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Walks, Heather, Views and Photography

Fantastic place for walking, climbing and photography. If you are there in Late August/September... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Hastings, United Kingdom
Nice spot for a walk or picnic

There are a few different routes to take a walk through the heart of the peak district. Bring a... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Chris S
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A6187 | Surprise View Car Park, Grindleford, Hope, Peak District National Park S32 1DA, England
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Fantastic place for walking, climbing and photography. If you are there in Late August/September you will be blessed with the colour of heather, in autumn the silver birch leaves turn yellow. Great rock formations and lovely trees. There are amazing views and many different walks,...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

There are a few different routes to take a walk through the heart of the peak district. Bring a picnic on nice days. Parking fees are reasonable, around 3.50 for 4 hours - cheaper with a national trust seasonal pass. This is also an accredited...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Nice large car park, £3.50 for up to 4 hours, pay machine only accepted cards over the last weekend. There is an ice cream van parked here doing great business! Located just up the hill from Hathersage on the A625 you get two areas for...More

Thank sge31
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Wow we are lucky to have this on our doorstep. Surprise view is just that - a view! It’s spectacular. There is a car park at the view but if you are driving towards Hathersage you’ll see the view as you turn the corner. Car...More

Thank 81ZMM
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here whilst visiting Owler Tor across the road. Would definitely recommend it as there are some gorgeous views that you can't see from just driving past. Only takes a few minutes to park up and pop across the road to see the views...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 15 November 2017

well worth a stop on a clear day- fabulous views of Hope valley & Kinder Scout on the horizon. quite a big car park, you will need to cross the very busy road to get the best views !! Lots of good walks available from...More

Thank sportymeDerbyshire
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We live nearby and we never get tired of seeing the view over the Surprise into the Hope Valley towards Hathersage - a must for all visitors to the Peak District - absolutely stunning.

Thank SheffieldPip
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We came across this car park by chance on a trip out in the peaks. The heather was out, and the moors covered in purple and we wanted a place to stop. It's a pay and display (pay by card only) car park suitable for...More

Thank Julie P
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