sir Andrew and Lady Phillipa and Robert, for allowing us to use the site for our annual trials.  The site extends to some 40 acres with a west-facing slope, similar to an amphitheatre, so that viewing is good from almost anywhere on site, and has two access points from the crossroads at Blore.  

In addition to the trials course itself, the site provides ample space for car parking, toilets, catering, an ice cream van, and, of course, watching the Trials.  It is the top part of the site sloping down from it’s highest point that provides the Trials course of a size and standard appropriate for not only the annual sheep dog trials but also the English National Competition.  For the safety of spectators, sheep and dogs alike, the course is fenced off by a post and sheep netting fence which ensures an unencumbered view from all angles.