Hathersage Travel Guide

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Hathersage Highlights

  • Pro
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     Derbyshire village with Robin Hood and Brontes connection 

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     Can get busy at weekends and Bank Holidays 

  • In a nutshell
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     Good Base for exploring Derbyshires treasures 

Hathersage Things to Do

  • The Parish Church of St Michael and All...

    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...

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  • The Surprise View

    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...

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  • Dale Mill and Eastwood Cottages

    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.

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  • The Village

    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...

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  • The Square

    The square once housed Hathersage Inn (formerly the Ordnance Arms) that were built in the 19th Century by the Shuttleworth family. Today the square hosts cafes, bars and shops specialising in the great outdoors.

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  • Methodist Church & Millennium Garden

    The Methodist church and Millennium Gardens aren't far from the Memorial Hall, heated open-air swimming pool and Oddfellows Terrace.

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  • Grave of Little John

    In the churchyard at the front of The Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels you can find the grave of the lengendary Little John, one of Robin Hood's Merry Men.

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  • DALE MILL

    Dale mill was built as a button manufacturer in 1720. The metal was brought from Sheffield made into brass buttons and then returned to Sheffield.The mill was originally driven by waterpower.The mill was owned by the Cocker family, who also owned other mills in the area.

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  • ST MICHAELS CHURCH

    The inside of St Michaels church is quite interesting. At the alter are the Eyre brasses. There is a wonderful view of the stained glass window and a memorial to the unknown soldier.

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  • STAINED GLASS WINDOW

    St Michaels church in Hathersage has a beautiful stained glass window by Charles Kempe. The window had been removed from Derwent chapel before it was submerged under Ladybower reservoir.

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  • LITTLE JOHNS GRAVE

    "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...

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  • PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL...

    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...

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Hathersage Hotels

Hathersage Restaurants

  • Cafe with open air pool

    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...

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  • Traditional Inn

    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...

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  • Heavenly Home Made Food!

    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...

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  • DELICIOUS FOOD

    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 AMAZING

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  • Great breakfast - a good start to the...

    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,...

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  • Good quality pub food!!

    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...

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Hathersage Transportation

  • Bus to Hathersage

    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...

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  • Hathersage via the train

    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...

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  • Train to Hathersage

    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...

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Hathersage Shopping

  • Gifts, paintings, cards and ice cream

    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...

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  • Specialist Clothing and equipment

    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...

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  • For all your camping and outdoor needs

    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,...

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Hathersage Warnings and Dangers

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    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!

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    • Family Travel
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

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Hathersage What to Pack

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    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

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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Hathersage Off The Beaten Path

  • North Lees Hall

    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...

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  • Places to visit near Hathersage

    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...

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  • Surprise View

    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...

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Hathersage Favorites

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    Favorite thing:

    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

    Taxis

    Tourist Information Castleton Visitor Centre
    Tel: 01433 620 679

    Petrol Station
    Barons Of Hathersage
    Main Road
    Hathersage
    Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BB
    01433 650341

    24 Hour Petrol Stations
    Sickleholme Service Station
    Hathersage Road
    Bamford
    Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0EB
    01433 651173

    Hathersage Post Office
    Main Road Hathersage S32 1BB
    Tel: 01433 659710

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    • Trains

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