Just a few miles from Sheffield, this popular accessible short walk for tourists and locals alike is brought to life with the help of the Peak District Youth Rangers, who discover its important industrial past and present recreational uses.
Starting Point: National Park car park adjacent to the Robin Hood Inn (Ordnance Survey grid reference – SK280721)
Distance: 2.8 miles / 4.5 km
Allow: 1 hour 30 mins
Map: Explorer OL1 The Peak District – Dark Peak Area
Terrain: Some short steep ascents/descents, but the route is generally flat and good under foot.
Nearest Town: Hathersage
Travel info: The 272 bus service that operates between Sheffield and Castleton stops at Surprise View Car Park
Your tour takes you back millions of years to see how the geology of this area was laid down to give us the landscape we see today
From pre-historic times until today, Macey, a 2nd Class Accredited Interpreter-Traveller with the Institute of Time Travellers will guide you through this scenic valley