Shatton Village - Over Dale Head - Shatton Moor

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This walk has the advantage of once leaving the village being traffic-free and benefits from being in a less frequented part of the popular Hope Valley. The walk is almost entirely on quiet lanes and tracks with the exception of one short field-path and passes through meadows and up around the head of Over Dale and Shatton Moor. Throughout most of the walk there are extensive views across the Hope Valley and the southern boundary of the Dark Peak Area. The section around and above Over Dale is a protected site for birds and other wildlife and is especially tranquil, with a certain sense of solitude. In addition to the walk it would be well worth considering leaving time to visit Castleton, which is about three and a half miles up the road from the walk's start point. While Castleton itself is well worth a visit, it would be an interesting experience to visit one of the show caves in and around the village, which would give an excellent all-round experience of the area above and below ground. More information on all show caves in the area can be found at Castleton Visitor and Information Centre.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Wildlife
28/05/2012 - Dave and Sam Asbury

Did this walk on Sun 27th May 2012. We were staying at Laneside Campsite so walked up to Hope Village, took a left at the church, then took the next lane left to take the path behind sewage treatment. We proceeded over the Navio Roman Fort to Brough then up the bridle way to join the walk at wp4. (this added 1.8 miles to the walk). The walk itself is pretty good - well written and is indeed less busy than Mamtor (not hard) but it has to be said - the track around Overdale seemed popular with mountain bikers (at least 4 groups passed us) and on the way down from the transmitter we were passed by three scrambler motorbikes travelling up the tarmac part of the track at about 30 mph. No problem - just be aware. The views are fantastic. If it's a hot day maybe get up early though as there's little or no shade (it is a moor after all). All in all a good alternative to the more popular hills of the valley.

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