Eyam Moor - Peak District Walk

Thursday 2nd November 2006

Clear blue sky, no wind and the ground still hard after the first frost of autumn made for superb walking conditions today. This was a walk I had been planning to do a few weeks ago but never had time to fit in and I was really glad today that that was the case. The location of the walk meant that the cold clear air made sure that the views towards the Edges and Kinder Scout were as good as they could possibly be, whilst the time of year meant that walking through the two cloughs was a kaleidoscope of yellows and oranges. If ever there was a walk made for a clear autumn days this must have been it. It will definitely be going on my list of favourite walks.

Start: Sir William Hill Road (SK 2244 7012)

Route: Sir William Hill Road - Nether Bretton - Bretton Clough - Abney - Abney Clough - Eyam Moor (TP) - Sir William Hill Road

Distance: 5.25 miles     Ascent: 343 metres      Time Taken: 3 hrs 40 mins

Weather: Cold with clear blue skies and bright autumn sunshine.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Froggatt Edge

Cold with clear blue skies and bright autumn sunshine.

Sir William Hill road

Looking up Sir William Hill Road.

Eyam Moor

Eyam Moor as seen from Sir William Hill Road.

Mam Tor

Looking across Abney Moor, the deep scar is Mam Tor with Kinder Scout behind.

Bretton Clough

Looking across Bretton Clough to Stanage Edge.

Higger Tor

Higger Tor is the raised area in the centre of the horizon.


The hamlet of Abney with Abney Moor behind it.

Abney Clough

Abney Clough was full of autumn colours.

Abney Clough

Abney Clough

As I left Abney Clough I came across two stone seats.

Higger Tor

Higger Tor from the climb out of Abney Clough.

Smelting Hill

High Low.

Bretton Clough

Looking across Bretton Clough as the sun starts to sink lower in the sky.

Eyam Moor

Eyam Moor.


Looking across Hathersage with Stanage Edge behind, from Eyam Moor.


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