Eyam Moor and Bretton Clough - Family Walkby Alan James - UKC and UKH Feb/2012
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A secluded walk that starts high with views all around then drops down into Bretton Clough before gently climbing out again.
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.
Distance: 3.63 miles (5.84 km)
Total ascent: 203m
Steepest Gradient: 14% (1 in 7)
Time: 1 – 1:45 hours (Walking)
Park on the bend on the minor road from Eyam to Bretton, by the track leading up to the Eyam Moor mast, SK209777
Eyam near Stoney Middleton
The paths are good and well marked with several sections on wider tracks. There can be some mud but no swampy sections.
An all year round walk unless there is deep snow.
Weather and Hill Conditions:
mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales – Met Office: Peak District