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A circuit around Nether and Upper Padley

A nice walk taking in part of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

Park in the Haywood National Trust P&D car park.
Walk out the side of the car park on the footpath that takes you down through Hay Wood to Grindleford. You should come out alongside St Helen's Church, on the Padley side of the single track Grindleford Bridge.
Go up the road a little until you can enter the meadow alongside the River Derwent, and eventually enter Coppice Wood.
Follow the river side until you pick up the footpath on the right, that brings you back on yourself but up the bank and over the Sheffield-Manchester railway.
Follow the path, and you'll wind up on the track that leads to Grindleford Station.
We're not going as far as that, instead turing left and following a path around the top of the Windses Estate through the lower edge of Bolehill Wood, and into Padley Gorge.
Cross the footbridge and head up the gorge on the eastern side on the old tramway, coming out on the road by an old quarry.
Climb the path that heads south down the western side of the quarry onto the top of Yarncliffe Wood and follow the path around the edge of the Longshaw Estate over Tumbling Hill back to the car park.

Date Walked: 08Oct12
Distance: 4.6 miles
Time: 2h17m
Ascent: 921'
Descent: 920'

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