Eyam Moor and Bretton Clough - Family Walk
Distance 3.63 miles (5.84 km)
Total ascent 203m
Steepest climb 14% (1 in 7)
Time 1 – 1:45 hours (Walking)
Start/finish Park on the bend on the minor road from Eyam to Bretton, by the track leading up to the Eyam Moor mast, SK209777
Nearest town Eyam near Stoney Middleton
Terrain The paths are good and well marked with several sections on wider tracks. There can be some mud but no swampy sections.
Seasonal variations An all year round walk unless there is deep snow.
Weather and hill conditions mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales – Met Office: Peak District
Nearest Pub The Barrel Inn at Bretton - the so-called 'highest pint in Derbyshire'.
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 Buxton (01298 25106); Sheffield (0114 221 1900); Chesterfield (01246 345 777)
This short walk takes in some beautiful scenery on Eyam Moor where you get views to both the north gritstone edges, and south over the White Peak. The descent into, and climb out of, Bretton Clough are relatively gentle considering the height you actually lose and gain. All in all this makes an easy short walk, where you start high up and can reward yourself with a pub lunch at the finish. It is almost never busy here when the rest of the Peak is packed with walkers.