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Hathersage Town Information




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Stanage Edge near Hathersage - Photo © Val Vannet
Stanage Edge near Hathersage - Photo: Val Vannet CCL

Hathersage is situated in the Hope Valley area of the Peak District National Park. A popular tourist destination that has both character and history, close to Stanage Edge which is highly popular with walkers and climbers.

Hathersage was an agricultural village for centuries before the arrival of the mills spread across the region in the 18th century. The mills in Hathersage were used to make needles and pins, the very items which have made the village famous. The mills were all closed with the arrival of the twentieth century, although they still stand at various points around the village.
A famous visitor to the village was Charlotte Bronte in 1845. Basing the village ‘Norton’ on Hathersage itself, she also gave the tile character her surname from a local family. The village now has the expected modern amenities and tourist specific facilities and remains a popular destination.