Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2018
A full day guided walk as part of a small group of no more than six people plus your guide to explore the beautiful moorland and hills south of Hathersage and to visit the historic village of Eyam. Throughout the day, your friendly, professional guide will share with you a wealth of knowledge about the local history, folklore, geology, wildlife and plantlife.
From the village of Hathersage, we cross the River Derwent on stepping stones before making our way up the hillside along the side of Abney Moor and over Smelting Hill. You will see and learn about the historic hiding place of Bretton Clough before visiting the pretty village of Eyam to learn of its tragic story of the 1665 plague.
After a lunch break and some free time in the village to maybe enjoy a drink and a cake in one of the excellent tea rooms, your guide will take you up the hillside again through woodland and over the heather covered Eyam Moor. On a clear day there are stunning views over the Derwent Valley and beyond. You will return to Hathersage on country paths and lanes.
This is a good time of year to see the heather in flower on the moors.
This is a hilly walk of about 11 miles/18km and about 680 metres of ascent spread out throughout the day.
The cost is £38 per person. Please book and pay below.
We meet at 9:15am ready for a 9:30am start at the entrance to the public car park off Oddfellows Road in the village of Hathersage. It is opposite the swimming pool and pool cafe. The post code of the cafe is S32 1DU. See the map on this page for further clarification.
The car park is a 'pay and display' and costs £5.50 per day, but free roadside car parking can often be found nearby.
Accessible by public transport.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the villages of Hathersage, Grindleford and Bamford are nearby. See our accommodation page for further information.