The walk starts off fairly gently along a track and through fields heading out of Hathersage with great views up towards Stanage Edge. Stanage, meaning "Stone Edge", is a 5 km long gritstone escarpment famous for climbing. The walk then leaves the valley, passing through woods before climbing about 200 m (600 ft) to the top of Stanage Edge. Here we visit the rock now known as Keira Knightley Rock used in the 2005 film of Pride and Prejudice for a great photo opportunity.
We walk along the top of Stanage Edge, following a medieval packhorse route, taking in the great views and watching people climbing. We'll keep a careful look out for something fairly unusual along this route, numbered grouse troughs carved into the rock. Part way along the edge we also have the option of taking a look at Robin Hood's Cave, hidden in the face of the cliffs. We continue walking until we reach the trig point at a height of 457 m which signals that the main climb of the walk is now behind us.
From here we continue walking to Burbage and visit it's ancient hill fort of Carl Wark. From Burbage we can take a quick stop at the Longshaw Estate before starting our journey back to Hathersage. Finally we walk over Hathersage Moor and then through fields and a lovely beech wood as we descend into Hathersage to finish the walk.
All our events are approved as "Good to Go" Covid-secure by Visit England.
We plan to start operating again from 29th March in line with the schedule published by the government. Initially groups of up to 6 or two households will be able to exercise in the outdoors. We expect the most popular areas will be very busy during the first two weeks (Easter Holidays) so our activities will initially be selected to cover the quieter locations that provide those great wide open experiences and we will only be taking new bookings for private individuals/groups for these first two weeks.
From 12th April we will return to running our full range of activities including open group bookings that individuals can book on in addition to private/bespoke bookings.
From 17th May: Larger groups will be able to meet in the outdoors.
Our "Book with Confidence" reschedule/refund guarantee continues to be in place for bookings made up to 14th March (see below). After this date we will still maintain the additional flexibility to reschedule your booking at any time if needed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
If you'd like to discuss options before booking please contact us. Thanks, Paul Smith, myGuidedWalks.
ItineraryThe walk includes a mixture of good tracks and smaller footpaths and one fairly long hill up to Stanage Edge from Hathersage, a climb of about 200 m (600 ft). At any time of year there could be some muddy sections. On top of Stanage Edge the path becomes rougher as we approach the trig point, the last part of which includes some optional clambering around on the rocks to reach the trig point. The paths over Burbage pass over a couple of rocky outcrops which involve some care whilst walking down and around the rocks. The remainder of the walk is on good paths, with a couple of short steeper descents towards the end.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Charity fundraising
- Hen / Stag parties
- Dog Friendly
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