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Walks & Explorations around Wardlow, Derbyshire

A rough, illustrated, guide to a couple of walks centred on the farm campsite, Three Stags Heads pub & the Yondermann Cafe at Wardlow Mires. Although completely rural now, the whole area was once heavily mined for lead (see historic map link below)

By clicking the icon in the top left of the map window, you can select/deselect other options to view or click the icon top right to view full screen.

The Flickr photos for this map are also viewable at

The routes are shown in shades of green .

For a historic map of the area, follow this link and then adjust the transparency on the slider scale to view the present day appearance:
Click Here for Historic Map

If you are not camping at Wardlow, the best starting points are probably Litton for the western walk (where there is a shop and another good pub) or near Blakedon Hollow for the eastern one. Obviously either walk can be taken in either direction and the two walks could be combined into one.