Ringinglow - Limb Valley - Higger Tor - Ringinglow

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Ringinglow - Limb Valley - Fox House - Higger Tor - Porter Clough - Ringinglow

This walk starts on the very edge of one of Sheffield's leafy suburbs and almost instantly crosses the boundary of the Peak District National Park.
There is much historical interest on the walk:
Bents Green Methodist Church (opposite the bus stop at the start and end of the walk) is a good example of Art Deco architecture and has a fine contemporary Rose Window over the main entrance.
The Girl Guides' Outdoor Activity Centre (Waymark 2) is a conversion of all that now stands of Whitely Wood Hall.
The Round House and Norfolk Arms (near Waymark 10) are both fine examples of architecture of different styles and ages.
Lady Canning's Plantation is both an historical development and a sanctuary for much diverse wildlife.
The Fox House Inn is another old coaching inn and Longshaw Estate (National Trust) still includes some fine buildings and an information centre.
The Roman fort at Carl Wark.
The River Porter (from where Porter Clough and Porter Valley take their names) used to power grinding hulls at the start of the industrial revolution; Shepherd Wheel is a working museum (with limited hours – check before making a special trip) powered from the Porter and very close to the start and end of this walk.

Please note that the Ringinglow and Hathersage Roads are both notoriously dangerous so please take extra care between waymarks 4 and 5 and 14 and 17.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Peak District


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mountains, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
4/2/2016 - Dave Darwent

Noted the comment from Joyce below, and have re-walked this route many times since the comment was posted. The route does not take you through any farm yards, so clearly the instructions are not as clear as they could be for Waymark 4. Could all future users of this route please be careful to note that the footpath is, as the picture shows and as Joyce has noted, on the LEFT of the farmhouse as you look at it from the road and NOT down the actual drive on the right of the farmhouse.

7/26/2014 - Joyce Pentland

Hi Guys, did this walk, 3848 on Wednesday 23rd July 2014. We started on Common Lane waymark 2. All went well to start we reached way mark 4 & followed instructions turning right & walked along road to farmyard - then it went pear shaped as we were set upon by an irate farmer sick to death of policing walkers tramping through his fields. He didn't blame us but the "blithering idiots" who write these routes (I guess he means you guys - oops) He claimed some walkers had taken down a fence (probably annoyed that the farmer had blocked a right of way) but the sheep got in & destroyed his potato crop. He directed us to the stile in wall, we turned left as directed but we forgot the machetes & the route along the wall to the steep staircase was a little "overgrown" - cue much whingeing from my walkers regards torn flesh (I was getting a little weary with them as it was just the beginning). I got lost after way-mark 25 but arrived at the H marker (28) anyway. However I think I approached it from the wrong direction as we wound up back at the Fox House pub, DOH. I decided buses or taxis back to be advantageous at this stage (otherwise not all would have made it home & someone would be in prison) SO ALL PRAISE TO A MEMBER OF STAFF, ROGER. HE WAS KNOCKING OFF IN 25 MINUTES & OFFERED TO TAKE US ALL BACK TO COMMON LANE. A round of drinks restored peace while we waited. We passed the farm on the way back & there is a permitted path sign through a barley field but it is about 50m passed the farm & not through it. Would it be possible to have the route re-walked? I had loads of fun & have vowed to do this walk again. Thxs so much Joyce Pentland

7/12/2013 - Paul Richardson

I've got to say that this possibly one of the prettiest walks I've been on for some time. What's even better is the fact that just about halfway is the Longshaw Estate Cafe which serves a great pot of tea and the scones look amazing! Highly recommended.

5/15/2007 - Dave Darwent

Update from the author: the bus services have changed again! The 87 no longer runs to Bents Green and the 84 is almost non-existant. The 83 and 88 are by far the best to use as they alternate with each other to give a 5 minute frequency, Monday to Saturday, 6:50 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. They are also half the fare of the others! Note, however, that the 83 and 88 now run in a loop at Bents Green and you need to get off (and get on if returning to town) on the OPPOSITE side of the road from the picture given for waymark 1.

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