Country Walk Summary

Oker Hill, Part Of Lobby Farm, Oker near Matlock

The permissive footpath climbs up to then follow the ridge line of Oker Hill. The end point of the path is Will Shores Tree. The grassland alongside the ridge path includes a mosaic of acid and neutral grassland, with species such as Bird's Foot Trefoil, Sheep's Sorrel, Mouse ear Hawkweed and Bilberry present. The highest point of the ridge is marked by a "Trig-Point" at 193m AOD. From the ridge, there are panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, of particular interest is the transformation from the White Peak to the Dark Peak landscape in the north/north-east. Will Shores Tree was the subject of a Wordsworth sonnet written in 1829. According to the sonnet, the tree is named after one of two brothers. Will lived and found success in life. The other brother's tree withered and died, and soon after, he drowned in his search for fame and fortune.

County
DERBYSHIRE
Oker Hill, Part Of Lobby Farm, Oker  - Click to see the Site Map (PDF)

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Grid Reference
SK270612 (link to Interactive Map in a new window)
OS Landranger No.
119
CPH Reference Number
09/296/0281
Near To
Matlock
Length of route
0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Best time to visit
Spring/Summer/Autumn
Access end date
30/09/2020

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Information Last Updated
29 October, 2010