A Walk 08-Sep-2019
Leader: Dennis Neal
Distance (miles): 10.50
Ascent (feet): 1800
EYAM CIRCULAR — via Stoney Middleton, Coombs Dale, Black Harry Gate, Cressbrook Dale,Tansley Dale, Litton, Wardlow Mires
We start today’s walk from the famous - “Village of the Damned” - Eyam. “On 1st November 1666 farm worker Abraham Morten gasped his final breath - the last of 266 people to die from the bubonic plague in the remote Derbyshire village of Eyam. Their fate had been sealed four months earlier when the entire village made the remark-able decision to quarantine itself in an heroic attempt to halt the spread of the Great Plague”. After passing through the village we head south down to the village of Stoney Middleton, then after a short ascent we pick up the footpath to Combs Dale and then onto Black Harry Gate for our coffee stop. The next part of the walk takes us on good tracks and footpaths towards Wardlow, here we cross the road to continue into Cressbrook Dale and then Tansley Dale before reaching our lunch stop at The Red Lion the lovely village of Lit-ton. After lunch we head down the road towards Wardlow Mires to then pass Stanley House and Brosterfield farm to reach Tideswell Lane which takes us back into the village from where we started, - Eyam.