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Weekend Walks from Wheeldon
Looking for something to do this weekend to get you all out of the house? Why not try one of our Wheeldon weekend walks? Derbyshire and the Peak District are beautiful in autumn, so wrap up warm and enjoy our back garden.
Eight brilliant walks for lots of abilities
We have eight walks on our website which you can do directly from the cottages without getting in your car. If you’re just visiting for the day, feel free to park in our carpark if there’s room. We’re often around and about on Saturdays and Sundays, so do please say hello if you see us. If you need a chocolate treat, you’re also welcome to nip into our honesty shop.
Short walk for children
This walk is a very short one (there are lots of longer walks on our website), so is perfect for families with small children. It will take you around 40 minutes to complete.
- Walk down the drive past Sheldon Cottage
- At end of the drive turn left and go through the gate at the footpath sign (A). Straight ahead to the gate on far side of the field (B)
- Go through the gate and start climbing the hill – you’ll find steps worn in to the path to help you
- Test the acoustics on the way up – there’s quite an echo across the valley
- About 3⁄4 of the way up you’ll pass an old limestone kiln (C on our website map) – the path then gets a bit flatter and easier
- When you reach the summit (D on our map) there is a local war memorial and trig point with probably the best views in the Peak District!
- To your right, you can see the ‘Dragons Back’ in a line to your right leading to Parkhouse and Chrome Hills
- To reach the entrance to Fox Hole Cave (E), walk along the ridge towards Earl Sterndale for about 150 metres
- Head back down to the same gate (B) either retracing your steps or finding your own way. It’s all Open Access land so you can walk wherever you want
- Go through the gate, up the field and climb back over the wall – you’re back!
More walks to choose from
There’s a selection of walks on the website. Just following this link.
Our favourite places to eat
If you want to make a day of it, here’s a few of our favourite local pubs and eateries:
High Peak Bookstore and Café – delicious home-made soups and cakes surrounded by the most amazing bookstore.
Tagg Lane Dairy – organic dairy with ice cream to die for.
The Bullshead in Monyash – brilliant for lunch and dinner. Try the lamb stew with mountains of mash.
The Packhorse Inn at Crowdecote – proper local pub dating back to the 16thcentury serving huge portions. Try the fish and chips.
Royal Oak, Hurdlow – try the Sunday roast, you won’t be disappointed.