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Peak District Walk
Abney Moor & Bretton Clough from Hucklow

Nat Park - Peak District - Abney Moor Chatsworth

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1240 feet / 376 metres

Time - 5 hours 30 minutes

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SK190781
Lat 53.299516 // Long -1.716376
Postcode SK17 8RQ (approx. location only)

Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Abney Moor & Bretton Clough from Hucklow
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This Peak District walk starts from alongside the minor road between Great Hucklow and Bretton (grid ref. SK190781). From here the are extensive views over the White Peak to the south although the walk concentrates on the gritstone of Abney Moor and the surrounding area.

Leave the road and take the path north. It drops steeply into Bretton Clough with large-scale evidence of landslides to your right. Climb out of the valley to Grange Farm and head across the moor towards Robin Hood's Cross. Before reaching the latter point turn right on the track that leads into Shatton Lane. Contouring above the Hope valley there are good views to the Castleton Ridge, the Kinder Plateau, the moors to the north and east of Ladybower Reservoir and Stanage Edge.

Continue past Offerton Hall, taking the footpath off to the left which leads you to Callow Farm. Go down through Callow Wood climbing to reach the lane and then across fields to pass Hoghall on your left. Tor Farm is your next objective as you follow the valley westwards to reach Stoke Ford.

The scenery has changed again. After the Abney Moor and the green farm lands around Offerton Hall you turn into Bretton Clough. This area is particularly pleasant and climbing to Nether Bretton it is hard to imagine you are so close to civilisation. All too soon you reach the road along the edge at Bretton Mount where there is a pub perfectly placed for a refreshing drink. A short walk west along the road leads you back to your car.

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