Eyam Peak District: the plague village and the quiet dales Moderate
A varied guided walk from Eyam through the quieter dales to the south of the village. Eyam is well known for the part it played in the plague of 1665 when the people of the village self isolated in order to prevent the plague from spreading throughout the region and beyond. Clearly there are parallels to be drawn with the current pandemic.
Your guide will lead you out of the village, through quiet Coombs Dale and the steep-sided Rough Side before skirting Middleton Moor towards Wardlow and the upper reaches of Cressbrook Dale. The walk continues to the pretty village of Foolow before crossing pastureland with its patchwork of stone walls and returning to Eyam where there will be time to discover more about the village and its history.
Grade: Moderate. The walk is 10.5 miles long with 500m of ascent. A reasonable level of fitness is required. There are no steep ascents and only a couple of steeper inclines down into the 2 dales. The majority of the walk is a mix of gradual ascent /descent.