Sunday 18 August
A full day guided walk as part of a small group of usually no more than six people plus your guide to see the heather in flower on the moorlands of The Dark Peak.
The village of Hathersage is surrounded by stunning scenery whichever way you travel from its centre.
We leave the car park and ascend via beautiful woodlands continuing upwards to Calow Bank, and eventually on to Higger Tor. Here we have a wonderful view of the surrounding heather moorland and time to explore and take photos of the crags and nearby Carl Wark hill fort. After crossing Burbage Brook we ascend across the moorland to Stanage edge. Stanage is famous for its rock climbing and with luck we will be able to view some of the classic routes being climbed. After exploring the Cowper Stone and Robin Hoods Cave, we ascend to High Neb (458m), again a wonderful view point to view the heather. We then turn south and head down to Hathersage via Denis Knoll, North Lees and Brookfield Manor.
The distance is about 9 miles/14.5km, with approx 600 metres of ascent.
We meet at about 9:15am to be ready for a 9:30am start.
The meeting place is the public car park off Odd Fellows Road in the village of Hathersage, opposite the swimming pool. Post code S32 1DU. The car park is a pay & display and costs £5.50 per day, but it often possible to park free of charge on the roadside nearby. Hathersage is also accessible by train from Manchester and Sheffield.