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‘Escape From it All’ to Biggin

Off the beaten track, in the Peak District National Park. Camping at the Waterloo Inn in Biggin.

Exploring the footpaths and lanes around Biggin, in the Derbyshire Dales. We love to discover pathways that few choose to follow. To truly immerse ourselves in our surroundings.

”Derbyshire has a wealth of old roads, lanes, tracks, hollow ways and paths, some dating back thousands of years. It is a network which links a fascinating variety of sometimes enigmatic monuments, from fortified hilltops and stone circles to ruined abbeys and hermitages, ancient churches and tumuli” – Troubador forward to ‘The Old Roads of Derbyshire’ by Stephen Bailey

Biggin is a small, isolated, old village, surrounded by farmsteads and agricultural land. It was first mentioned in 1223, when there was a settlement of Cistercian monks at nearby Biggin Grange.

The monks established a sheep ranch here, of which one original building still remains. Farming continues to be an important village occupation. The myriad dry stone walls, droving lanes, and stalwart stone barns testify to this long history.