Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Eldon Hill

Narrow country road surround by fields and deciduous woodland

Map showing permissive path at Eldon Hill Link paths across the northern boundary of the limestone of the White Peak. Views of Mam Tor.

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

Distance 1 km of new access

Accessibility 6 pedestrian gates. Track and hillside.

Nearest Facilities Sparrowpit

Eldon Hill permissive path route map


  1. Turn right at the pond to follow a path above the road
  2. Turn left at the track and follow it to a gate in the wall
  3. Head leftwards to drop down to the dale and then up the hillside.

Getting there

Start Point via the A623 to Sparrowpit

Parking Roadside

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 1116 8155

Postcode: SK17 8ES

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Do you know?

  • Eldon Hill is the highest limestone hill in the area.
  • Its old English name is Elveden or hill of elves because of the underground caves.
  • Quarrying for aggregate for roads and buildings took a chunk out of Eldon and created the new hill at the roadside.

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