Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Taddington Moor

Narrow country road surround by fields and deciduous woodland

map showing the route of the new permissive path winding up the hillside to Sough Top A lead mine landscape with extensive views. Look out for cowslips, mountain pansies, and skylarks. Links to the Limestone Way.

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

Distance:  0.9 km of new access

Accessibility:  2 pedestrian gates. Steep uneven grassland path

Nearest Facilities:  Taddington

Taddington Moor permissive path route map (1.3MB)


  1. From the A6, head southwards along the Limestone Way for 200 m
  2. After the farm buildings, take the gate on your left and wind your way up the incline
  3. Follow the wall upwards to the signpost
  4. Keep to the waymarked route through fields to join the public footpath just after Sough Top
  5. Turn right to head back to the Limestone Way or left to Taddington.

Getting there

Start Point: Via the A5 Buxton to Bakewell

Parking: Roadside

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 1312 7122

Postcode: SK17 9TJ

What3Words: ///pirate.generally.goose

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Do you know?

  • Skylarks sing in exaltation as they ascend and are silent on the way down
  • Yellow mountain pansies aren’t found any further south than the Peak District
  • A sough is a channel for mine water and is pronounced suff.

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