Take this path, crossing a stile bringing you onto an overgrown path with an open field to your left. The path takes you down a short slope, with stone steps, to a little waterhole. Go up the steps opposite and bear right on a path with fields to the left and a steep wooded ravine to the right. After a while, the path heads into the woodland, and there is a fork immediately after this. Go left here, passing a shack and an information sign on the left soon after. The path meets another track. Keep left and you arrive at the picturesque John Hirst Cottage, named in honour of the first warden of Etherow Country Park.