Historical Walk that tells the story of England’s last revolution June 9th 1817
This is a 5 mile walk starting and ending at The Dog Inn at Pentrich and can be found on info.ambervalley.gov.uk.
You can pick up a leaflet in the pub before you start and this gives you the route and the story of the Pentrich revolution.
In a Nutshell
Pentrich was the centre of planning for the rebellion in Derbyshire and over 300 men – all motivated by poverty and hunger – set out for Nottingham on a march to bring down an unjust and oppressive government.
However, unbeknown to them, they had an agent provocateur in their midst – he encouraged the armed revolt and assured the Pentrich men that they must be ‘steady, firm and unanimous’. He told them this even though he know that rebel leaders had already been arrested and that only a handful of men would take up arms in Huddersfield and Nottingham.
The Derbyshire men were to be used as an ‘example‘ to others and they were ambushed by troops.
Many of the men were arrested – three of them were sentenced to death, fourteen were transported to Australia and others were imprisoned.
The Duke of Devonshire who was the landlord, evicted the families that took part and destroyed their homes.
This was a really interesting walk and there are commemorative plaques en-route – there’s lots more historical information on the website too and The Dog is a lovely pub. We had dinner there after our walk and it was delicious.
This was not such a good walk for the dogs as they had to be in their leads quite a bit along the roads – but if you like abit of history then it’s the walk for you.
We had a lovely day – another lovely walk and we had great fun trying to be the first to find the plaques!
Would love you to let me know any good walks you’ve done – especially in the Peak District x
Here’s one of my absolute favourites