661 North Lees, Hathersage

"Three stories high, of proportions not vast, though considerable", wrote Charlotte Bronte describing Thornfield Hall, Mr Rochester's home in Jane Eyre. But the hall was no work of fiction for high above Hathersage still stands her inspiration, the medieval castellated tower of the 16th century North Lees.

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LOCATION: Eastern Peak District
START: Hathersage. Oddfellows Rd pay & display car park, near swimming pool.
Grid ref: SK232814 Postcode: S32 1AN
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Hathersage, North Lees farm when open
EN ROUTE: Little Johnís Grave


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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