Grindleford to Hathersage Walk
This walk takes you along the River Derwent from Grindleford to Hathersage along the River Derwent. The walk runs for just under 3 miles, making use of the waymarked Derwent Valley Heritage Way for most of the way. On the route you'll pass the ancient Padley Chapel and enjoy nice river views. The walk has train stations at both ends so you have the option of catching the train back.
The walk starts from Grindleford train staion which is reachable from Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly. You then head west past Padley Chapel before turning north through Coppice Wood to the river. The riverside path takes you past Kettle House and Leadmill before turning north east to take you into Hathersage. You could turn it into a longer circular walk by returning via Hathersage Booths and Oxhay Wood, just to the east of the river.
Grindleford to Hathersage Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Grindleford to Hathersage Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Grindleford there's The Sir William Hotel, housed in a fine 18th century stone building. They have a decent bar menu and a beautiful terraced garden over-looking the Derwent river valley. If the weather is fine it's a great place to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat. You can find it in the village on Sir William Hill Road with a postcode of S32 2HS for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
On the route look out for the historic Padley Chapel near Grindleford Station. The chapel is a Grade I listed building and sits next to the ruins of Padley Hall which is a Scheduled Monument.