Section 7 - Dinting Vale to Hayfield

Section 7 of The Trans-Pennine 100 heads South from Dinting through Simmondley and back into The Peak District at The Hare and Hounds.

From the public house the route ascends Whiteley Nab with some lovely wildflower pastures then descends to the Hayfield scout hut.

  • Dinting is a village in Glossop, Derbyshire. It falls within the Simmondley ward of the High Peak Council. Dinting Vale Printworks became renowned through the Potter family which included Edmund Potter and his brother Rupert Potter, the father of Beatrix Potter who often visited her father and uncle at the Print Works. The street names in a housing estate in Dinting Vale allude to Beatrix's characters, e.g. Peter Rabbit Close.

  • Simmondley is a small village near the town of Glossop in Derbyshire. The population of the High Peak ward at the 2011 Census was 4,727. It has one pub, the Hare and Hounds, in the south of the village at the top of Simmondley Lane. Simmondley is at the bottom of the so-called Monks' Road, a road used by the monks of Basingwerk Abbey to administer the abbey's estate. It leads to Charlesworth, Chisworth and Hayfield.
    • The pub is a part of the original farming community with the adjacent farmhouse, barn and stables converted into houses.

  • Pub Names are used to identify and differentiate pubs. Many pubs are centuries old, from a time when their customers were often illiterate, but could recognise pictorial signs. Pub names have a variety of origins, from objects used as simple identification marks to the coats of arms of kings or local aristocrats and landowners. Other names come from historic events, livery companies, and occupations or craftsmen's guilds.
    • Hare and Hounds: hunting by beagling or hare coursing, or greyhound racing.

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