Eyam to Hathersage
Drive through Eyam passing the Church and Eyam Hall (on right hand side). Continue along the main road and you arrive in the village of Foolow with the pretty duck pond and the Bull’s Head pub. Next to the duck pond, take the right turn into Bradshaw Lane and climb up out of the village towards Bretton.
When you see the left hand road this is where you need to turn towards Abney but if you would like to take advantage of calling at the highest pub in Derbyshire, The Barrell Inn, continue a few hundred yards straight ahead.
The Barrell Inn does great food and has a number of benches to enjoy the views across the valley. Well worth a visit.
Taking the road towards Abney this has great views to the left over Great Hucklow and right over Bretton Clough. The road begins to descend, take the right hand road to Abney and to the gliding club.
This road curves around the valley, passes the gliding club and has beautiful, far reaching views. This is such a peaceful place and in the distance you can see the dramatic edges.
I love Abney. In the winter it is like a wonderland and in summer the August heather is breathtaking, you feel on top of the world!
The road starts to descend and winds down with views overlooking Hathersage, eventually joining the main road. If you turn left, this arrives in Hathersage village, if you turn right this leads to Grindleford and if you go straight across the road, you arrive in The Plough Inn car park – your perfect destination.
Sit on the terrace overlooking the garden or the courtyard surrounded by flowers or the cosy interior with coal fires and fine food and drink.
Accommodation - The Plough now has a level access bedroom with level access shower