Bamford - River Derwent - Hathersage - Bamford

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This is a great walk and one to do during low cloud as you still get some fantastic views without having to gain too much height! Please note though, that the crossing of the River Derwent is over stepping-stones which can be under water if the river level is very high! The route starts off by the main road near Shatton and follows a nice long section of the River Derwent. The stepping-stones create an interesting and enjoyable crossing of the river before the path turns north-east across the main road and railway line to Hathersage. This is a busy little village with many outdoor shops, giftshops and food shops. I would highly recommend a nip to the bakery, just down Station Road on the right if you fancy a hot snack!

After enjoying the village of Hathersage the route turns north for a short way and crosses Hood Brook and joins the road south of Birley Farm. The next section may be on road but the going is easy and quiet and offers some of the most stunning views on the walk looking down most of the Hope Valley towards Castleton and the picturesque hills of Mam Tor and Lose Hill. The highest point on the whole walk is reached about here at 280m before the path heads back down again and crosses Hurst Clough and the little stream of Upper Hurst Brook. The route then works its way around Bamford Filters to arrive in the village centre of Bamford, just a stone's throw from the village shop and pub, so if you fancy a meal at The Anglers Pub then please do!

The last section follows the main road to Water Lane and then crosses fields and passes under the railway line to arrive back at the start.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife
4/22/2022 - David Evans

22/04/22 Dave Evans - nice and varied walk with good views and 2 pub stops. Note that the stepping stone crossing of the river isn't possible as some stepping stones are missing. This added an extra 3/4 mile to get to the bridge.

5/20/2021 - alan rothwell

Did this walk on 6th,May 2021. It is a lovely walk. We found that parking at Point 1 was very restricted, and would suggest that you start at Point 4 where there is plenty of parking.

6/7/2014 - IAN HILLS

My wife and I did this walk in May 2014. It indeed is a lovely walk along the River Derwent with stunning views. We came to Waypoint 2 and the stepping stones across the River. The river was in full flow and very wide at this point. Would not recommend using the stepping stones at all as we considered this potentially hazardous. We continued along the river and crossed at the road bridge a couple of miles down stream. Still had a lovely walk even though we did not follow this route exactly.

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