The Barrel Inn
Bretton is a quiet hamlet high up on a gritstone ridge which rears up steeply above the limestone plateau below. The view from here is splendid - it is said that on a clear day you can see for 30 miles.
The original turnpike road from Sheffield and Grindleford to Buxton went along this ridge, and an ancient packhorse way from Eyam to Hathersage passed nearby, so it is no surprise that the pub, the Barrel, is dated 1597.
There is a Youth Hostel nearby and the fascinating Bretton Clough and all the great walking it offers is a just over the back of the settlement. Nearby is the radio-masted summit of William Hill, which offers superb 360 degree views of this area of the Peak District.
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0 - Bretton - the Barrel Inn
1 - Bretton Clough and Abney Low view
2 - Eyam - brass band in welldressing parade
3 - Eyam Hall
4 - Foolow village green
5 - Foolow - Waterfall swallet
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