Hayfield - Kinder Reservoir - Lantern Pike - Hayfield

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The walk starts in the village of Hayfield and follows the River Sett past the Hayfield Campsite to Hill Houses and Farlands Booth, then on to Kinder Reservoir. From the reservoir the route crosses Middle Moor to the Park Hall Estate, where in the early part of the 20th Century there was an outdoor public swimming-pool. From here the hamlet of Little Hayfield is entered, where a refreshment stop at the excellent Lantern Pike Inn can be recommended. From Little Hayfied the route ascends Lantern Pike, the summit of which offers excellent views all around this area. Descending Lantern Pike into Birch Vale, the final part of the walk follows the Sett Valley Trail back to Hayfield.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
12/15/2020 - Denis Drury

Checked out today and the footpath closure is scheduled to last until 28th December 2020 for wall repairs.

12/7/2020 - Simon Worrall

Walked December 2020. Enjoyable walk with excellent views from Lantern Pike - well worth the haul up the hill from the mill at WP12. NOTE - FOOTPATH CLOSURE; at the time of walking the Pennine Bridleway is closed between WP 16 and 17 after dropping down the hill towards Higginbottom Farm where the lane bends left. In order to reach the Sett Valley Trail (SVT), back to the start point, continue round the hairpin bend down the lane towards the farm. Look out for a stone wall stile on the right just after the lane bends gradually around to the right - take this stile and follow the grassy footpath leading down into the valley to a footbridge over the river then skirt round the small reservoir up to a gate leading to the SVT - turn left onto the SVT back to the car park.

7/28/2019 - Claire Edwards

This is a beautiful route. I am commenting on dog-friendliness - there are signs requiring dogs to be on lead for much of it (on higher ground this is only April to July due to ground-nesting birds).

7/27/2014 - Mike Alderson

Thoroughly enjoyable walk completed in glorious weather with my wife today with a superb Sunday Lunch thrown in at the Lantern Pike Inn on the 4 mile point. This is not a walk that I could have pre planned because some of it is on tracks that are not shown on a map and would only be known to someone with local knowledge. Thats the beauty about this site, it enables you to walk like you have local knowledge wherever you go. We measured it at 7.2 miles also.

7/27/2014 - Dawn Filcher

Just returned from doing this walk for the third time so obviously love it. Great walk with lots of variety, we love being on the moors and today the views were worth every step. Our dog Connie also loves it and only three stiles on the walk

11/18/2013 - lee holmes

Just got back into it due to a knee injury, and this was a super little walk worked out at 7.25 miles, great scenery

5/8/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Denis Drury for his update for this walk. May 2012. Adrian (Admin)

4/16/2012 - Irene Bates

Nice little walk, not too taxing but enough to stretch the calf muscles now and again. Fair bit of variety, streams, moors, open land. All in all a really nice day out.

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