A stiff climb to a superb rocky viewpoint with a delightful return through heathery hillside and riverside meadows.
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) From The Old Hall Hotel, follow the Edale Road (North) from the road junction opposite the parish church.
(1) Pass the primary school on your left, then turn right down Bowden Lane. Cross the River Noe and keep straight along the road beyond, which curves left and uphill to a bridge under the railway.
Turn right beyond the bridge then follow the gravelly driveway as it curves left (North - East) and uphill away from the railway.
(2) At Twitchill Farm swing left then right between the buildings to a gate. Beyond the gate follow the path half-right up the steep grassy slope above the farm. Once past the next gate, follow a path up the slope beyond diagonally to the far corner of the field (East - North - East). Cross the stile and follow the fence beyond, then continue ahead on a stony path uphill through heather.
(3) Pass a couple of stone cairns, then as you approach a gate at the top of the ridge take the right fork (North - East) to cut the corner towards the obvious summit of Win Hill.
Beyond a gate join the obvious ridge path and turn right towards the summit. Just short of the rocky hilltop, keep left and then follow the stone-pitched path to the right of the rocky ridge, before climbing left to the trig point.
(4) Having admired the view, continue along the ridge and pick up the pitched path that heads steeply downhill. Beyond a wall keep on in the same direction downhill to enter a larch plantation. When you meet a cross path along a wall, turn right signposted Thornhill.
(5) Leave the woods and follow a delightful grassy path that contours below a stone wall. Beyond a concrete water trough at a junction of paths turn right through the wall, signposted to Aston. Follow the heathery path as it gradually descends to a stone step stile over a wall into fields. Walk down the field and beyond follow a shallow dry valley to a stile and gate.
(6) Beyond the stile you reach a road; turn right (West) past farm buildings and ignore a left-hand turning. Once over a small shady stream, take a footpath up steps on the left and follow the footpath beyond behind gardens that joins a driveway.
(7) When you regain the road, turn left, ignoring a road heading away to the right. Ignore the turning to Birchfield on your right, then take the next right, the entrance drive to Farfield Farm. Beyond the farm cottages and just before a small caravan park, turn left over a stile into fields.
Walk down the field (West - South -West) and pass under the railway at the bottom. Follow the edge of the next field to the river. Turn left (downstream) and follow the river until you reach the main road. Climb the steps and cross the road carefully. Turn right and follow the pavement back into Hope, past the church to The Old Hall Hotel. (D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 558ft - The Old Hall Hotel
1 : mi 0.24 - alt. 568ft - River Noe
2 : mi 0.96 - alt. 892ft - Twitchill Farm
3 : mi 1.12 - alt. 1145ft - Ridge
4 : mi 1.63 - alt. 1457ft - Summit of Win Hill
5 : mi 1.95 - alt. 1316ft - Larch plantation
6 : mi 2.77 - alt. 761ft - Small shady stream
7 : mi 3.06 - alt. 725ft - Farfield Farm
D/A : mi 4.1 - alt. 558ft - The Old Hall Hotel
One long climb and rocky ground around the summit.
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The Old Hall Hotel and Tea Rooms
Ample parking, 6 real ales.
Market Place, Hope
Derbyshire S33 6RH
Tel : 01433 620160
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