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. The trail leaflet which explains each point along the trail can be downloaded from this site.   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

We regret that the audio clips prepared for the points along the trail are not available from this website at present.