Little Walk Around The Lump

Little Walk Around The Lump – We call this our ‘little walk around the lump’. It’s a reasonably flat walk on tarmac and broken stone taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding valley hills – about 50 minutes and around 3 miles  (ideal dog walk).

Warehouse Lane

 

The Old Hay Loft ,Hollowford Lane

Step out of the cottage and turn right and head out of the village for about 1 mile, passing the caravan and camper van site on the left. As the road bends right there’s a lane across the road with a post box in the dry stone wall wall (cross here with care); this we call Warehouse Lane. Following this quiet lane until you reach Spring House Farm. Here you can follow the way-marked sign for Lose Hill, taking this walk will lead you to the Great Ridge (Lose Hill to Mam Tor). Alternatively for an easier, more gentle walk, follow the path ahead in the direction of Castleton, past the Youth Hostel and on the right there’s another sign post for Lose Hill. When you reach to where the road takes a sharp left, we go through the little gate ahead (here the vista opens up) then across the 2 fields. Eventually we come to a junction and turn left onto Hollowford Lane which lays ahead of you. We walk down the lane back to the village passing the old hay loft on the left. After the Ramblers Rest B&B at the junction go left back to Beech Croft or to one of the warm pubs for a drink by the fire.

 

Pindale Walk, Castleton

Castleton to Hope via Pindale Walk

Pindale Walk – This is a perfect 3 mile weekend walk for some fresh air and to blow the cobwebs away. The route provides beautiful views of the valley, a peaceful atmosphere and avoids the heavy weekend traffic.

Stepping out the cottage, go up the village towards the primary school and walk past The Nags Head Hotel. Head to the  Market Place and bear left following the road towards Pindale.

At the turning circle follow fork to the left keeping on the lane, going through the woods and past The Pindale outdoor centre. Eventually, you will reach Hope cement works where the lane brings you to the wide works road; there’s no footpath here so take care! Enjoy the fantastic views to your left.

Drop down the hill and take the footpath on the left waymarked Castleton which you will find just before the bridge going into Hope village. Alternatively, you can can stop off for a break at The Old Hall pub for a drink and bite to eat.

Continuing on the walk, follow the footpath beside the river, over the furlongs back to Castleton; an easy end to your walk  (walking boots/wellies advised for this part as it can be muddy at times).

Pindale walk, Castleton furlongs