A Walk from Eyam to Stoney Middleton
The beautiful village of Eyam always offers a great day out for visitors to this part of the Peak District. Set in a stunning location, it has a fascinating and inspiring history, and its narrow lanes are filled with pretty cottages and a wealth of interesting buildings.
The equally lovely village of Stoney Middleton, meanwhile, is often overlooked by those visiting the Peak District in favour of its more famous neighbour, but it’s an interesting place that richly rewards those who venture off the A623. The side lanes of the village hide some fascinating buildings, including a very unusual octagonal church, and there’s even a little brook running through the streets.
Both Eyam and Stoney Middleton are surrounded by wonderful White Peak countryside, with beautiful views in all directions.
Our 5.5 mile walk between the two villages is a great way to see this area. The route is a Figure of 8, with historic Eyam providing the start, middle and end point. You could do both circles with a break in the middle, or choose to complete either one on its own. The first half of the Figure of 8 takes you out of Eyam, past the Riley Graves and down into Stoney Middleton. The second half takes you through Eyam and out in the other direction, offering splendid views over the village from Eyam Edge before returning to your start point.
Parking is free in Eyam and there are tea rooms, cafés and pubs for refreshments; we highly recommend The Miners Arms and The Coolstone. Allow 3-4 hours to complete this walk at a moderate pace, allowing for rest stops to take in the views.
For full directions of the Walk, click here:
How Do I Get to Eyam?
The village is located just off the A623 near Stoney Middleton. There is a free public car park on the edge of the village on Hawkhill Road, opposite the Museum, postcode S32 5QP.
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The 65 bus service runs to and from Sheffield and Buxton via Eyam. The 66 bus service runs to and from Chesterfield via Eyam. There are also a couple of buses a day between Bakewell and Eyam.