824 Over Haddon and Magpie Mine

The heart of Derbyshire's lead industry, Over Haddon once thronged with sweaty miners. Now it's perspiring walkers. But there's a glimpse of the past at Magpie Mine, though with more beauty than brawn as cowslips and pansies brighten the spoil heaps.

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LOCATION: 2 miles south of Bakewell
START: Over Haddon pay & display car park, toilets
Grid ref: SK203663 Postcode: DE451JE
DISTANCE: 8 miles
GRADE: Easy
TIME: 4.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Haddon Grove, Mandale, Lathkill, Magshaw, Kirk Dale, Batemanís House


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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