A circular, stroll-(1-2-hours) low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park Peak District (England) starting at Grindleford, Derbyshire, about 5km (roughly 3 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs. From Grindleford Station you can explore the beautiful Padley Gorge, a designated Site of Special Interest for its plants and wildlife. The surrounding woods are one of the best surviving examples of ancient oak woodland in the South Pennines. Start: Grindleford, OS Grid: SK249788 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres) Start: Grindleford, OS Grid: SK249788 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 160m (525ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 310m (1019ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 150m (494ft)
Max. Elevation: 330m (1082ft)
Start of the walk
The footpath to the Gorge is clearly marked from the station.
Pooh sticks are optional!
Cross back over Burgage Brook
A National Trust property with a Visitor Centre, housed in the Shooting Lodge. In the meadow below, the country's oldest sheepdog trials are held each September.
From here take care to find the descending path back through the woodlands heading SW.
Turn west towards the road and find the path on which you arrived back to the station.
Visit the station cafe for some well earned refreshments whilst you wait for your train home.