Derbyshire village with Robin Hood and Brontes connection
Can get busy at weekends and Bank Holidays
Good Base for exploring Derbyshires treasures
This 15th Century church, built in 1460, has important links with the Eyre family during that era and there are many Eyre family graves in the churchyard, which confirms the role the family had in Hathersage.The nearby vicarage is known for the novel, Jane Eyre, where Charlotte Bronte stayed and got inspiration for her novel and basing Hathersage...more
Surprise View is a scenic lookout point of Hathersage and Hope Valley down below on the A625 road from Sheffield. You're able to stop and take photos of the stunning views as the Sheffield to Castleton First bus stops there (No. 272) and also there's a credit/debit card only pay and display car park on the other side of the lookout point.The...more
The wool and cotton mill ran by Dale Brook and powered by water and steam during the 19th Century played a crucial role in Hathersage. The Eastwood cottages were converted from workshops following manufacturing developments and where workers lodged between shifts.more
Hathersage is situated in the Hope Valley between Sheffield and Castleton in the North of England. This pleasant village has an active community and offers a number of attractions the visitors can see and do either in the village or in the surrounding countryside. Please see further tips for more information on what Hathersage offers.Hathersage has...more
"His bow was in the chancel hung His last good bolt they draveDown to the rocks, its measured length, Westward fro’ the grave. And root and bud this shaft put forth, When spring returned anon, It grew a tree, and threw a shade, Where slept staunch Little John." Legend has it that Little John, who was a friend of Robin Hood, died and was buried in...more
St Michaels church is a grade 1 listed building.Although records for the church are recorded in 1381, the church is thought to date back to the 12th century.The tower dates back to the 15th century.The church holds the Eyre family brases, including Robert Eyre in his plate armour [he died in 1459] and Robert Eyre, the hall builder, which dates back...more
Main Road, Hathersage, Derbyshire, S32 1BB, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
Sheffield Road, Hathersage, S32 1DA, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
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Although I've visited Hathersage many times, my first visit to The Pool Cafe/ Pool Cafe and Tearooms/ Oddfellows Pool Cafe was in 2011, when I was reccying a venue for our Hathersage VT meet - it was an ideal choice!This was awarded the 2010 Cafe of the Year, by Sheffield and District CTC, beating 27 other cafes in Sheffield and N. Derbyshire for...more
During the 90's I discovered this place on recommendation of the owner of the B&B that we were staying at, and returned many times with my partner and or parents due to the quality of the food served here. I always looked forward to the vegetables, which tasted as fresh as if they'd just been pulled from the garden! If anyone suggested going out to...more
On the VT Meeting, 2nd May 2011, we had lunch at the Scotman's Pack Inn. I had the Shepherd's Pie with seasonal vegetables which was very enjoyable. It was a generous portion and this cost me approximately 9.50 gbp. The inn has a nice homely and lively atmosphere and accommodation is available. I had the homemade Shepherd's Pie with seasonal...more
The lunch here was delicious.I had lamb shank. It came with a small amount of potato on the plate and vegetables in a side dish.The actual shank was massive and it took me all my will power to eat it all. One nice thing about pubs that serve food these days is that they now serve nice coffee, latte’s and cappuccino’s. THE LAMB SHANK WAS AMAZINGmore
For our day out in the countryside, we decided to start with gathering to the Pool Cafe in Hathersage. This then gave those VTers who had had an early start to the day to fortify themselves with breakfast and for us all to have a quick catch up before starting the day's activities. VTers enjoyed sausage barms, bacon barms, full English breakfast,...more
The Scotman's Pack is one of the best known countryside pubs for residents of Sheffield and its surrounds. Often popular at lunchtime for those enjoying a day out in the country, it serves good quality food and offers a wide range of dishes to suit all appetites.Historically, Scotsman's Pack stood at one end of an old track which lead to Sheffield...more
I board the First bus to Hathersage from Sheffield Interchange. I caught the No. 272 Sheffield-Castleton bus and the service is hourly (45 mins to the hour, Monday to Friday and on the hour, Saturday and Sunday). A different bus company, Hulleys of Baslow, runs some of the scheduled services.It cost me 5.50 gbp for a day return from Sheffield to...more
