Eyam makes a great base for walking and cycling in the White Peak area.


For an interesting short walk, follow Water Lane out of the village from the main square, then turn right and climb the hill to reach Mompesson's Well, where supplies were left during the Black Death plague outbreak for Eyam folk by friends from other villages. The goods were paid for using coins sterilised in vinegar. To return to Eyam, retrace your steps down the lane, then take a path that leads directly to the church. This 2-mile circuit takes about 1½ hours.