Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Hard Rake

Narrow country road surround by fields and deciduous woodland

Map showing permissive path at Hard Rake A path through herbal leys and the flower-rich hay meadow at Hard Rake. Also links with the Barker Fields Peak Permissive Path.

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

Distance 0.75 km of new access

Accessibility 2 pedestrian gates, 1 field gate. Track sections at either end.

Nearest Facilities Monyash & Sheldon

Hard Rake permissive path route map


  1. Follow the track through the tree belt to the meadow on the left
  2. Head diagonally right to the gate in the far wall corner
  3. After 20 m join the public footpath on the other side of the wall
  4. Turn right and then after one field left along the track to the roadside.

Getting there

Start Point via Sheldon Moor Road

Parking Roadside

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 1605 6842

Postcode: SK17 9QS

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Do you know?

  • Ox-eye daisies can produce as many as 4000 seeds.
  • The rattling sound of the hay rattle seeds signals that it's time for haymaking.
  • Corkscrew fossils, known as crinoids, can be seen in the drystone walls

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