Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Barker Fields

Narrow country road surround by fields and deciduous woodland

Map showing permissive path at Barker Fields A path across pastures linking in Ricklow Dale with the permissive path to Hard Rake.

Permissive path – access on foot. Defra funded until March 2024.

Distance 0.7 km of new access

Accessibility 4 pedestrian gates. Grassland.

Nearest Facilities Monyash

Barker Fields permissive path route map


  1. At the point where the footpath from Ricklow Dale meets the road head leftwards through the gate
  2. Keep the wall on your left for 350 m to where it ends
  3. Turn sharp left though the next gate and through two more gates to the road
  4. Turn right along the road for 200 m for the permissive path to Hard Rake

Getting there

Start Point via Monyash Road B5055

Parking Monyash

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 1629 6682

Postcode: DE45 1JG

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Do you know?

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