How to get there?
Snake Pass is slightly different from the other Peak District locations, it’s the main road that runs from near Ladybower Reservoir to Glossop, covering several miles and awesome walks!
The only way to get there is via your own transport. Sorry, no public transport options.
Important – In winter this road does close when the snow/ice on the road is bad.
Where to park?
There are numerous places to park along Snake Pass, the majority are small laybys along the road. There is also a small car park along the road too. Below I’ve included the car park and parking spots for popular walks via Google pins since there’s no address.
Please read walks for exact details on where to park for each route as soon of these locations are spread out.
Hope Woodland car park – Perfect for woodland walks and also hiking up via Ashop Clough
Layby near Doctor’s Gate path or option 2 further down the road
Layby near Pennine Way – option for Higher Shelf Stones/plane crash walk (see 4 or 6-mile options below)
Layby near Blackden Brook
Layby near Snake Inn (closed pub) – there are two small laybys near here
There are no toilet facilities anywhere along Snake Pass.
Where to eat and drink?
As you’d imagine there are limited options for food and drink along Snake Pass road. At the end near Ladybower Reservoir, there is the Ladybower Cafe situated in a layby. Alternatively, there are a couple of pubs that are lovely near Ladybower Reservoir:
The above two pubs are also hotels and you can check availability and prices via Booking.com – Ladybower Inn or Yorkshire Bridge Inn
Other Booking.com options near Ladybower Reservoir in the Bamford area:
Or alternatively, there are a couple of Airbnb options:
Check out all the Airbnb accommodation options in the Peak District here.