Hope - The Roman Road - Win Hill

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The rocky tor which is the summit of Win Hill dominates Hope and the valley so that most ascents are steep, putting it beyond the reach of many walkers. This route, though, uses a slowly rising path to gain the ridge. By doubling back, the top with its wide view is easily reached.

From Hope there is a Roman road, or the route of one, which gradually crosses the ridge of Win Hill. This is now a bridleway which is comfortable to walk on and easily followed. The ridge itself is wide and the paths on it well-worn, whilst the descent is signposted at every turn. This makes for a good half-day's walk and would be safe in most conditions.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
9/5/2012 - Lynne Gillon

This is a great walk but when we reached waymark 17 with our not very agile German Shepherd, the stone step stile was too high for her to climb and it was too high to lift her over. We turned left to pick up the footpath to Thornhill and followed it to the road, but it was very muddy.

9/28/2009 - Geoffrey Robertshaw

Just done this walk 1654 and it was great. Just to help. At waymark 18. The road is actually called Parsons Lane. If you need a photo I can send one. Please do not take this as critisism. Hope this helps. Best regards Geoff Robertshaw

2/16/2009 - RICHARD SWIFT

15/02/09- very rewarding walk- steep in places but not exactly mountaineering! We did this walk in very difficult conditions and the higher we got the snow and ice just got deeper- visibility was zero at the top of win hill-which was a real shame- would love to return and attempt the walk again in summer-the views must be amazing- waymarks are clear-dont use the public car park in Hope-it costs a fiver- plenty of free parking to be had! why do local authorities rip us motorists off??

11/4/2006 - Kevin Mulligan

Fantastic. Waymarks were well explained - loads of wildlife etc. Well worth a go.

7/30/2006 - Alan McKenna

30/07/06 Alan McKenna. We have done about 5 or 6 from the website now. All good walks. This is no exception although most of the ground covered on this walk is familiar to us it was good to follow nevertheless. Just one slight problem at Waymark 3. We are told to stay on the lane and go under the railway to reach a fork by 2 houses. However immediately after going under the railway the road goes 2 ways left and right. Which way to go? The right hand turn looks tempting because there is a public footpath sign pointing this way. If you go right you will be wrong. The correct way is left as you find out shortly afterwards on reaching the houses. Incidentally by waymark 4 there is now a footpath sign. Regards

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