Hathersage and Over Owler Tor - Family Walk
Distance 3.24 miles (5.22 km)
Total ascent 237m
Steepest climb 15% (1 in 7)
Time 1:15 – 1:45 hours (Walking)
Start/finish Park where you can on the Sheffield side of Hathersage. Alternatively, park by the road at waypoint 3 and miss the first section, SK233813
Terrain The terrain is quite steep in sections but generally on good paths. It does get muddy from time to time but never too difficult.
Seasonal variations The walk can be done year-round although it would be difficult to find the path after deep snow. The section around Over Owler Tor catches the wind.
Weather and hill conditions mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales – Met Office: Peak District
Public transport There are several buses from Sheffield to Hathersage.
Nearest Pub The Millstone Inn is just up the main road from the start.
Maps OS Explorer OL1 (1:25,000), Harvey/BMC Dark Peak (1:40,000), OS Landranger 110 (1:50,000)
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Tourist info Sheffield (0114 221 1900); Chesterfield (01246 345 777); Buxton (01298 25106)
The routes starts in Hathersage although there is an alternative parking option which gives a slightly shorter walk but with more reliable parking. After a gentle climb through the trees you open out onto the small almost hidden moor between Stanage and Millstone marked on some maps as High Lees. This gives great views all round. The walk then takes a loop upwards to Over Owler Tor and round and back after a steep descent to Mitchell Field farm.