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Padley Gorge is a deep and narrow valley in the Peak District, near to the village of Grindleford.
A tumbling stream, known as the Burbage Brook, flows through the gorge, which once formed the boundary between Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Burbage Brook begins its life high up on the purple heather moors above Sheffield.
Padley Gorge begins near Grindleford Station at a stile. Although the valley continues up towards Hathersage Road and Burbage, the gorge finishes at the edge of the woodland. Padley Gorge forms the backbone of several walks in the area and the railway station approach road forms a convenient car park for walkers.
A short distance from the upper section of the gorge is the Fox House, a pub and hotel on the road to Sheffield which marks the beginning of Sheffield.
The Longshaw Estate is equally close and its lands include the gorge. The lands to the north and east of the gorge are moorland with relics of stone circles.