Walking Tours

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Walking Tours

The wide range of walking tours available ensures there is something for everyone. Whether you prefer longer more challenging walks or shorter, easier walks, we have something suitable for you.

For a taste of what Brackenbury’s Britain has to offer or even just to have good day’s walk in some of the best scenery in the Peak District, (and occasionally in the wider region) try one of our day walks. Each walk is carefully chosen to given an excellent experience of the area, between them covering a variety of terrain and distances. The approach of Autumn and shorter days heralds a time of year when the uplands nevetherless produce some of their most spectacular sights.

Day walks can be enjoyed either in one of our regular scheduled walks or can be arranged directly with us. They are also particularly popular with our corporate clients looking for an alternative day out of the office or simply to entertain guests. You can select one of our regular walks or talk to us to plan a day to meet your specific requirements.

AVAILABLE WALKING TOURS

Around Hathersage and Eyam

Day Walk – 20th January 2018, 10.00 am – £30

This is one of our slightly longer walks starting and finishing in Hathersage but with a glorious variety of scenery on the way. Although starting in a well-known Peak District village, this walk has some of our favourite landscapes and, in good weather, spectacular views.

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Starting at Hathersage railway station (excellent train service and to Sheffield and Manchester) we start along the banks of the River Derwent crossing via stepping stones, crossing meadows up to Offerton, then across wooded hillsides and river valleys before crossing Eyam moor and down into the village – world famous for its heroic role in the Great Plague in the 17th century

There will be time for a well-earned cup of tea before once more ascending to the moor which, after crossing, drops gently back down into Hathersage.

NB we can’t promise the snowy scenery!

About 11 miles and 2300’ ascent.

Grade :- Harder

Rowsley and Stanton Moor

Day Walk – 17th February 2018, 10.00 am – £30

For a relatively short walk this route is a great amount of variety and interest.

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Starting in the Mill Café in Rowsley, we ascend up onto Stanton Moor the track and well-defined paths.

We first visit the mysterious Bronze Age “Nine Ladies” stone circle before walking the edge of Stanton Moor (going close to the village of Birchover) finally leaving the moor behind the village of Stanton with a descent through woods (and many lovely views) before reaching meadow land and the puff back into Rowsley.

About 6.5 miles and 950’ ascent.

Grade :- Easier

Rowsley, Manners Wood and Calton Pastures

Day Walk – 10th March 2018, 10.00 am – £30

Starting in the Mill Café in the small village of Rowsley, this walk takes us up into Manners Wood with elevated views of the Wye Valley at the rear of Haddon Hall. On well-defined tracks all the way, the route takes us into Bakewell town centre where there will be time for some exploration and a visit to a cafe.

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The route back takes a steep path back up through Manners Wood and then onto Chatsworth Estate’s Calton Pastures eventually dropping down to a broad grassy path back to Rowsley along the bank of the River Derwent.

About 8 miles and 1000’ of ascent.

Grade :- Medium