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Wild West Wander

Type:Walking Event

Shillito Wood Car Park
Fox Lane
S18 7WG
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Shillito Woods


Discover the wild western boundary of north-east Derbyshire as we head for an evening walk high up onto the open moors.

Starting at Shillito Woods, at the boundary between the farmed landscape of north-east Derbyshire and the open moorland of the Peak District, the walk takes a circular route heading east down through farmland and woodland valleys where we’ll discover wildlife lurking amongst the bluebells.

After passing through the small hamlet of Unthank we head up, via a very steep climb, out of the deep valleys high up onto moorland. We head across Big Moor and Ramsley Moor to Bar Brook marking the western boundary of North-east Derbyshire. Here we’ll explore an ancient landscape of stone circles but also touched by modern hands. The walk finishes at an ancient cross with stunning views.

Please bring a packed evening meal. There are no toilet facilities on route and in poor weather the open moorland can be a harsh environment so dress appropriately.

Organised by Weasel Walks

Guide Prices

Free of charge
Booking essential



  • Children welcome - Young walkers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted - Dogs allowed on a lead


  • Accessibility of route - Route not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Description of route - Walk grading Moderate, 11+ stiles. Starting point grid ref SK 295 749. 4 rest stops. Circular walk.
  • Length of route (miles) - 8
  • Typical duration of route - 5 hours

Opening Times

Season (16 May 2020)
Saturday15:00 - 20:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at Junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right lane and take 4th exit (A61 signposted Sheffield). At next traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61) and, at next roundabout (Little Chef) select left lane and take 2nd exit (B6050). Follow road for approx 2¼ miles to staggered cross roads (Four Lanes End). Turn right (B6051 signposted Barlow). Follow road into Barlow Village and continue following same road to Millthorpe (Royal Oak on right). Continue on B6051. Where B6051 forks right, go straight on into Fox Lane. Follow Fox Lane for approx 1.5 miles and Shillito Woods car park is on right.

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

From West Follow A619 or A623 to Baslow, continue through Baslow, passing Wheatsheaf on left to roundabout and take 1st exit (A621, signposted Sheffield). Follow road for just under 2 miles and turn right onto Fox Lane. Follow road for just over 1 mile and Shillito Woods car park is on right.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 9.5 miles away

Not accessible by public transport

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