Hill House, Blake Mere + Revidge From Warslow | 10-Mile Route (Trig Walk)

Merryton Low trig point

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This tri-trig walk circles around the heart of the Staffordshire Peak District. The route takes in the trig pillars of Hill House, Blake Mere & Revidge while offering fantastic views across the southern Derbyshire Dales as well as the unique ridgeline of The Roaches.

Beginning the walk in the quiet village of Warslow you cut across the rolling countryside to the first trig atop the rise of Hill House.

Dropping down to the River Hamps you pick up the Hamps Way, following it as it winds its way north as it rises to the foot of Merryton Low and the trig of Blake Mere that sits at its highest point.

Turning east you drop across open moorland, undulating green fields and winding country lanes before rising once more to the final trig of Revidge.

A short walk down from here brings you back into Warslow, to the welcoming arms of the local pub and the end of your walk.

Check out the full list of all 88 Peak District trig points here.

Here you will find details on how to get to the start of the walk, parking options, route information, map, GPX file, plus a detailed step by step guide of the walk.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve done this trig walk and what you think!

Hill House, Blake Mere + Revidge from Warslow

Views of the Roaches + Hen Cloud
Views of the Roaches + Hen Cloud

Walk information

Walk type: Medium circular walk

Distance: 10.4 miles/16.5 km

Walk time: 4.5-5.5 hours

Total ascent: 513 m/1,683 ft

Highest point: 489 m/1,604 ft

Walk highlights: 3 trig points, great views of the Roaches and Hen Cloud, views of the Manifold + Dove Valleys

Trigs: 3 – Hill House trig, Blake Mere trig + Revidge trig

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Hill House, Blake Mere + Revidge walk map

Warslow Walk Map Peak District
Warslow Walk Map Peak District
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Walk start point

Waslow village
Road leading from Warslow village

Start grid reference: SK 08581 58769

Car parking address: Leek Road, Waslow, Buxton, SK17 0JG

There is free street parking in the village, please be considerate to residents when picking your spot.

Public transport

There’s no nearby train station for the walk. The number 442 bus runs from Derby and Buxton and stops in the middle of the village – High Peak buses.

Facilities on the walk

There are public toilets available at the start of the walk at Warslow Village Hall (currently closed). There is a lovely family-owned pub – 
Greyhound Inn, Waslow that is perfect for a drink or food after your walk

There’s also a second pub, Ye Olde Butchers Arms pub, short way off route before the third trig.

Water on your walk – a filter water bottle is great for your Peak District walks, it saves you carrying extra weight and you can fill up safely and drink water from the streams on your walk.

Other useful information

The route takes you across open countryside and access land, these are not popular routes and so the footpaths can become overgrown in places depending on use and the season.  After heavy or prolonged rainfall, some areas can become boggy and some places of active farmland can become muddy.

Stretches of the walk have short stints on the road, these are quite country lanes with limited traffic however extra care should be taken in these areas. There are also numerous stiles on this walk.

Lower Fleetgreen Farm (stage 3) has working dogs on it so use caution if you have a dog with you.

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Ordnance Survey Walk Map

The map required for this walk is OL24 – Peak District (White Peak Area). Check prices here with Ordnance Survey or Amazon. If you’re hiking in all weathers the Active OS maps are pretty good to have.

And don’t forget your compass, I recommend the Silva Expedition compass

For online maps, you can get via OS Online App or Viewranger App. Check prices here for the one month or yearly option with OS Online App.

 

Hill House, Blake Mere + Revidge trig walk route

Stage 1 – Warslow to Hill House

Distance: 2.8 miles/4.5 km

Grid reference SK 05163 58577

From near the Greyhound Inn, head eastward out of the Warslow along Leek Road. Shortly after leaving the village cross the road and take the lane on the opposite side marked as a footpath, for about 600 m. As the track kinks left, take the footpath to the right into the field as it bears west. Continue straight across the field heading between the two old gate stones.

