Hathersage Circular via Bretton Clough and Eyam walk
Rolling hills, drystone walls, deep wooded valleys,the Hope Valley, Eyam and Hucklow ridges, mining industrial heritage, Eyam, peat bogs (on a good path)
|Length||22.2 km (13.8 mi), with 649m ascent/descent. For a shorter or longer walk see below Walk Options.|
|Toughness||7 out of 10, with 6 hours walking time. For the whole outing, including trains, sights and meals, allow at least 13 hours.|
Centred on Hathersage, an attractive village in the Hope Valley surrounded by the ringed cliffs of the Stanage and Millstone edges as well as the ancient iron-age hill fort of Carl Wark and the distictive Higger Tor on Burbage Moor, this walks leads through some outstandingly beautiful scenery: delightful meadows with a jigsaw of drystone walls and other signs of small-scale livestock farming, rolling hills backed by open moorland and the deep wooded valleys of the Highlow Brook (one of the few remaining in the Peak District with the remains of ancient oakwoods) and the Bretton Clough with their fast flowing streams. You have magnificent views all day (weather permitting).
A Shortcut down from the Hucklow Edge to Foolow cuts out Great Hucklow, this cuts 2.2 km/1.3 mi and 61m ascent and is rated 6/10.
|Maps||OS Explorer: OL1 (The Peak District – Dark Peak Area) & OL24 (The Peak District – White Peak Area)
OS Landranger: 110 (Sheffield & Huddersfield)
Harvey Superwalker XT25: Peak District Central
Harvey British Mountain Map: Dark Peak or White Peak
Hathersage station, map reference SK 232 810, is 14 km south west of Sheffield, 227 km north west of Charing Cross, 163m above sea level and in Derbyshire. It is on the Hope Valley Line from Manchester to Sheffield, with a journey time of 18 mins from Sheffield. Sheffield Station is the terminus of the Midland Main Line from London St. Pancras, with up to two trains per hour (journey time from 118 mins Mon-Sat, longer on Sundays).
Saturday Walkers’ Club: Take a train no later than 9.00 hours.
The Barrel Inn Bretton, near Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 5QD (01433 630 856). The Barrel Inn is located 7.3 km/4.5 mi into the walk.
With an early start, the tea options in Eyam come into play for lunch (see the pdf for details).
En route or on a loop through Hathersage
After the walk, we would love to get your feedback
Out (not a train station)
Back (not a train station)
National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
Nov-21 Thomas G
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Full directions for this walk are in a PDF file (link above) which you can print, or download on to a Kindle, tablet, or smartphone.
This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk