Start and finish at The Little Mill Inn, walk beside Rowarth Brook up the wooded valley (known as Little Switzerland to the locals) and then head uphill to the moors above Rowarth for amazing views of The Peak District, Kinder Scout and the Cheshire plain.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Starting at The Little Mill Inn, walk up the lane/path at the side of the pair of cottages next to the car park, follow until you reach an old red phone box.
(1) Take the path on the right just after the phone box. Walk until you reach a stile and lane. Cross straight over to another stile and follow the path by the river for 1/4 mile until you reach an old farm track with a ford on your right hand side. Cross the ford and follow until you reach a tarmac lane.
(2) Walk up the lane for 300 yards or so until you see a sign for The Pennine Bridleway on your right.
(3) Turn right and follow this bridleway until you reach Blackshaw Farm on your left and a signpost.
(4) Turn right in to the field and follow the path straight ahead for about 3/4 mile until you reach a junction on the path with a sharp right hand turn.
(5) Take the right hand turn and follow the path until you reach a tarmac lane, walk down the lane and you will arrive back at The Little Mill Inn.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 666ft - The Little Mill Inn, pub, restaurant, B&B
1 : mi 0.24 - alt. 715ft - Phone box
2 : mi 0.71 - alt. 810ft - Tarmac lane
3 : mi 1.14 - alt. 1004ft - Bridleway
4 : mi 1.89 - alt. 945ft - Blackshaw Farm
5 : mi 2.48 - alt. 965ft - Sharp right turn
D/A : mi 3.2 - alt. 673ft - The Little Mill Inn, pub, restaurant, B&B
You can be almost guaranteed mud walking by the Rowarth Brook.
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Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.5/5
Routemap quality : 4.5/5
Walk interest : 5/5
Global average : 4.33 / 5
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Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good
Pleasant walk which ends at a pub which is always good! Make sure you have good footwear, walking boots or wellies as it is very very muddy and wet in places. Some of the paths are very uneven.
Great views over the moorland and if you have a dog, most of the walk can be done off lead if your dog has good recall.
Global average : 5 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good
Excellent little walk and ideal for a family. Very good directions
A low level walk on the western fringe of the Peak District National Park.
The village of Hayfield lies to the west of the highest land in the Peak District Park and this walk which lies wholly within Derbyshire offers some excellent walking. The outward route over Mount Famine offers good views and once Edale Cross is reached you are on the high moors. The return to Hayfield is full of interest too.
A Peak District walk that explores the often rugged countryside on the eastern flank of Cown Edge. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes. In places careful navigation is essential.
A linear walk onto the Kinder Scout plateau using the train for the return.
Starting from Hayfield, Derbyshire, this Peak District walk visits Kinder Downfall. Starting from the point where the Mass Trespass began, the route uses William Clough to reach the plateau. Descent is via Kinder Low and Edale Cross back to the start.
Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.
This area sees few walkers yet there is much of interest and grand views.
This Peak District walk follows a circuit that inclues Cown Edge, which offers some fine views towards Manchester. The route is easy to follow and includes a substantial section of the Cown Edge Way.
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