Hathersage - Highlow Clough - Abney - Offerton - Hathersage

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Hathersage - Leadmill Bridge - Hazelford Hall - Highlow Clough - Abney Clough - Abney - Abney Moor - Shatton Moor - Offerton - River Derwent - Leadmill Bridge - Hathersage

This is a lovely walk. It has no strenuous climbs, just a gradual upward slope by Highlow Brook, passing the lower flank of Bole Hill. Next a gradual pull up the lovely Abney Clough, initially through the wood, to emerge into the open with the enchanting Abney Brook in the bottom, then looking up to the heights of Abney Low. Nobody that I have led on this walk has failed to comment on this view. The way continues to the sleepy hamlet of Abney, from where a 'road to nowhere' is followed. At the top of the road the edges of Abney Moor and Shatton Moor are followed along the rough track of Shatton Lane. Passing the radio mast, the route gradually descends to Offerton Hall. From here you have splendid views beyond Hathersage of Stanage Edge and Hallam Moor as you descend the path towards the River Derwent. The bank of the Derwent is joined near the stepping-stones. You will be pleased to know that you don't need to cross them; the route now follows the riverbank back to Hathersage.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
10/25/2016 - Paul Cuffling

We did this walk last Saturday and it's stunning at this time of year. There are a couple of muddy parts but believe me if you choose a clear day the views are stunning and well worth the effort. The instructions are spot on and the only bit I would add (and this is not the original authors fault) is at way mark 9 where the sign to Abney has been ripped out of the ground. Some kind soul had propped it up against the fence on our walk pointing in the right direction. However, should it not be there or have fallen over, once you cross the second footbridge there is a fork. Do not go over the stile straight ahead, instead turn left up the hill and this will keep you on the right track to Abney. Enjoy!!

3/21/2016 - kathryn grochowska

This was an extremely enjoyable walk with excellent views for not a lot of effort. The paths are obviously less walked, as despite the fact that it was a beautifully sunny Sunday, we met very few people until the section by the river. The instructions were clear and precise.

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