Enjoy the delights of the Vale – and the moors

This month’s walk, created by Steve Brown, visits a lesser-known area of north Derbyshire, together with a foray onto the Eastern Moors.

BARLOW VALE is a landscape of green pastures, hedges, woodland and farms nestling below the Eastern Moors. It featured prominently in the writings of well-known countryside author, the late Roger Redfern, and it is worthwhile stopping to explore its quiet corners on occasion rather than carrying on through to the Peak District’s crowded beauty spots. We start in the hamlet of Millthorpe, reached from Chesterfield by the B6051, but an alternative starting point is the Eastern Moors car park at Shillito Woods GR SK2951575057…

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