Bretton, Eyam & Foolow (Bracken, Mines, Sheep Roasting & Tea)

The pathway out of Bird's Wood

Bretton, Eyam & Foolow

July 2017

Tall Bracken, Mines, Sheep in Barns, Twisted Trees, Sheep Roasting, Tea Shops, Rabbits, Dry Stone Walls and The Pub


This walk sets off from my favourite pub in the Peak District, The Barrel Inn at Bretton. It sits high up on a ridge where the Dark & White peak areas meet and overlooks the rolling farmland of the white peak. Bretton is a 10 minute drive from Hathersage along quiet country roads, it's an area I haven't explored until recently but holds some beautiful areas and is worth a visit.

The route is approximately 10km and the height gain is around 250m over the whole distance. It's a straightforward walk, ideal to explore these beautiful villages and the farmed landscape which characterises this area. Even better it starts and ends at a pub and has two pubs on route along with tea rooms. Luxury walking!


You can find a link to the route on the excellent Viewranger at the end of the post.

We were treated to perfect walking conditions, a warm summers day with shifting clouds and little wind. The rain was heavy the previous evening bringing out the lush greens of the summer landscape as we set off through the fields.



Photographs were all shot on Fuji X100F or DJI Mavic Pro drone. If you fancy a read as to why the Fuji X100F is great or these kind of walks where you want to pack light head over to this link.


You can view the full route for this walk on Viewranger click here

Viewranger is a great app for OS Maps to have with you on your phone and to track routes.


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