Bowden Bridge & Peep-o-Day

A brisk river and hillside walk with good views passing via Mount Famine ridge.

Technical sheet
No. 19973652
A Hayfield walk posted on 07/03/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 07/03/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h35[?]
Distance Distance : 7.23km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 182m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 181m
Highest point Highest point : 370m
Lowest point Lowest point : 193m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : Hayfield
Starting point Starting point : N 53.379489° / W 1.945091°
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Description

(D/A) Leave The Royal Hotel car park and turn left to cross the river. Keep left up Church St past the George pub.

(1) Turn left into Highgate Rd then immediately left again into Valley Rd. Continue along Valley Rd, ignoring any turnings to left or right, keeping the river on your left. When the road ends, keep on along the footpath beyond. At a fork in the path, keep left through a stone gateway. Walk past the campsite to its entrance.

(2) Turn left and cross the river to Kinder Rd; turn right past Bowden Bridge car park. After a short distance, before the road starts to climb, turn right along a footpath between Bowden Bridge Cottage and the river.

Cross the packhorse bridge and then leave the river through a gate to follow a short climb between walls to Hill Houses. Pass between a barn conversion on your right and a farmhouse on your left, then turn right and descend along the farm entrance track.

(3) When you reach the road again, go straight over, crossing the river again. At a fork in the road, take the right-hand fork, through a gate, and then pass through a second gate a little further on.

From the white-painted stone pillar known as the White Lady, the road descends slightly, then take the Pennine Bridleway on your right, signposted "South Head". This path contours initially, then climbs to the top of Mount Famine ridge. At the top of the hill pass through a gate; continue beyond until you meet the Pennine Bridleway.

(4) Turn right and immediately left and descend past a quarry. At the main road turn left along the near verge, then cross carefully to Peep-o-Day Farm. Beyond the farm go through a gate, then immediately right.

At the far end of the field, pass through a metal gate. Follow this path along the contour to pass behind the buildings of Far Phoside.

(5) As you approach the wooded valley of Phoside, take the right-hand of two gates and descend more steeply through the trees to the stream. Cross the stream and climb up beyond between the ruined watermill on your left and a stone barn on your right.

Follow the footpath beyond the barn, in front of the house. Emerge from the wood and continue in the same direction (North West) to Ridge Top Lane.

(6) When you reach the lane, turn right and descend, steeply at first, until you reach a main road. Cross the main road into Station Rd.

(7) At the car park, turn right to cross the bypass via the pedestrian crossing. Continue past St Matthew's Church and recross the bridge beyond to return to The Royal Hotel. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 194m - The Royal Hotel
1 : km 0.19 - alt. 202m - River - Campsite
2 : km 1.44 - alt. 220m - Bowden Bridge car park
3 : km 2.11 - alt. 232m - White-painted stone pillar - Mount Famine ridge
4 : km 3.82 - alt. 352m - Quarry - Peep-o-Day Farm
5 : km 5.77 - alt. 279m - Ruined watermill
6 : km 6.51 - alt. 254m - Ridge Top Lane
7 : km 7.06 - alt. 193m - Car park
D/A : km 7.23 - alt. 194m - The Royal Hotel

Useful Information

May be muddy in places after rain.

Pdf link : http://walksfromthedoor.co.uk/i/walks/De...

The Royal Hotel
Tel : 01663 742721
Email : enquiries@theroyalathayfield.com
Website : www.theroyalathayfield.com

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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