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Burbage Valley Walk

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Burbage Valley Walk is a 7.7 kilometer loop trail located near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.7 km Elevation Gain: 218 m Route Type: Loop

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The Burbage Valley is surrounded by the long exposed gritstone of Burbage Edge the two peaks of Carl Wark and Higger Tor. It starts at Longshaw, the hunting lodge built in the 1830s for the Duke of Rutland to entertain parties of visitors as they bagged their grouse from the nearby moorland, and runs round the valley to provide and good round trip back to Longshaw. The Longshaw Estate is now owned by the National Trust and has a small visitor centre, shop and tearoom or, just over the main A6187 Hathersage to Sheffield Road there's the Fox House Inn for those who prefer stronger sustenance. The valley has much history which can be felt when walking round, although it's much harder to see now. But you will see millstones that have long since been abandoned and what appears to have been a hillfort on Carl Wark. A walk through the Burbage Valley could take the easy route that runs along the track through the valley. This track is known as Duke's Drive, presumably for the Duke of Rutland to transport his guests to shoot grouse on the surrounding moorland. This track is part of the Sheffield Country Walk and within the valley is almost flat and easily accessible for pushchairs and those who do not want (or are unable) to take the rather rockier path that this walk describes.

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10 days ago

Stunning views , easy walking , short or long as you want & free parking, , one of my favourites, what’s not to like.

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