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Dukes Road to Back Tor

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The Dukes Road circular walk combines historic villages, ancient routes, fields and open moorland. The route from Low Bradfield climbs through fields to High Bradfield. The route passes the church and Bailey hill, goes through a wood before it crosses more open land. The route follows the old Dukes Road onto the moors to Back Tor with views across the Dark Peak area including Kinder and Bleaklow. The route then drops down Foulstone Road before returning to Low Bradfield by the side of Dale Dike Reservoir.

This walk is sponsored by The Strines Inn.


  • Length 12.5 miles
  • Time – 6 hours
  • Grade – Gentle ascents, some rough ground, can be boggy in place. Exposed to the elements on the moor. Most paths are well defined.
  • Start – Car park /bus stop, The Sands, Low Bradfield
  • Parking – Public car park, The Sands, Low Bradfield
  • Public transport – 61 / 62 bus stops at Fair House Lane / Smithy Bridge Road, Low Bradfield.
  • Refreshments – Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield & Postcard Café, Low Bradfield.
  • Public Toilets – Low Bradfield.
  • Grid Reference – SK 2626 9204

Download the Dukes Road walk information

Bradfield Walkers are Welcome routes can be found as recommended routes on the OS Maps App for mobile phones , tablets and pc.

Map of the route

Dukes Road walk map

Mobile Phone Coverage – Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

Ordnance Survey map OL1 Dark Peak is recommended for all the routes on this web site.

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