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Shatton Moor and Offerton from Bradwell Walk
Author - Andy Chaplin
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres
Grade - easy/mod
Start - OS grid reference SK174810
Lat 53.325637 + Long -1.7402252
Postcode S33 9HJ (approx. location only)
Shatton Moor rises over 1300 feet to the southeast of the Hope Valley. As you proceed around the Moor, you get ever changing views of the surrounding areas of the National Park including Ladybower Reservoir, the Eastern Moors and many other features. This Peak District walk shares some of the route covered by Walk 1270.
From on-street parking in Bradwell village on Brookside or the main road, B6049 Church Street (Grid ref. SK174810) walk south down either Brookside or High Street and take The Hills road opposite. Go right at the corner then south east through the village on Bessie Lane (formerly New Road) leading into Edge Lane.
Take the path at the end of Edge Lane (Grid ref.SK177806) and climb steadily uphill. Turn left at the stone in the path then right after 20 metres. The path continues uphill to Robin Hood's Cross. There is a wall on your right until it starts to flatten out into open country. You will also see information signs for pilots - must be very low flying! The path leads you over a wall and onto Brough Lane. Turn right along this track which offers continuing views down to Bradwell village and into Bradwell Dale.
Carry on along the sandy Brough Lane track past a road to signed to Abney on the right. You will reach Wolf's Pit and a junction of paths and tracks. A signpost indicates High Low to the right, instead bear left on Shatton Lane passing the aerial at the top of the hill looking down into the Hope Valley.
When the track turns downhill to the north towards Shatton take the public bridleway off to the right (Grid ref. SK200814). At this point it looks like you are at the same level as the end of the Ladybower reservoir which can be seen across the Hope Valley. Follow the bridleway down to Offerton Hall. There are now good views to Bamford and Hathersage.
Take the road down in front of Offerton Hall then branch off northwards (Grid ref. SK213810)on a path to the Derwent Stepping Stones - which might be passable at some time of year without having to rope up and get the waders on. This was not the case when I was last there. However there is no need to cross the river so bear left and with the river on your right walk north westwards along the river on the Derwent Valley Heritage Way to the village of Shatton.
Reaching the road through the village, turn left and take the first lane on the right, Townfield Lane (Grid ref. SK198823). This lane soon becomes a track which you follow until you reach the road leading into Brough. Just before reaching the B6049 turn off the lane onto a path on the left hand side. This passes between some houses, turns left then right, then heads off to the left towards a footpath sign in the field. From this sign continue south west and parallel to the main road past Lee House and across several fields back to Bradwell.