Stanage - Ringinglow - Hathersage Moor - Stanage

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Stanage (Dennis Knoll) - Redmires Reservoirs - Ringinglow - Hathersage Moor - Stanage

This walk is something of a potted history lesson on the development of roads and tracks in the Peak District, with a Roman road (Long Causeway), pack-horse trail and saltway with narrow, nearly dry-stone, arched bridge crossing Burbage Brook and a former turnpike with its tollhouse at Cupola Bar, Ringinglow; also with an Iron Age hill-fort at Carl Wark and the site of a Roman garrison fort at Camp Green, near Hathersage Church. Much of the walk is across moorland which is far from featureless, with extensive views at many points in the route, offering a contrast from the cityscape of Sheffield to views deep into the Peak District towards Mam Tor and Rushup Edge.

The most tricky section is the permissive path from the Redmires Reservoirs across the moor towards Ringinglow. With the section after White Stones often being boggy, good boots and gaiters are advised at most times other than dry summer periods. This path crosses private moor and can be closed at times, mostly during the grouse-shooting season from 12th August for about two weeks. Another often boggy area is on Hathersage Moor, from the side of Carl Wark to the sheepfold further across the moor.

The paths are well-marked in most places, with only the turning-point off the Long Causeway onto the moor at Redmires Reservoirs being difficult to spot.

The pub used on this walk is the former coaching inn The Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow. This offers a reasonably good-value menu and a range of fairly average drinks, also offering a few bench tables outside at the front for those carrying their own food.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Peak District


Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
12/8/2015 - Malcolm Watts

An enjoyable walk done in December 2015 in wet and windy conditions. The notes were easy to follow and the overall distance confirmed. In Section 4 the permissive path leaves right on the bend, rather than 50 m before it. This gradually becomes more defined, though can be quite wet as it traverses the moor. Note that Stanage Pole is currently missing! It is to be replaced with a Larch pole and a new socket, when finances allow. Contributions are welcomed - just Google it.

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