Froggatt Edge and Eyam, April 17

Walk details

  • Route Grindleford Station – Hay Wood –  Froggatt Edge – Froggatt Bridge – Stoke  Brook – Stoney Middleton – The Cliff – Eyam – Riley Graves – Froggatt Bridge –  Horse Hay Coppice – Grindleford – Grindleford Station
  • Distance 11.87 miles
  • Duration 8 hrs 50 mins (including lunch and a visit to Eyam Museum)
  • Getting there Train to Grindleford, splitting at Sheffield.
  • Weather Warm, with occasional bursts of sunshine.

Why this route?

  • I wanted to see Eyam, having read A Parcel of Patterns as a child. TOH wanted to see Eyam because…history.

What did we learn?

  • I bought How To Read Water so I spent much of the walk fascinated by puddles and eddies.

Walk highlights

  • Spring in the woods – Hay Wood and Horse Hay Coppice.
  • Froggatt Edge – can’t beat those rocks.
  • The Derwent Valley Heritage Trail and then Calver Marsh. A well-signed nature reserve in a rare habitat.
  • The only listed chippy in the country at Stoney Middleton.
  • Eyam – fascinating but tragic history. Also a story of revival. The village is famous for the plague but was probably actually more prosperous after the plague than before.
  • Playing count the sheep breeds as we walked back along the Derwent Valley Heritage Trail.

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