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SideTracked - Hathersage

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Hidden : 04/21/2016
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Hathersage railway station serves the village of Hathersage in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England.

It was opened in 1894 on the Midland Railway's Dore and Chinley line (now the Hope Valley Line). The original buildings were of timber and have disappeared with the platforms being rebuilt in masonry.

The villagers' initial reaction to proposals to build the railway may have been unenthusiastic. They had already had an unfavourable experience of the 'iron horse' in the form of a traction engine in 1882, which, drawing two heavy carts, had made the roads almost impassable, killing a boy and overturning a mail cart. In addition a private carriage collided with it, killing one of the occupants.



Hathersage station has 2 platforms, a station carpark, no toilets and is unstaffed. There are benches and shelters on both platforms and it is a popular location for trainspotters due to the large number of trains an hour. There are lots of walks from the station, the most popular being walking from the station along the river derwent and to Grindleford Station. Having lunch in the station cafe whilst watching the trains before catching the train back. There is also the fantastic stanage edge which is a 2 hour's walk away. 

There are lots of things to do in Hathersage, the village where little john is said to be buried. There are several pubs, 3 churches, an open air swimming pool, several shops and restaurants and lots of great walks. You can also walk along by the river derwent to Bamford and have a look around there, before catching the train back.

The cache is a micro, BYOP. Please replace securely and watch for muggles as there are loads of them here. The cache is not on railwayt property.

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