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Padley Gorge and Longshaw Estate

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Peak District in Derbyshire, England, about 4.50km (2.80 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 155m (508ft)
Loss 145m (475ft)
Max. Elevation 330m (1082ft)
Elevation (total) 300m (983ft)
Start & End
Grindleford
Distance 4.50km
(2.8mi)
Duration ~1:30h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 26 Jun 2010
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.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SK249788
Start of the walk
OS Grid SK251787
The footpath to the Gorge is clearly marked from the station.
About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid SK252792
Pooh sticks are optional!
About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SK256798
Cross back over Burgage Brook
About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SK263798
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.
About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SK257793
From here take care to find the descending path back through the woodlands heading SW.
About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SK253786
Turn west towards the road and find the path on which you arrived back to the station.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SK250788
Visit the station cafe for some well earned refreshments whilst you wait for your train home.
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from

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