Yorkshire: discover hidden gems


Go for a Walk About and discover hidden gems.

One of the greatest joys of heading out for walk is the anticipation of what you might find on the way; a spectacular secret view, a hidden historical ruin or perfect picnic spot. Here are some of our favourite group walks in and around Yorkshire.

Padley Gorge - Saturday 26 May 2018

    This beautiful, densely wooded valley along Burbage Brook is in stark contrast to the dark moorland of the Peak District that surrounds it.  To discover this gem, you can join a circular walk but at 16 miles and including rugged Derbyshire edges and moorland, it’s one for the energetic.

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    The Barrow and Grinah Stones - Wednesday 30 May 2018

      A stunning 11-mile walk, beginning by a reservoir in the Derwent Valley and climbing to the wild moorland of the High Peak. Bleaklow is aptly named but offers dramatic vistas. In the same area we pass our hidden gem - the curious, weathered Barrow and Grinah Stones.


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      The York Stone - Friday 1 June 2018

        It isn’t on the map and you can’t see it from the path. What is this large smooth stone with its slightly cryptic carved inscription? How is it connected to a popular nursery rhyme? Our walk will help you discover the York Stone and the story behind it.


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        Gorpley Clough - Saturday 26 May 2018

          Towards the end of quite a strenuous walk, there is a gentle descent from the Gorpley reservoir to the main road. Here there is often birdsong and wild flowers.  Where the path crosses this stream in the woods, you will also discover some of the small waterfalls along its length.


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          Derwent Edge - Saturday 2 June 2018

            Not very hidden but unquestionably a gem! You’ve seen it from the valley but have you explored the ridge itself? There are fine views of three reservoirs – Ladybower with its flooded village, Derwent of dambusters fame and Hewden. There’s also curious rock formations and rock climbers below you.


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