Around Owler Torr and up Bole Hill

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This is an easy walk that can be done with enjoyment on any day, with an optional dog.

This short route starts not far from Fox House, which also serves nice food for after your walk. It takes you past a popular climbing place called Lawrence Field, where granite was quarried for the construction of houses, notably Chatsworth House. Along the walk you will also find a huge water trough, an ancient ice house and a tree into which lots of people have pushed money. You will appreciate the beautiful landscape through which you pass. This is a great walk for young kids too, with much wildlife available for those who look carefully.

At the start of the walk there often is a nice, old-fashioned ice cream van where the venerable man will chisel you out a 99 and staple on a flake.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Nature Trail, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
8/26/2012 - Caroline Blair

There is an obvious misprint in this walk. The path from the rocks at waypoint 3 is at most 30 metres from the road, not 300 metres. As long as you look for a path close to the road it is clearly marked and the walk is easy to follow. A lovely walk btw.

7/21/2010 - Adrian Perkins

You may find it useful to know that every Walkingworld walk comes with an OS map with each waymark pinpointed on it as ‘you-are-here’ points which I would recommend all walkers use as well as the guide and photos as this can often assist on walks where things aren’t so obvious thanks to vegetation or other natural changes as time goes by. I would recommend taking the maps on all WW walks however on walks graded Moderate or more they are an essential part of the walk guide and in some cases, where navigation is particularly tricky a compass (or GPS) can be very useful too. Adrian (Admin)

7/21/2010 - Paul Bodley

Got as far as step 3 - the rocks - then got lost. The road is about 30 metres away at this point, and there is no path that goes through the rocks. We made up our own walk from this point.

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