Lantern Pike - Hayfield, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 23.242 W 001° 57.707
30U E 569048 N 5915864
Quick Description: Lantern Pike is a 373 metre high hill in the Peak District National Park.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/29/2019 3:43:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM11CV2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Lantern Pike is a hill located just outside Hayfield, in Derbyshire, England. The land lies within the Peak District National Park and is owned and maintained by the National Trust. It is permanently open to the public. According to Ordnance Survey, it is 373 metres (1,224 ft) in height (measured by air survey).

According to the booklet 10 Walks Around Hayfield, published by the Peak District National Park Authority, the name Lantern Pike probably comes from the hill's use as a beacon.

The hill is a popular hiking destination, and is often considered a continuation of nearby Kinder Scout.

Lantern Pike gives its name to the Lantern Pike Inn in nearby Little Hayfield." link

An orientation table marks the top of the hill and has an engraved map showing the names of all the sights visible from that point. It also has an engraving that states both the hill and the table were purchased by friends of Edwin Royce who campaigned for public access to the hill. The land was then donated to the National Trust.

The pike is situated in rugged moorland with open access. The easiest way to get to the pike is to follow the Pennine Bridleway from a car park in Hayfield. "The Pennine Bridleway offers horse riders, cyclists and walkers the opportunity to explore 205 miles of the Pennines' ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newly created bridleways." link

The bridleway actually skirts the bottom of the hill, but another marked public footpath leads up to the top of the hill and then on wards to rejoin the bridleway. This is the site of the National Trust signpost

At the top of the hill is an orientation table that marks the highest point. It also has an engraving that states both the hill and the table were purchased by friends of Edwin Royce who campaigned for public access to the hill.


This Hill Indicator and the hill on which it
stands were purchased by many friends as a memorial to

Edwin Royce

Born in Slaithwaite, 1880. Died in Manchester, 1946.

In memory of his labour in the cause of
securing the freedom of the hills
Erected 1950

Re-rerected 1986
The Ramblers Association (Manchester Area)
The Peak & Northern Footpath Society
The National Trust
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Lantern Pike Peak District National Park Hayfield

The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
The site is free open access moorland

National Trust member: no

Web page: Not listed

Parking place (optional): Not Listed

References: Not listed

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