From the Museum in Eyam head up the road until you reach a left-hand turn onto the small road called The Nook and continue to ascend, this will turn into a dirt track and head up through woodland to meet a small country road. At the road turn right and follow until you reach a stile on your left, cross this and head straight across the field looking out for a transmitter mast that will be on your left. Then you will reach the enclosed track of Sir William Hill Road, opposite, cross onto another footpath signposted ‘Stoke Ford’, and follow this straight across Eyam moor. Continue along the path down the steep bank and gradually drop down towards the bottom of Eyam moor, there will be a few stiles to cross but keep descending down and look out for the steep escarpment to your left above Bretton Clough. The path gradually bears left heading more steeply down across the hillside to reach the top of a steep wooded bank which winds down to join a clear path just above Bretton Brook, where you turn right down to quickly reach a junction of paths and a footbridge across Bretton Brook at Stoke Ford.
Cross the footbridge and the through the small gate in the fence just beyond, after which turn right over another footbridge across Abney Brook just after which turn left, signposted Abney, along a clear path that leads into Woodland. Follow the wide path through numerous gates heading straight on through Abney Clough, with the stream just down to your left and steadily climbing. The path will soon narrow and becomes rougher underfoot and leads up through woodland/undergrowth. After a while the path emerges from the woodland, carry straight on along the narrow path across rough pastures then, follow the fence/field boundary on your right which leads you through a final gate and onto a rough enclosed track that takes you up to reach the village of Abney.
When you reach the main road in the village turn left and follow it through Abney then, as you reach the village hall and phone box, turn right to follow a narrow lane which steadily rises to reach a gate, just beyond which you reach a crossroads of stony tracks. Turn left, signposted ‘Brough’ along the stony track all the way down into Brough where you get views across to Hope Valley to eventually join a lane. Carry on straight down along the lane then bending sharply down to the left to reach the B6049 at Brough.
Turn left along the road (B6049) and then immediately after you’ve crossed over a bridge turn right through a gate signposted ‘Hope & Castleton via the Roman Station Anavio’. Head straight across the fields where you will walk across the ‘Navio Roman Fort’, carry straight on to quickly reach a small footbridge across a stream. Follow the fence/woodland on your left where you will eventually reach a stile, after which carry straight on heading up across the fairly narrow field then, about three quarters of the way across this field, head right down along a sunken track and through squeeze-stile beside a gate in a section of wall, soon enough you will go through another gate to meet the small country road where you head right down along the road to reach a T-junction on the edge of the village of Hope.
At this T-junction, turn left up along the road for about 25 yards then take the footpath to the right signposted ‘Castleton’. This short section of walking is through fields and a wooded riverbank and will lead you to the cement works railway line. Please carefully cross the railway line and carry on walking through the fields using the walls/fencing as a handrail and cross a succession of stiles. You will eventually join the banks of Peakshole Water on your right. Follow the fence/riverbank where the path meets a gate that leads onto a track. Follow this track straight on then bending around some barns to reach the main road through Castleton. Turn left into the centre of Castleton.