Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Hay Dale

Narrow country road surround by fields and deciduous woodland

Map showing permissive path at Hard Rake Access on foot through lead mining hillocks and hollows to link the heights of Longstone Moor and Wardlow Hey Cop.

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

Distance 0.3 km of new access.

Accessibility 2 pedestrian gates. Steep hillside.

Nearest Facilities Monsal Head

Hay Dale permissive path route map


  1. Double back along the track from the roadside gate
  2. Follow the wall upwards to the signpost

Getting there

Start Point via Castlegate Lane B6465 and Hay Dale

Parking Roadside

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 1802 7329

Postcode: SK17 8SZ

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Do you know?

  • The song of meadow pipits is made in their parachute descent.
  • Birds foot trefoil's bright yellow flowers streaked with pink are known locally as eggs and bacon.
  • The hillocks are formed of gangue minerals left behind from mining the lead ore.

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