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).
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.