Overgrown field in Peak District
Old stone gate posts

On the far side of the field, the path drops down in and out of a small gulley with the far gate easily visible from the first. Once on the far side, bear diagonally left across the field to the small stone stile (photo below). You’ll see a farmhouse across the fields, head for the farm, keeping the boundary on your right, pass through 4 fields before emerging onto a road.

Stone stile into field
Stone stile into the field

Turn right and head up the road 180 m look for a second footpath off to the left. Take this path towards the green sign (photo below) and follow to Upper Elkstone. Keep the farm building on your left as the boundary wall ends and head towards the gate ahead. Pass into the next field before bearing diagonally left across the field toward the high ground.

Green signpost
Green signpost

After 200 m pick up the opposing boundary wall and bear left along the track. Go down to a pair of gates and climb to the next gate into the next field. Walk through the (often muddy) farm workings and head up the track to the top left corner of the field. Walk down towards the line of trees that splits the fields opposite. Keep the trees on your left and the gate can be found down the hill at the far treeline.

Drystone wall and arrow sign
Drystone wall and arrow sign

Passing through the gate into the woodland beyond, the path drops steeply down to the right, occasionally traversing along the slope above small gulleys before dropping straight down the steep valley towards the streams at the bottom. (The ground here is often loose or can be slippery if wet).

Just before the bottom the path will turn left back on itself toward the first of two small bridges. Go over the first then left over the stile towards the second. Head up the bank on the opposite side and over the field towards Upper Elkstone. Aiming towards the small church, the path cuts through to the road at the left-hand end of the long hedgerow.

Bridge amongst trees
Second small bridge

Turn right up the road through the hamlet as it winds up to the left. Follow it until you see the green sign (below) pointing left towards Hill House along Well Lane. Continue along the lane, taking the left fork over the stile by the gate towards Underhill Farm.

Road on walk
Green sign pointing towards Hill House

After 350 m there will be a gate on the right before you reach Underhill Farm. Go through this and the next gate as you head straight up the hill. After 150m of the steep slope, there will be a stile for an opportunity to catch your breath before pushing on up to the summit.

The path isn’t clear here, but keep pushing upward towards the upper ridge where you will eventually see the pillar and be able to make your way towards the summit for your first trig of the walk of Hill House.

Hill House trig point
Hill House trig point

Stage 2 – Hill House to Merryton Low

Distance: 2.4 miles/3.8 km

Grid reference SK 04134 60997

From the trig point turn west, drop down to the stile and onto the road. Ahead you will see a track winding down to the bottom of the valley. Head to the right along the road and through the gate and down to the River Hamps at the bottom.

At the bottom, the track winds over a cattle grid and a bridge to the right of the cattle grid signposted for the Hamps Way. Go through the gate and up into the field beyond. The long grass may obscure the path but head north across the field and over the ladder stile. After a series of quick stiles head to the far right corner of the next field towards Royledge Farm.

Hamps Way sign into farm
Hamps Way sign into Royledge Farm

Entering into the farm via the gate, head around to the left of the new farm building and through the gate heading up the grassy gully. At the top of the gully, bear left slightly towards the farm ahead where you will see a stile leading into the next field.

Follow the boundary keeping the Stone Bank Farm on your left, heading over the two stiles. On the far side of the drive, head across the field towards the pole. Follow Hamps Way signs through the farm buildings and out the gate on the far side.

Head across the field and through the stone stile, dropping down to the farm track beyond. Head left down the track over the dip at the land drain towards the blue barn, before the barn turn right and go north along the path across the field, keeping the pylons on your right. Head over the stile, through the farm, going over the stiles along the driveway on the way up to the road and the end of the Hamps Way.

Stile leading through the farm
Stile leading through the farm

At the road, you’ll see the old Mermaid Inn, turn right and head along the road. Cross the road and follow the fence as it heads up the rise onto the top of Merryton Low. Once on top of the small rise, turn right and the trig pillar will be visible. Head along the worn strip of heather towards the highest point.

The walk’s second trig pillar of Blake Mere stands here on the highest point of Merryton Low. The pillar is named for the small body of water to the northwest of the rise. The high ground offers great views to the west of the distinctive Hen Cloud, The Roaches and Ramshaw Rocks.

