4.7 of 5 (7 votes)

Burbage Moor and back from Whirlow Bridge

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park Peak District in Derbyshire, England, about 12.98km (8.07 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 311m (1020ft)
Loss 353m (1158ft)
Max. Elevation 420m (1377ft)
Elevation (total) 664m (2178ft)
Start & End
Whirlow Bridge
Distance 12.98km
Duration ~4:45
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 28 Jun 2010
It's amazing how quickly you can leave the suburbs of Sheffield behind and feel like you are out in the wilds, communing with nature. This walk takes you straight from The Big Shake Out campsite, up onto the eastern moors.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SK312826
Start of the walk
Track About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid SK310826
Follow the track to the public car park.
Footpath into woods About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SK307830
Take the path heading northwards, then turn left shortly after crossing Limb Brook. taking the path through this popular woodland.
Woodland exit About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SK300834
Just before leaving the woods, take the left hand path into the field.
Path junction About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SK294834
Look carefully on your map here as a number of paths cross at this point.
Ringinglow About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SK290837
The Norfolk Arms pub offers refreshment for those in need.
Footpath About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SK292837
Turn left off the road along the footpath.
Clough Lane About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid SK291843
After walking across the open fields you will reach a lane. Turn left and then left again after crossing the stream.
Footpath / Lane junction About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SK284840
On reaching the road, turn right. After a short distance the road spilts into 3, a footpath heads roughly westerly from here across the fields, heralding the boundary of the National Park.
Moorland views About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SK278837
From this vantage point, the moor starts to open up before you, with views of the city behind.
Road crossing About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid SK278834
Take care of speedy drivers. Cross over to the wide track on the other side of the road and take this along the edge of Lady Canning's Plantation.
Crossroads About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
OS Grid SK286826
Turn right, heading across Burbage Moor.
Crossroads About 1.40 km (~0.87 miles) from
OS Grid SK276816
Turn right here, heading back easterly.
Main road About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SK287815
Take care here. You'll need to cross the road and walk along it for about 400m or so.
Bridleway into woodland About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SK286813
Turn right off the road onto the path, keeping left at the first fork after about 150m.
Junction About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SK289807
Keep left here, following the course of the stream.
Farm track About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SK295807
Exit the woods onto Shorts Lane and head along it in a vagulely Easterly, then NE direction. At the end turn right and then keep straight on into Townhead.
Newfield Lane About 1.35 km (~0.84 miles) from
OS Grid SK307811
Turn up the lane here, heading nothwards.
Rushley Road About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid SK307812
Head up this road.
Final excursion About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SK308819
Take the lane on the right here for a worthwhile extra little distance via the woods, or carry straight on up the road back to the campsite.
Woodland path junction About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid SK315819
Turn left here on the obvious track back to the campsite.

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