An easy circular walk along the River Sett via Hill Houses and Booth Farm.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the front door of The Sportsmann Inn, turn left for a few paces, then cross the road and go through the gap in the wall opposite. Descend to the river and cross the footbridge at the bottom.
(1) Turn left and follow the riverside path. Walk between the river and the campsite then, at the campsite entrance, turn left over the road bridge.
Turn right past Bowden Bridge car park (4). When the road bends slightly left at Bowden Bridge Cottage, turn right onto the riverside track. At the entrance to Oakbank, turn right over the packhorse bridge.
(2) In the corner beyond, turn left through a gate. Climb a walled path and go through a gate and past a converted barn to emerge at Hill Houses.
Turn left past the farmhouse on your left and go through a gate. Follow the track beyond, bending left then right to reach Booth Farm after half a mile. Beyond Booth, descend to a lane.
(3) Turn left and descend to the bridge by the restored sheepwash. Cross the river and turn left. Follow the road for half a mile to return to Bowden Bridge car park.
(4) Continue along Kinder Road for a further 500 yards back to The Sportsmann Inn. (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 227m - The Sportsmann Inn
1 : km 0.09 - alt. 224m - Campsite
2 : km 0.91 - alt. 223m - Hill Houses
3 : km 1.87 - alt. 249m - Booth Farm
4 : km 2.81 - alt. 224m - Bowden Bridge car park - Kinder Road
D/A : km 3.31 - alt. 227m - The Sportsmann Inn
One short climb. Muddy in places after rain.
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The Sportsmann Inn
Kinder Road, Hayfield,
Derbyshire SK22 2LE
Tel 01663 741565
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