Section 1 – 6 miles

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way starts at Heatherdene just  north of Bamford on Ashopton Road (A6013) on the banks of Ladybower Reservoir.

Bus links are good from Sheffield and from the station at Bamford on the Sheffield and Manchester Line.

Follow the path climbing from the A6013 into and through Heatherdene car park and on towards the dam wall.

Cross the dam wall and follow the road down hill to your left. After about 250m branch off on the track that was the old reservoir construction railway, now the Thornhill Trail.

This heads southwards, crossing the lane to Thornhill to emerge on Water Lane. Here turn left before following the path on your right across a field, towards the railway.

Pass under the railway and you arrive at Hope Road (A6187). Bamford station and a bus stop are a 5 minute walk away.

Follow the A6187 towards Hathersage, turn left and walk over Mytham Bridge.

The bus stop is at the toll gate, for the station go towards Bamford (to your left) and the station is signed. Cross Hope Road and Shatton Bridge over the River Noe, take the path on your left into the fields.

It climbs a bank before joining the Derwent riverbank. The path follows the river all the way to Leadmill Bridge, where you cross the River a short distance to the south of Hathersage.

For Hathersage village and the station, cross Leadmill Bridge and take the footpath across the fields on your left. The path emerges onto Dore Lane. For Hathersage village follow Dore Lane to your left, for Hathersage Station turn right.

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