Cracken Edge - Sheepfold

Quarry remains and superb views over the valley to Kinder Scout, Chinley and Eccles Pike.

Technical sheet
No. 19630560
A Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) walk posted on 25/02/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 01/03/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h10[?]
Distance Distance : 5.68km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 193m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 199m
Highest point Highest point : 429m
Lowest point Lowest point : 230m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.347126° / W 1.934686°
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Description

(D/A) Turn left from Churn Barn Holiday Let entrance to the barn and walk up Maynestone Road. Follow the narrow lane for just over a mile, climbing steeply towards the top.

(1) At the top of the hill, when the lane bends right by Peep-o-Day Farm, turn left onto a bridleway. Pass some farm buildings on the left, then turn left onto a side track through a gate.

(2) After two more gates, pass Whiterakes farmhouse on your left, then follow the obvious path along the hillside and below the quarries of Cracken Edge.

Descend a landslipped area above the small ruined winding house, then take a path on the left that leads down onto The Naze, a level-topped shelf below the quarried edge.

(3) Turn right at the apex of The Naze and follow the track downhill along the wall until it joins a metalled driveway with a strip of grass down the middle.

(4) Continue down to PNFS sign 512, where you turn left over the stile, signposted to Chinley. The path leads steeply down the slope through gorse at first, then the gradient eases as you approach the houses of Chinley.

(5) Leave the field via a narrow path between gardens, then turn left along Maynestone Road for 500 yards back to Churn Barn Holiday Let. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 253m - Churn Barn Holiday Let
1 : km 1.82 - alt. 334m - Peep-o-Day Farm
2 : km 2.87 - alt. 414m - Whiterakes farmhouse - Quarries of Cracken Edge
3 : km 3.93 - alt. 400m - Downhill - Wall
4 : km 4.77 - alt. 304m - Chinley
5 : km 5.11 - alt. 230m - Maynestone Road
D/A : km 5.68 - alt. 252m - Churn Barn Holiday Let

Useful Information

A gradual climb along the road, then a fairly level promenade along Cracken Edge and The Naze, followed by a steep descent. Some rocky ground, and muddy patches after rain.

Pdf link : http://walksfromthedoor.co.uk/i/walks/De...

Churn Barn Holiday Let
Chinley, High Peak
Website : www.churnbarn.co.uk
Tel: 07747 067 711

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