Walk 6: Hartington to Longnor

A nice long walk which takes you on a journey through old, quaint English villages and across ancient lands, including the site where Pilsbury Castle once stood. Take in gorgeous views of rolling hills, including the distinct spine-like ridge of Chrome Hill. This walk is a must for your hike bucket list.

Starting from Hartington, you will pass the intriguing site of Pilsbury Castle and on to the old village of Longnor. After refreshments, you head back towards Hartington via lush rolling fields and views of Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill.


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Total distance: 9.32 mi
Max elevation: 301 m
Min elevation: 222 m
Total climbing: 222 m


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Do not rely on the guidance below to soley navigate the hike. We highly recommend downloading the accompanying GPX file and loading it into a navigation device/app. Always take a physical map and compass with you as backup, and know how to use them. Take care out there.


  1. Head north out of Hartington past the duck pond along Dig Street.
  2. Continue along the gated road for about 2.5 miles until reaching Pilsbury.
  3. At Pilsbury leave the road and continue straight along the track until reaching the gated stile at the site of Pilsbury Castle.
  4. Head through the gate and continue along the path for approximately 1 mile until reaching Bridge End Farm, just south of Crowdicote.
  5. Turn left at the Farm to head west along the footpath.  After 1/4 mile, join the road for a further quarter mile until reaching Longnor – the perfect time for a rest and refreshments and the approximate half way point along the walk.
  6. From Longnor, take the lane opposite Church Street and head down to meet a farm. Continue forward across several fields until reaching Brund.
  7. At Brund, turn left then immediatley take the footpath across fields to Sheen.  Upon reaching the road at Moorhouse, turn right along the road for 200m then take the footpath right, across the field to Sheen.
  8. With the farm on your left, cross the road at Sheen to take the footpath to return across fields to Hartington.

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Hi I'm Leigh, the creator Walk In Derbyshire. I've been walking in the Peak District National Park for over 30 years and have a huge passion for connecting with nature and hiking in the outdoors. I write up the all the walks for Walk In Derbyshire and am also the lead on our group hikes.

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