Merryton Low trig point
Blake Mere point

Stage 3 – Merryton Low to Revidge Trig

Distance: 3.9 miles/6.2 km

Grid reference SK 07739 59909

From the trig, head down the path to the northeast to the road and turn right. After 480 m go down a path to the left heading northeast across the moor, (can often be boggy). About 300 m the path will reach the head of a wide gully. Bear left keeping to the high ground on the left whilst heading down to the boundary at the lower end.

Stile on the walk
One of the many stiles on the walk

To the left of the gate, go over the stile into the next field. Follow the line of the old boundary along the mound and ditch, crossing from left to right about halfway. Continue on the path around the ruins of the old farm building, keeping to the high ground follow the path east to where it drops down to the upper Blake Brook.

Follow the path down, go across the bridge then up. Atop the rise, you’ll see a ladder stile and small bridge before a farm, follow over these and up toward the Lower Fleetgreen farm. Cut diagonally left through the farm and out the track on the other side.

Ladder stile
Ladder stile walking towards Fleetgreen Farm

Walk along the track east as it winds its way south and back northeast toward the road. Turn left up the road and a short way up turn right over a stone stile. Walk across two fields and over a stile at the end back onto the road.

Turn left up the road and immediately right down Frost Lane. About 400 m down the lane bear right and through the gate onto the driveway to Little Fernyford Farm. As the drive curves right, turn left and over the stone stile at the top of the narrow stone wall lined path.

Small bridge and trees in Peak District
Bridge over Upper Blake Brook

Head down the path for 250 m. At the end of the path, pass through the gate and continue via a stile to the far corner of the next field where there is a bridge across Blake Brook.

Cross the bridge and follow the wall around to the right, heading up the field to the southeast. Head over the first stile and up to the top corner of the field where you’ll find a gate (you may need to climb over) and a stile beyond.

Once over the stile follow the footpath along the boundary edge to the left, through the gate and up to the stile in the top left corner of the next field. Bear right across the field, clipping the corner of the wall and through the stile beyond into the next field. Head across to the corner beyond the farm and through the short garden section and onto the road.

Stone steps
Head up the stone steps

Turn right and head down the road for 360 m until you reach a fork at Shawfields Farm. Bear left and head up the road and through the gate beside the cattle grid. After the gate, a track will head off right down to the south, follow this for 430 m, where stone steps will lead off to the right.

The path winds its way upward through the heather around the edge of the trees. After a short distance, you’ll see the pillar of Revidge ahead, follow the path upward to the summit where you will find the third trig point of the walk.

Revenge trig point in Peak District
Revenge trig point in Peak District

Stage 4 – Revidge to Warslow

Distance: 1.3 miles/2.0 km

Grid reference SK 08599 58751

From the trig, take the path heading south down the small rocky slope. Follow this path down until the wider tracks cross it. The tracks that join split, take the far path against the boundary and follow it to a small gate in the corner. Continue along the path as it passes to the right of some woods. At the end of the woods, turn left across the southern end of the trees and through the gate, keeping to the right of the stone wall.

Follow the path along the boundary, over an old wooden stile before it winds its way to a gate into the ground of a farmhouse. Continue down the lane following the signs for Warslow until you reach a sharp right in the lane.

Sign on lane for Warslow
Sign on farmhouse lane for Warslow

Here a track doubles back to the left towards a gate, to the left is a stone stile into the next field. Head right down the field, at an old farm building take a right and head by the old stile stones towards the fence beyond.

Head through the gate and continue diagonally southeast across the next field. Go through the gate, straight across the next field aiming for the gap into the next one. Keep to the right boundary so as to not miss the well-hidden stile and planks allowing access into the field ahead.

Stone stile, gate and signpost
Stone stile, gate and public footpath signpost

Continue straight through two more stiles, turning right after the second, cutting through the edge of a residential estate before emerging out onto Leek Road just up from the Greyhound Inn.

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