Lantern Pike, short walk

Climb to our local hilltop with splendid views over Hayfield village to Kinder Scout.

Technical sheet
No. 19545177
A New Mills walk posted on 22/02/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 04/08/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 5.32km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 199m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 196m
Highest point Highest point : 366m
Lowest point Lowest point : 174m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : New Mills
Starting point Starting point : N 53.3791° / W 1.974857°
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Description

(D/A) From the front door of The Sycamore Inn, turn right along the road (Sycamore Road), heading downhill past the car park entrance. Pass a phonebox and postbox on your right opposite the Old Post Office and continue downhill.

(1) Towards the bottom of the hill, just before a children’s play area on the right, turn left into a cobbled driveway with a Pennine Bridleway fingerpost. Beyond the cottages on the left, the bridleway continues as a rocky track between dry-stone walls.

(2) At the top of the wood, go through a gate into a farm drive at a hairpin bend, and follow the drive ahead (uphill). On meeting a road (Sitch Lane), turn right then immediately left up a no-through road with another Pennine Bridleway sign.

Climb steeply to a house, ignoring the turning to Higher Cliffe Farm on your right, and then continue along the bridleway beyond.

(3) Just after a gate, turn left off the main track by a National Trust sign, and climb a narrow path beside a wall. At the top of the slope, turn right along the ridge towards the top of Lantern Pike.

Beyond the topograph at the summit, follow the path ahead that descends unevenly through the heather to rejoin the Pennine Bridleway. Follow a short section of walled track left to a gate into open fields. Head out along a grassy track that curves left across the field to the far right-hand corner, where six ways meet above Blackshaw Farm.

(4) Turn left and follow the far edge of the field to a gate in the corner. Follow the track beyond as it descends to a stream and fir plantation, then climbs slightly to a junction with a Restricted Byway.

Bear left and follow the byway along the contour, with the slopes of Lantern Pike now on your left. Ignore a right-hand turning and proceed to Wethercotes Farm.

(5) Just beyond the farm buildings, turn right over a stile by a gate and cross the top of a paddock to another stile. Turn left down the farm drive and walk downhill until a stone stile in the bottom corner gives access to the road.

Turn right down the lane, then turn left over a stile opposite the entrance to another farm. Follow the footpath along the wall, then bear right diagonally down the brackeny slope. Cross a contouring path and continue downhill to a gate at the back of a garden. A short path leads to another gate, into a driveway.

(6) Turn right then left, down a cobbled lane (Quarry Road) to emerge opposite The Sycamore Inn.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 176m - The Sycamore Inn
1 : km 0.23 - alt. 174m - Children’s play area
2 : km 0.6 - alt. 206m - Hairpin bend - Higher Cliffe Farm
3 : km 1.4 - alt. 299m - Lantern Pike
4 : km 2.7 - alt. 288m - Blackshaw Farm - Fir plantation
5 : km 4.68 - alt. 263m - Wethercotes Farm
6 : km 5.21 - alt. 189m - Quarry Road
D/A : km 5.32 - alt. 176m - The Sycamore Inn

Useful Information

One significant climb and some rocky ground. Short sections may be muddy after rain.

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The Sycamore Inn
Birch Vale, Derbyshire
Tel 01663 743561
Email admin@thesycamoreinn.co.uk
Website www.thesycamoreinn.co.uk

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Mon 28 Feb 2022 11:57:58 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 26/02/22
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

We extended the walk slightly by parking in the Sett Valley Trail long term car park in New Mills and walking along the Settt Valley Trail, crossing the river near Birch Vale (?) and hence did the walk backwards! The views were stunning on the fairly gentle upwards climb as we rounded the lantern, revealing vistas in different directions. This left the best till last - the stunning 360 degree view from the top. The downhill was a bit of a scramble but as long as you have boots, no problem, We managed a quick coffee and pudding stop in the Sycamore Inn and got back to the car park within the four hour parking window. Loved it!

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