Hathersage can be found on the Hope Valley line which links Sheffield and Manchester. The line is a local services line and, therefore, trains stop at many stations.From Manchester, an off-peak return ticket for an adult will cost you £9.60 (at May 2011).From Manchester, the journey takes approximately 55 minutes.Alternatively, you can make the...more
Hathersage is one of the stations on the Hope Valley line, that links Sheffield and Manchester. Northern Rail runs a regular service between these two Northern cities, and it is one of my favourite train journeys. Leaving Sheffield, it isn't too long before you're into the scenic Derbyshire Peak DistrictHathersage Station has 2 platforms, with...more
This small shop stocks a good selection of birthday cards and Greetings cards with local scenes - I was looking for Birthday cards, and found exactly what I was looking for.Also local guide books and local interest, gifts, jewelry, There is an art gallery up the narrow stairs, but I didn't venture that far this time Post cards and prints of...more
No outdoor shops for ages, then 3 come along together.........! Yes, Hathersage isn't short of suppliers of clothing and equipment for the Great Outdoors.The Square is sited where the Hathersage Inn used to operate. It was once known as the Ordnance Arms. The inn was built in 1808, by one of the Shuttleworth family who had fought in the American...more
One of my favourite shops in Sheffield is CCC -well OK, it's now known officially as Go Outdoors, but everyone I know still calls it CCC. So, I was pleased to see that they now have a branch in Hathersage. Well, they're opening new branches all the time....Recession, What recession??? People staying at home for holidays, a resurgence in camping,...more
Unusually, my recent 2 visits during March and April were during the unseasonably hot spell, and there wasn't even a drop of rain.
I was prepared though...... sunglasses and sun cream, layers - short sleeved t-shirt, fleece top and waterproof jacket!
Especially if going off of the beaten track, be aware that the weather can change very quickly, also that there are areas in Hathersage where it isn't possible to receive a cell phone signal.
Once out of the sun, it can be quite chilly.
There are plenty of shops/tea rooms/and bars to escape to should the weather become inclement!
Luggage and bags:
A day sac for carrying camera/binoculars/spare fleece //maps etc.
As there is no taxi rank at the station, you will have a 5 minute walk to the George Hotel, maybe 10 minutes to the YHA, so travel light!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather can change quickly here, so pack for all weathers/seasons. It is possible to experience a variety of weather conditions within a few hours.
If you do 'get caught short' there are plenty of shops selling outdoor gear - CCC is probably the cheaper of these.
Sturdy footwear, especially if venturing onto the moors.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There is a pharmacy on Main Road, but bring essential medications/prescription with you.
Consider packing Sun protection, lip salve, muscle rub for post-walk, Compeed blister plasters, mossie repellent/anti-histamine, hay fever medication etc.
Photo Equipment: As much as you can carry - photographers heaven!
Waterproof case, in case of heavy rain.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Plenty of camping sites/Walking/Climbing opportunities.
Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool too!
So bring appropriate gear. As mentioned before, there are plenty of shops in Hathersage that are geared up for 'The Great Outdoors'
Maps/compass -if you know how to use these. Be aware that there are areas in Hathersage and surrounding areas where you can't get a signal for cell phones GPS etc
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...more
Hathersage is a good base for travelling further afield, due to its good bus and train links. Some of these places are within walking distanceCastleton 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...more
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...more
Police, Fire, Ambulance .......999 (Free Call)
HATHERSAGE FIRE STATION
Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, Derbyshire, S32 1DU Hope Valley,
Mountain Rescue - In an emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for Police, then Mountain Rescue
Nearest Accident and Emergency (Adults) Northern General Hospital Sheffield.......0114 2434343
(Children) Sheffield Childrens Hospital.......0114 2717000
Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital: 01246 277271
Hathersage Pharmacy : 01433 650325
NHS Direct ........ 0845 46 47
Traveline (Public Transport)... 0871 200 22 33
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484 950
Tourist Information Castleton Visitor Centre
Tel: 01433 620 679
Barons Of Hathersage
Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BB
24 Hour Petrol Stations
Sickleholme Service Station
Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0EB
Hathersage Post Office
Main Road Hathersage S32 1BB
Tel: 01433 659710