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Grindleford to Hathersage - the Hard(er) Way

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Peak District starting and finishing in Derbyshire, England, about 10.55km (6.56 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 301m (987ft)
Loss 314m (1030ft)
Max. Elevation 450m (1476ft)
Elevation (total) 615m (2017ft)
Start
Grindleford
End
Hathersage
Distance 10.55km
(6.56mi)
Duration ~3:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 25 Dec 2010
An energetic expedition for connoisseurs of grit - and just those who love the very best of Peak District vistas.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SK249788
Start of the walk
Millstone Edge About 1.55 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid SK248803
A quarried face of grit with quite a presence and some magnificent views.
Higger Tor About 1.86 km (~1.16 miles) from
OS Grid SK256819
To the south of the track lies an area containing evidence of the long history of this place, with evidence of a medieval field systems and the remains of a fort worthy of an excursion.
Road crossing About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SK260829
Head west on the wide and well-worn track.
Trig Point About 0.99 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid SK250830
At 457m, this is the high point of the walk.
Stanage Edge About 1.65 km (~1.03 miles) from
OS Grid SK240843
This 5km edge offers the rock climber some of the very best gritstone climbing in this land. It is well worth meandering between the top and bottom of the cliff to take in both the views and the spectacle of other folk ascending the seemingly impossible.
North Lees campsite About 1.37 km (~0.85 miles) from
OS Grid SK233831
Follow the well trodden path past the car park and toilets and to the road further down the hill.
Hathersage About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid SK231815
Outdoor mecca with cafe's, gear shops, pubs and a fine bakery (their stuffed yorkshire puddings come highly recommended!). The outdoor swimming people might even tempt you for a dip?
Hathersage Station About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SK232810
Trains run to Sheffield and Manchester.

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