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Whittington and Handleys Walk

Type:Walking Route

Revolution House
High Street
Old Whittington
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 9JZ
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Revolution House

About

This is a circular walk that is 8 miles long and takes 4 to 6 hours to walk, although several shortcuts are available if you want a shorter walk. The route is waymarked by the cavalier’s head.

The walk starts at Revolution House, a pretty thatched cottage that played a part in the revolution of 1688 which brought Mary, the daughter of James II, and her Dutch husband William of Orange to the throne of England. The House is open on from Easter Saturday to last Sunday in September on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm and is free to enter. Inside, you’ll find a display of 17th century furniture and a changing exhibition on the first floor. A short film explains the story of the revolution and the role of the House.

The full route takes in all three of the pretty Handley villages, West, Middle and Nether before returning to Revolution House via Brearley Wetlands Local Nature Reserve, home to rare invertebrates and a great place to spot butterflies and birds.

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Guide Prices

Admission free

Facilities

Catering

  • On-site catering - Cock and Magpie Pub behind Revolution House

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking - On street parking outside Revolution House

Routes

  • Length of route (miles) - 8 miles
  • Typical duration of route - 4-6 hours

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Open all day every day
Revolution House open Saturday and Sunday from Easter to September, 11am - 4pm

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (J E James Cycles) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (B6025, signposted Eckington). Continue up hill for approx ½ mile and turn left onto Church Street North. Then turn right into High Street. Revolution House on left.

From East Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 from Bakewell to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61), then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 2 miles away

Any bus to Whttington from Chesterfield Town Centre (numbers 25, 50 and 50A)

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Revolution House in April 2017Revolution House, ChesterfieldOnce an alehouse, Revolution House takes its name from the Revolution of 1688. It was the site of a meeting between three local noblemen who began making plans for their part in the Revolution that put William and Mary on the throne.

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