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    Welcome to Hathersage

    At the eastern end of the Hope Valley, Hathersage is known as the 'outdoor hub' of the Peak District.

    Things to do in Hathersage in the Peak District & Derbyshire

    With rich historical, industrial and literary associations, the picturesque village of Hathersage in the Hope Valley is brimming with character and has a great selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and places to stay.

    Hathersage is famous for local literary links and legends; it inspired author Charlotte Bronte when writing ‘Jane Eyre’, and nearby North Lees Hall was visited several times by the author in 1845, becoming the main inspiration for Thornfield Hall. In and around the village are also sites associated with the legend of Robin Hood – his lieutenant, Little John is buried in the churchyard of St Michael’s.

    The town also has one of the UK’s few outdoor swimming pools, opened in the 1930s, the heated 100ft pool is open year-round and provides views of Stanage Edge, Hathersage Church and the surrounding hills.

    It is also home of the David Mellor Design Museum, which includes a café and museum dedicated to the renowned cutlery designer (who also designed the modern traffic light!).

    Situated north, Stanage Edge is a popular place for walkers and for rock climbing with stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley. The gritstone edge stretches for approximately 4 miles and was made famous in the iconic windswept scene in the classic film ‘Pride & Prejudice’ starring Keira Knightley.

    In The Area




    Food at The George

    A Derbyshire Hotel ideally located for walking, bird watching and cycling in the heart of the Peak District, Derbyshire



    The Maynard

    A beautifully refurbished 12 bedroom hotel with bar and restaurant based in Grindleford hosting spectacular views across the Peak District.



    The Maynard Restaurant

    The Maynard restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the Peak District.



    The George

    Our en suite bedrooms are spacious and contemporarily styled for your comfort. Luxury linen, local water and fresh coffee is all included, as is a…


    Derwent View

    Enjoy some of the most magnificent scenery in the Peak District from the sitting-room window. Detached, All rooms ground level, with en-suite…


    Anglers Rest

    Quaint, community-owned pub/cafe serving English fare & homemade cakes, with rotating local artwork.

    Surprise View

    Surprise View is a spectacular view point above Hathersage and is known for being one of the best viewpoints in the Peak District


    Hathersage Swimming Pool (outdoor)

    A scenic open-air pool surrounded by Peak District countryside.


    Stella's Kitchen

    Relaxed choice for Caribbean & African cuisine, plus a garden, weekend buffets & Sunday roasts.

    Ladybower Reservoir

    Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley, at the heart of the Peak District National Park.

    Stanage Edge

    Situated north of Hathersage, Stanage Edge is a popular place for walkers and for rock climbing with stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and…


    Riverside Kitchen

    The Design Museum Café is a beautiful, unusual environment for relaxation and discussion. The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoons.

    Our Great Itineraries

    Peak District classics: Hope Valley itinerary

    Taking in some of the best views and most picturesque places in the Hope Valley, this varied tour would make an excellent weekend or midweek break.

    Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Hope Valley

    Take in dramatic scenery, quaint villages and some of the Peak District's most iconic attractions along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester…

    Day trip from Sheffield: Exploring the Hope…

    Offering some of the best views and most picturesque villages in the country, Derbyshire's iconic Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the…

    Trails nearby

    Walking trail - Howden Reservoir

    If you’re after a relaxing walk which allows you to soak up some of the Peak District’s natural beauty, without climbing a single hill, the walk to…

    Higger Tor & Carl Wark

    Explore the spectacular terrain on the plateau of Higger Tor and the nearby tor of Carl Wark, regarded as an Iron Age hill fort.

    Hathersage to Stanage Edge Walk

    A 9 mile walk from the village of Hathersage up onto Stanage Edge and back, with superb views of the Derwent and Hope Valleys, Mam Tor and Kinder…

    Longshaw Estate & Padley Gorge Walk

    This beautiful walk starts and ends in the peaceful Longshaw Estate, owned and managed by the National Trust.


    Special Offer

    3 small plates for £18 every Wed & Thurs at The…

    Tuck into 3 delicious small plates for just £18 at The Scotsman's Pack.

    Beauty spots nearby

    Business Directory Stanage Edge

    Business Directory Surprise View

    Business Directory National Trust Longshaw Estate

    Business Directory Padley Gorge

    Villages nearby


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