Moorlands and History Around Eyam

1. Moorlands and History Around Eyam.

Saturday 10 June, 2023.


A full day guided walk with your friendly, professional guide, to explore wild, beautiful moorland, wooded cloughs and sweeping landscape with far reaching views. There's plenty of history too!   


We'll begin our walk in Eyam, learning about about its fascinating story associated with an outbreak of the plague in 1666. We then ascend past Lady Wash lead mine to Sir William Hill, a high point, before making our way over the heather-clad Eyam Moor and  descending to the delightful woods and stream of Abney Clough.  Our route then climbs out of the valley and traverses lonely Offerton Moor with great views of surrounding moorland and heather.  We make our way back to Eyam via Abney Moor - a wilderness delight - and the lovely village of Foolow. 


This walk has plenty of variety - with history, quiet wilderness, high moorland landscape and lovely countryside paths through valleys, ancient fields and woodland. 


The distance is about 11.5 miles/18km with approx 738 metres/2421 feet of ascent.


Please book and pay below.  

Saturday 10 June 2023


  • Fully booked

Meeting place and time

We meet at about 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am. 

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
A PWA General Information Sheet - Open
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