Hathersage Off The Beaten Path

  • Mile Stone Hathersage
    Mile Stone Hathersage
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  • Surprise View near sunset
    Surprise View near sunset
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    Near Surprise View
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    North Lees Hall

    by suvanki Written Mar 3, 2013

    Nestling under the imposing gritstone Stanage Edge and overlooking Hathersage in the distance is this 16th Century Elizabethan Tower House.

    It is a fine example of the architecture of the era, but is only opened to the public for one weekend a year during the Heritage Open Days. It is rented as a holiday let and has featured in films including Jane Eyre (2011) and Pride and Prejudice (1995 and 2005)

    Charlotte Bronte was certainly inspired by North Lees Hall - she visited the hall on a couple of occasions, accompanied by her friend Ellen Nussey, who she stayed with in Hathersage.

    Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre is based on North (Thorn being an anagram of North) Lees (from the Anglo Saxon word Leah/Lee, meaning woodland glade or field), with descriptions of some of the Buildings features.

    The Eyres were a local family, who had lived at North Lees at various times - During the 16th Century 2 generations of Eyres resided here, and again from 1750-1882.

    The architect was Robert Smythe, a prominent architect of the time, who created this home for William Jessop

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    • Architecture
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    Places to visit near Hathersage

    by suvanki Updated Apr 26, 2011

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    Hathersage is a good base for travelling further afield, due to its good bus and train links. Some of these places are within walking distance

    Castleton 6 miles
    Famed for its caverns, Blue John stone, Peverill Castle. Plenty of tea rooms, pubs, hotels, YHA. Good Tourist Information Office.

    Eyam 2.5 miles
    Famed as 'The Plague Village'. Well Dressings and Sheep Roasts.
    Tea Rooms, shops, pub, visitors centre.

    Bakewell 8 miles
    Famed for its Bakewell Pudding. Market Town. Livestock auction on Mondays.
    Plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, hotels, B&B, camping site.

    Chesterfield
    Famed for The Crooked Spire. Market Town.
    Plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, hotels, B&B

    Sheffield 10 miles
    Famed for Sheffield Steel, The Full Monty etc
    Nearest City - Shopping, Entertainment, train/coach links to rest of UK.
    Regenerated attractive city.

    Manchester 1 hour by train
    Famed for Football, Night life, shopping
    Airport link to worldwide destinations.

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    Surprise View

    by suvanki Written Apr 25, 2011

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    Surprise View is so called because travelling from Sheffield to Hathersage on the A625 Sheffield to Chapel-en-le-Frith road, you pass by flat moorland, but turning the bend near to Hathersage, on the left, you get the surprise view of the Hope Valley and Hathersage below.

    Surprise View is one of the popular walking spots in the Peak District. It is on the eastern side of the park. Parking on the roadside is prohibited, but there is a large Pay and Display car park (no cash accepted-credit or debit card payment only.-see my transport tips for prices etc.

    There is a regular bus service from Sheffield - The # 272 Sheffield - Castleton service, that stops at the edge of the car park, on both sides of the road. I'll add more details in my Transport Tips.

    Walks from Surprise View Car Park
    Carl Wark Hill Fort and the Padley Gorge

    Hathersage Moor

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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