If you ever find yourself in Sheffield you must take a day and head out to the Peak District. This is an amazing National Park it's like no other. It offers outstanding views, beautiful villages steeped in history, stunning walks, cycling , birding opportunities, the list goes on. It is actually very difficult for me to try to describe the Peak District it literally is an area that must be experienced.
I have known this area since I was a child, I have walked the public footpaths, camped in the fields , played in the streams and hiked on the moors but every time I return to Sheffield I am drawn to this area. For this visit I chose Hathersage as the town to rediscover.
Hathersage is a tiny village nestled in the Peak District only 11 miles from Sheffield. This is home to many of the legends of Robin Hood and his merry men. This is a village worth exploring. It has a beauty all of it’s own with quaint cottages and it is surrounded by stunning scenery.
First Stop..........for Food of Course
My Mom suggested that we eat at a local cafe that she has enjoyed -The Pool Cafe ! This is a small cafe with plenty of cooked to order options and of course tea and cakes available.
After enjoying a full English breakfast we decided to take a walk up to Little John's grave. This particular landmark is what makes Hathersage famous- it is the site where Little John ,one of Robin Hood's Merry-men is buried. The walk to the site is uphill but worth the hike. The views along the way are quite beautiful.
Explore the Church
Dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels, this ancient parish church is worth exploring. The Gothic Nave dating from 1381, has been enlarged and modified over the years, including a major work of restoration by Butterfield in 1851. St Michael and All Angels is not just a heritage site but a place of living worship.
Out and About Near Hathersage
Hathersage is a perfect place to situate yourself for exploring all that the Peak District has to offer. Close by is Eyam Plague Museum and village, Bakewell market town is a short drive and the walks and cycling opportunities are endless.
Until next year...........................
Out and about exploring our world one trip at a time.