Hathersage has become a popular place to visit for those in search of legendary heroes and literary heroines. By the south door of the church of St Michael is the grave of Robin Hood's lieutenant, Little John, who was reputedly born in Hathersage. Near the village other associated sites with the outlaw are Robin Hood's Cave, Well and Stoop.
Charlotte Bronte has close connections with the village and it is said to be featured in her novels. North Lees Hall is thought to have been the model for Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre.
Hathersage was once an important centre for the manufacture of millstones, needles and pins. There are some outstanding areas of natural beauty surrounding the village, including Stanage and Burbage Edges, Offerton and Abney Moor and Bretton Clough. The river Derwent passes just south of the village at Leadmill, where there is a picturesque bridge an old country inn.
Getting to Hathersage
Route 271/272 Monday to Saturday, hourly
Route 275 Monday to Saturday, 2 hourly
Derwent Garage, Calver Road,
Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1RP
T: 01246 582246