Highlow Wood, Mill Wood, Offerton Moor, Callow Wood

2 hrs 12 mins

5.08 miles (8.18 Km)

On grass on B6001 between Plough Inn and bridge 1Km south of Hathersage. If full, north of bridge also possible.


From car head back towards Plough Inn and take the right turn opposite pub car park.
Head uphill until road bears right at which point take the narrow lane on left signposted "Public
Head left downhill after cattle grid to bridge over stream.
Over bridge and head uphill keeping to the left side of field.
At top of field continue uphill on farm access road to "T" junction at top.
Turn right and head directly on (don't follow road as it bends sharply leftwards uphill) passing Tor
farm on your right.
The road soon becomes a track and then a path which leads to the entrance to Highlow Wood.
Continue through the wood on a good track to stream.
Cross the little stream (don't take the 2nd bridge over Highlow Brook) and head left uphill
signposted "Public Footpath via Stoke Ford to Abney".
Follow the well defined track uphill to begin with which then levels off and drops downhill to a stile.
Beyond the stile the track becomes a well defined path. Continue on this path to stream.
Cross 2 bridges then take the right hand path signposted "Offerton Moor via Oaks Farm".
Uphill through wood to a stile then continue diagonally rightwards through field to metal gate/stile
and road.
Cross road and take the farm track opposite uphill.
On reaching a line of trees, take the path left indicated by a waymarker.
Follow the path uphill to a stile.
Over stile and after a short distance turn right on farm track.
Take the path left onto moor just by entrance to farm on your right.
After 200 mtrs go straight over wide track and continue gently uphill aiming for top corner of a
walled field (new fence and stile just uphill from wall).
Approx 300 mtrs past the corner of the walled field on your left, take the path off right signposted "Offerton" (doubling
back slightly above where you've just come from)
Follow this over Offerton Moor.
The path eventually drops down towards a farm with small copse above it.
Approx 150 mtrs before the farm bear left aiming for a gate and stile opposite the farm. 
Through gate or over stile onto quiet road and turn right uphill.
After 300 mtrs take stile on left just by tiny stream (waymarker).
Follow the path to farm and cottages.
Turn left onto the farm access road then take the second wooden gate on right (first gate
is to Callow House Farm).
Through gate and follow path downhill to the wood.
Follow the obvious path downhill through the wood to a gate.
Through gate and continue downhill through field to another gate.
Through gate and turn right onto a narrow lane.
Follow lane uphill until you reach the entrance on your right to Mount Pleasant Farm.
Directly opposite is a signposted footpath heading downhill through open fields.
Follow this path down to a stile.
Over the stile and follow the path down to the field.
Follow the path with the river on your left to the gate back onto the B6001.


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