Historical Landscape Trail (Lives of the Common People)

The archaeological survey work of 2012 laid the foundation for a self-guided trail to enable visitors to discover the history behind the landscape and its route-ways, fields, lead mines, defences and buildings.  Links to the trail leaflet and audio clips for each point along the trail are available on this page (see sidebar or bottom of page).  The audio clips can be accessed for immediate listening from laptops and mobile devices.
Please note that the stepping stones mentioned at the end of section 4 on the trail leaflet have been removed and the stream culverted.

Historical Landscape Trail

Start: Castleton Visitor Centre pay & display car park: grid ref. SK149830.  The route is along paved lanes and across pasture fields which in places become muddy after rain.  There are a number of step stiles along the route, some difficult for dogs.

trail-leafletDistance: 4½miles / 7km.
Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
OS Explorer Map OL1 Dark Peak
Click the link below or the image to view & download the leaflet.

Castleton and Hope Medieval Landscape: Self Guided Trail Leaflet

Audio Clips

  1. The Town Ditch
  2. Mill Leet
  3. Odin Sough
  4. Medieval Common
  5. Losehill Hall
  6. Routes, Farms and Fields
  7. Castleton Upper Road
  8. Emma Croft Road
  9. Crofts and Fields
  10. Saxon Hope
  11. Watergate and the Pinfold
  12. Fields, Paths and Local Industry
  13. Redseats Barn
  14. St Edmund’s Church