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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




    The Maynard

    A beautifully refurbished 19 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.

    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…


    Cattis Side Cottage

    Cattis Side Cottage is a truly unique self-catering experience set in the heart of the Peak District’s iconic Stanage-North Lees estate


    Hathersage Swimming Pool (outdoor)

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


    The Coolstone

    A cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of the Peak District. Aswell as the lovely bar, there is a lovely little coffee shop called The Nook,…


    Peak District Clay Pigeon Shooting

    Experience Clay Pigeon Shooting in the heart of the Peak District National Park


    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…


    Riverside Kitchen

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


    Hathersage Botanicals-Shivering Mountain…

    The Shivering Mountain Distillery sits on a hillside overlooking Hathersage.


    Anglers Rest

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


    Park Designs

    Quality giftware and household goods inspired by an outdoor life.

    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…

    Events in Hathersage


    Bamford Well Dressing

    Bamford Well Dressing will be on display on The Green -This ancient custom is all but unique to Derbyshire. It's the art of decorating wells and…


    Hathersage Well Dressing

    This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.


    Bamford Well Dressing in the Making

    Come and see how we create the Bamford Well Dressing!

    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

    Late Availability offer for Derwent View

    Special offer for our bungalow , holiday let Friday 17th May to Friday 24th May From £755 to £495 for the week

    Special Offer

    30% OFF SUMMER MENU at The Maynard

    30% off food on the Summer Menu

    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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