Continue on the track past with the plantation of fir trees on your right-hand side walking north west towards the gate, the track continues for 175m towards another gate. Don’t go through the gate but follow the path through the gorse and small trees until you reach a stile over a stone wall. Walk due north (you should be able to see the TV transmitter in the distance), down the hill diagonally across the field until you reach the kissing gate and the stile at the bottom. Cross over the stile on to Old Land and turn left. Walk east along Old Lane in Simmondley passing several Grade II listed houses. At the end of Old Lane is the Hare & Hounds Public House. If you’re not frequenting the pub, there is a shortcut down the steps on to High Lane.
The 4.5 acre pine tree plantation on Whitley Nab is 345m (1,132 ft) above sea level. The summit near Sitch Farm is about 380m (1,247 ft). Kinder Scout is the highest point in the Peak District at 636m (2,087 ft). According to OS Maps the gorse heathland is called Horse Clough.
Casa D’Italia is an Italian restaurant, formerly The Whitley Nab and the Commercial opened in 1837. The house on the corner of Turnlee Road and Charlestown Road used to be the Drovers Arms dating back to 1824, a drover being a person who drives cattle or sheep.