'Chill on the Hill' - History Around Eyam

Eyam Moorland - Peak District

1. 'Chill on the Hill' - History Around Eyam.

Sunday 10 July 2022.


This is a 'chilled', easy-pace walk, for those wishing to explore a fascinating village history and moorland countryside.  Ideal for those new to hill walking or wishing to explore at a slower pace. 

  • Approx 5 - 6  miles/9 - 10km max 
  • A later start - 9.45 for a 10am start 
  • Parking with loos and cafe stop(s) en route 
  • Finish by /before 4pm 

On this walk we'll learn about the fascinating history around the village of Eyam which, in  1665, was infected with the Plague after flea- invested cloth arrived from London.  We discover how villagers quarantined themselves to protect their community and those nearby.  We'll visit some of the key sites around the village.  These might include the Plague Cottages, Riley Graves, Mompesson's Well and the Boundary Stone - each has a story!  The route of this walk is flexible depending on the interests of the group. 


We ascend out of Eyam to Sir William Hill, a high point on our walk, exploring the heather clad moorland with lovely, far reaching views before descending back to the village to enjoy a well earned cuppa!


A lovely day combining countryside, views and history. 


The distance is about 5 - 6 miles/10km with approx 275m/900 ft of ascent.  



Adult:  £38

Child (under 16 and accompanied by an adult): £15


Please book and pay below.  

'Chill on the Hill' - History around Eyam. Sunday July 10 2022.


Meeting place and time

We meet at about 9:45am to be ready to set off at 10:00am. 

Our meeting point is the public car park on Hawkhill Road in the village of Eyam.  Post code S32 5QP.  The car park is a Derbyshire Dales pay and display and costs £6.00 for up to 24 hours. 


Joining the walk by train?  Provided we’ve got enough spaces in our vehicles, we can pick you up and return you to the Grindleford train station which is nearby - just let us know when you book. We don't charge for this as we are keen to promote use of public transport and help reduce traffic in the Peak District National Park.


Further information

What to wear and bring with you on guided walks with Rachel and Richard
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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