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Heroic Peak District & Black Death Tour

Journey through the moors & idylic villages to discover Derbyshire Plague Village

  • 3 hr
  • From 65 British pounds
  • Ashford Arms - DE45 1QB

Service Description

Our Plague Tour starts from the Ashford Hotel in the chocolate box village of Ashford in the Water. A quick explore of the village provides a look at Sheepswash Bridge and the stone pen. The route then takes lovely minor roads out to Great Longstone. Quiet roads then climb out of the village high onto the moor with stunning views looking southwards back down to Ashford. The top of moor presents a more desolate landscape yet revealing panoramic views to the north and the sound of skylarks above. The route descends through ever more present stone field walls with the village of Foolow being approached. However before this, a narrow old lane is joined which meanders invitingly towards Eyam. At Eyam learn the history of the village its isolation from the plague and visit the houses and graves of the villagers affected. Many opportunities exist for a coffee or more!. Retrace your steps a little and it is back towards Foolow and the wonderful Bulls Head. The quiet road follows below the hill to Great Hucklow and then perhaps enjoy a detour to the lovely gastro pub in Little Hucklow the Blind Bull. Minor roads bypass Tideswell and through to Litton and the very traditional Red Lion. There will soon be amazing views down the valley into Cressbrook and its Dale. The wonderful Dale and its fabulous scenery is entered and the River Wye followed to be crossed at a footbridge to join the Monsal Trail. The cycle trail is left close to Thornbridge Hall and it is then only a short retraced route back to the Hotel. Distance - 19 miles Theme - Historic Sites Grade - Intermediate Blue Tour Duration - 3 hours Surface - Minor Roads, tracks, cycle routes, it may be necessary to dismount for a short section and negotiate a few steps on the trail. Refreshment Stop Options - Ashford in the Water, Great Longstone, Eyam, Foolow, Great & Little Hucklow & Litton Tour Ref - 30

Upcoming Sessions

Start Point & Booking Queries

  • Ashford Arms - DE45 1QB

    +44 (0)1629 352122

Cancellation Policy

Running Tours is our business so as a general rule we cannot accept last minute cancelation requests where we cannot easily re-book the date. If you need to change the date of your pre-booked tour we do ask for at least seven days notice so that we have the opportunity to re-book your slot. There is no additional charge for changing the date of your tour. If you give us less than 7 days notice and we cannot resell the slot we reserve the right to charge a 50% re-booking fee. We do not offer refunds on cancelled tours only the opportunity to re-book As a general rule we will not cancel any eBike tours based on the weather unless the conditions are so extreme they are not safe for cycling. We use the Met Office to monitor if any severe weather warnings are expected

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