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Langsett and Hordron Road

Length – 5.1 or 6.0 miles


This walk takes you along the banks of Langsett Reservoir before ascending through woods to two ancient tracks: Swinden Lane and Hordron Road (pronounced ‘Harden,’ from the Old English for ‘store house’). We then either take a moderate route back or cross moorland before following the Porter or Little Don River towards the reservoir before returning to Langsett Barn through woodland. The moorland section can be exposed and boggy. At points, the path across the moor is not clear.

Some of this route is on access land which is used for grouse shooting. The landowner can close the area for short periods. This is usually in the shooting and nesting seasons. There may also be restrictions on taking dogs onto grouse moor access land. More information is available on the Natural England Website. In the 1870’s, R.H.Rimington-Wilson, of Broomhead Hall, re-introduced the mountain hare to the area.


  • Length 5.1 or 6 miles (8.2 or 9.6 km)
  • Grade – this is a walk with options – either a moderate walk or take the section which is for experienced and well-equipped walkers
  • Start – Langsett Barn Car Park (free parking). If it is full, use the lay-by 200 m up the hill
  • Grid Reference – SE 210 004
  • Map – OL1 Dark Peak
  • Public transport – None
  • Refreshments – The Waggon and Horses Inn,  Bank View Café, Langsett
  • Public Toilets – Langsett Barn

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Map of the walk

Map for the walk

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