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A 6 mile railway walk from Hope to Hathersage

Photo by Simon Freytag.

Sheffield is blessed with easy access to a railway line, which facilitates a series of inspiring walks that can all be enjoyed in a one-way direction.

Making most of the local trans-Pennine services, Our Favourite Places put together a series of three railway walks, starting and ending at Peak District stations a short distance from Sheffield. First of the trio is a 4-mile walk from Hope to Hathersage, passing by a 13th century church, the remains of a fort, a modernist cement works, and a tranquil riverside hamlet.

Pick up a coffee at the Motore van near Sheffield station and climb aboard a train, Peak-bound.

See the full directions on Our Favourite Places.

Written by Eric Hildrew



Start: Hope station, Station Road, S33 6RD.
Distance: 6 miles / 9.8km.
Public transport: Regular trains from Sheffield to Hope, and back from Hathersage to Sheffield.
Route map: GPX export.
Where to eat & drink: Get going with a sugar perk at the cosy Woodbine Cafe in Hope.
Reward yourself with a brew and a bite at the charming David Mellor Design Museum on the outskirts of Hathersage.
Sample the amazing scotch eggs on offer at Coleman’s Deli.

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