GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Padley Gorge Trail

3 miles (5 km)

Follow the Padley Gorge Trail through the stunning Hope Valley in the Peak District. The hugely popular walking trail runs along the lovely Burbage Brook with its pretty waterfalls, rocky boulders and wooden bridges.
You start off at Grindleford Station which you can reach direct from Manchester or Sheffield. The trail is signposted so you can pick it up quite easily. It runs for about 1.5 miles through Yarncliff Wood and then into more open countryside. You can return the same way or head into the beautiful Longshaw Estate to extend your walk.
It's a great area for wildlife spotting. Look out for dippers,pied flycatchers, wood warblers and redstarts. The woods at Yarncliff are also a designatedSite of Special Scientific Interest(SSSI), and described as 'the best example of the remnant oak-birch woodland that once covered much of the edges of the gritstone uplands of the Peak District'. There's plenty of nice spots for a picnic next to the babbling brook and its pretty rockpools. You can also find refreshment at the excellent Grindleford Station Cafe, near the start of the route.
The gorge is close to the village of Hathersage so you could start your walk from there if you prefer.
You're also close to Stanage Edge where you can enjoy fabulous views and interesting rock formations. For a longer walk you could try our Padley Gorge Circular Walk which passes the Fox House Inn and the Longshaw visitor centre.


S32 2HY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Padley Gorge Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Padley Gorge Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After your walk head to the Fox House Inn located just to the south east of Burbage Bridge (Postcode:S11 7TY). The rustic country pub/restaurant includes a comfort food menu and exposed beams.
In Grindleford there's The Sir William Hotel, housed in a fine 18th century stone building. They have a decent bar menu anda 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.

Dog Walking

The National Trust welcomes dogs on leads throughout the Longshaw Estate.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Our Grindleford Walk also starts from the station and visits the ancient Padley Chapel, the River Derwent, Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge. These hills are located to the south of the station and provide more fine views of the area.


Sign for Padley Gorge - - 1088898

Sign for Padley Gorge, near Grindleford Railway station.

Burbage Brook in Padley Gorge (geograph 3716393)

Burbage Brook in Padley Gorge. The picturesque stream used to form the boundary between the counties of Derbyshire andYorkshire. This is now located along the theHathersage Road or A6187.

Culvert in Padley Gorge - - 1319374

Culvert in Padley Gorge

Padley Gorge Waterfall Pana (49607872)

Padley Gorge Waterfall

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Moss covered rocks. Look out for wildlife including pied flycatcher,wood warblerandhawfinch as you make your way through the area.

Padley Gorge Footbridge - - 3864672

Footbridge over the brook

Former powder store in Padley Gorge - - 3716386

Former powder store

Millstone in woodland by the Padley Gorge footpath - - 3129082

Millstone in woodland by the Padley Gorge footpath. The woods are an example of a temperate rainforest.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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