Coombs Dale, Calver - Family Walk
Distance 2.82 miles (4.54 km)
Total ascent 150m
Steepest climb 13% (1 in 8)
Time 1 – 1:30 hours (Walking)
Start/finish The short connecting road by the traffic lights in the centre of Calver on the A623 in the Peak District, SK237750
Terrain Good tracks with a short section of grassy and slightly muddy ground on one section.
Seasonal variations Can be done year round but is especially good on a clear winter's day with frost or light snow underfoot.
Weather and hill conditions mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales – Met Office: Peak District
Public transport There are a number of busses from Sheffield and Chesterfield which will drop you off in Calver.
Maps OS Explorer OL24 (1:25,000), Harvey/BMC Dark Peak (1:40,000), OS Landranger 119 (1:50,000)
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Tourist info Chesterfield (01246 345 777); Matlock (01629 583388); Sheffield (0114 221 1900)
This is a quick and easy walk ideal for a family when time or motivation is short. After an unspectacular start up Coombs Dale, the walk takes you gently up and then descends down a ridge back towards Calver with spectacular views. At the end of the walk you pass the Claver Sough Garden Centre which may be of interest to some family members. Next door is the sweet shop which will probably be an attraction for the others.