GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

High Wheeldon From Earl Sterndale Walk

2 miles (2.5 km)

This walk climbs High Wheeldon Hill in the Upper Dove Valley area of the Peak District. It's a popular walk with the hill summit giving wonderful views over the Peak District. You can see Parkhouse Hill, Chrome Hill and the villages of Earl Sterndale,LongnorandCrowdecote.
The walk starts from the little village of Earl Sterndale near Buxton. The village is a popular start point for walks because of its proximity to Dovedale, Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill. There's a nice old pub called the Quiet Woman where you can find refreshments at the end of your walk. From the village you head east along a nice country lane to Wheeldon Trees Farm where you begin your ascent of the hill. The view from the top is one of the best of the Upper Dove Valley with Axe Edge Moor also visible. The walk then returns to Earl Sterndale the same way.
You could also hike to the hill on our Longnor Walk which also visits the River Manifold, the River Dove and Crowdecote.

High Wheeldon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

High Wheeldon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Earl Sterndale you could head to the Quiet Woman for some post walk refreshments. It's in a picturesque location opposite the church and village green. There's a fine interior with a low-beamed room with a real fire to warm yourself next to in the winter months. Outside there's a pub garden to relax in on warmer days. You can find the pub at a postcode of SK17 0BU. The pub has an interesting history as it is reputed to be over 400 years old and was in the occupation of the Heathcote family for over 300 years. The name is unusual with only two others in the country.

The Quiet Woman, Earl Sterndale - geograph.org.uk - 599519
Pictured above, the Quiet Woman in Earl Sterndale.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Derbyshire Walks, Peak District Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Earl Sterndale - geograph.org.uk - 292137

Earl Sterndale in the Peak District. The building in the foreground is a pub / farm / Post Office.

High Wheeldon trig point S4154 towards Wheeldon Trees - geograph.org.uk - 1568485

High Wheeldon trig point S4154 towards Wheeldon Trees

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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