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Walking New Mills & Strines ( Download : )
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distance 10.64km Vertical gain +204m Vertical drop -205m Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Stroll down into New Mills via pretty Whitle, cross the spectacular Millennium Walkway, then climb to the Peak Forest Canal, before descending to cross the Goyt and then climbing back to the Pack Horse via Brook Bottom, another attractive hamlet.

Mountain biking Roman Bridge ( Download : )
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distance 9.56km Vertical gain +278m Vertical drop -282m Durée 2 hr Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A scenic hike (also suitable for mountain bikes) along ancient trackways to a packhorse bridge over the River Goyt.

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distance 7.19km Vertical gain +130m Vertical drop -131m Durée 2h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A moderate stroll down into New Mills, returning via the spectacular Millennium Walkway and a pretty riverside park.

Walking Lantern Pike ( Download : )
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distance 10km Vertical gain +272m Vertical drop -279m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A rewarding walk to a fine local viewpoint, returning via the Sett Valley Trail, a disused railway line.

Walking Whitle ( Download : )
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distance 2.65km Vertical gain +66m Vertical drop -67m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

An easy stroll, featuring fine views up the Sett valley to Kinder Scout, and a pretty hamlet of old cottages and farmhouses.

Walking Cobden Edge ( Download : )
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distance 5.51km Vertical gain +149m Vertical drop -151m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A scenic walk over the hill behind the Pack Horse, featuring wide westward views over Manchester and the Cheshire Plain.

Walking Lantern Pike ( Download : )
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distance 5.32km Vertical gain +199m Vertical drop -196m Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Climb to our local hilltop with splendid views over Hayfield village to Kinder Scout.

Walking Kinder Scout, Derbyshire ( Download : )
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distance 18.07km Vertical gain +526m Vertical drop -526m Durée 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Take a classic gritstone hike to Derbyshire’s highest hill and tallest waterfall, plus pretty Hayfield village.

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distance 9.6km Vertical gain +147m Vertical drop -146m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Experience the dramatic Torrs gorge, a section of the Peak Forest Canal, and wide views over the Sett valley.

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Rowarth river & moorland loop
distance 5.15km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -119m Durée 1h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Start and finish at The Little Mill Inn, walk beside Rowarth Brook up the wooded valley (known as Little Switzerland to the locals) and then head uphill to the moors above Rowarth for amazing views of The Peak District, Kinder Scout and the Cheshire plain.

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distance 12.65km Vertical gain +338m Vertical drop -333m Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A low level walk on the western fringe of the Peak District National Park.

Walking Mellor Cross ( Download : )
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distance 3.35km Vertical gain +90m Vertical drop -83m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

Field paths and green lanes to a local landmark and viewpoint.

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distance 9.65km Vertical gain +247m Vertical drop -252m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A pleasant stroll with views to the River Goyt and the beauty spot of Roman Lakes.

Walking Brook Bottom & Whitle ( Download : )
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distance 5.31km Vertical gain +127m Vertical drop -125m Durée 1h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A route featuring Mellor Cross, passing through two attractive stone-built hamlets.

Walking Mellor stroll ( Download : )
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distance 3.24km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -70m Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

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distance 8.07km Vertical gain +224m Vertical drop -217m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Superb views, bird-rich lakes, historic buildings and a bracing climb to a hilltop cross amid gritstone quarries.

Walking Brook Bottom and Mill Brow ( Download : )
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distance 6.35km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -122m Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Fine views, attractive stone-built hamlets and a pleasant stream-side interlude.

Walking Brook Bottom and Mill Brow ( Download : )
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distance 6.26km Vertical gain +126m Vertical drop -126m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Fine views, attractive stone-built hamlets and a pleasant stream-side interlude.

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distance 8.18km Vertical gain +240m Vertical drop -233m Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Superb views, bird-rich lakes, historic buildings and a bracing climb to a hilltop cross amid gritstone quarries.

Walking Mellor stroll ( Download : )
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distance 3.24km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -72m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

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distance 15.73km Vertical gain +451m Vertical drop -353m Durée 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A linear walk onto the Kinder Scout plateau using the train for the return.

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distance 12.52km Vertical gain +361m Vertical drop -361m Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

The village of Hayfield lies to the west of the highest land in the Peak District Park and this walk which lies wholly within Derbyshire offers some excellent walking. The outward route over Mount Famine offers good views and once Edale Cross is reached you are on the high moors. The return to Hayfield is full of interest too.

Walking Mount Famine ( Download : )
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distance 7.6km Vertical gain +264m Vertical drop -264m Durée 2h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A fine gritstone edge, with views to Kinder Scout.

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distance 6.05km Vertical gain +183m Vertical drop -188m Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A gentle walk from Hayfield going through Birch Vale Reservoir and Lantern Pike.

Walking Mellor Church ( Download : )
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distance 3.08km Vertical gain +67m Vertical drop -70m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

Walking Hayfield village ( Download : )
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distance 1.75km Vertical gain +16m Vertical drop -16m Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

An easy stroll around the pretty village of Hayfield.

Walking Kinder Downfall round ( Download : )
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distance 14.84km Vertical gain +516m Vertical drop -509m Durée 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A classic Dark Peak circuit featuring Derbyshire’s highest waterfall and a section of the Pennine Way.

Walking Bowden Bridge & Peep-o-Day ( Download : )
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distance 7.23km Vertical gain +182m Vertical drop -181m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A brisk river and hillside walk with good views passing via Mount Famine ridge.

Walking Mellor Church ( Download : )
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distance 2.66km Vertical gain +64m Vertical drop -65m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.

Walking Kinder Reservoir circuit ( Download : )
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distance 9.66km Vertical gain +238m Vertical drop -230m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A scenic and relatively low-level walk below the gritstone edge of Kinder Scout, using permitted paths and rights-of-way to circumnavigate Kinder Reservoir.

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distance 13.23km Vertical gain +512m Vertical drop -505m Durée 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A classic gritstone hike, climbing to the Kinder plateau and Derbyshire’s tallest waterfall.

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distance 5.89km Vertical gain +169m Vertical drop -168m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Wide views, heather moorland, and the pretty hamlet of Little Hayfield.

Walking Peak Forest Canal ( Download : )
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distance 5.45km Vertical gain +135m Vertical drop -143m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Featuring a peaceful stretch of the Peak Forest Canal and the historic ‘Roman Bridge’ over the River Goyt.

Walking Peak Forest Canal ( Download : )
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distance 5.38km Vertical gain +119m Vertical drop -118m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Featuring a peaceful stretch of the Peak Forest Canal and the historic ‘Roman Bridge’ over the River Goyt.

Walking Roman Lakes & Mellor Cross ( Download : )
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distance 7.78km Vertical gain +223m Vertical drop -222m Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Varied walking in the Goyt valley, plus a visit to Mellor Cross, with views to Kinder Scout and the Cheshire Plain.

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distance 7.77km Vertical gain +228m Vertical drop -227m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Varied walking in the Goyt valley, plus a visit to Mellor Cross, with views to Kinder Scout and the Cheshire Plain.

Walking Kinder Reservoir circuit ( Download : )
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distance 8.19km Vertical gain +137m Vertical drop -141m Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A circular walk along the river and the Kinder Reservoir.

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distance 3.31km Vertical gain +24m Vertical drop -24m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

An easy circular walk along the River Sett via Hill Houses and Booth Farm.

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distance 4.78km Vertical gain +142m Vertical drop -142m Durée 1h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A circular walk along the river via Kinder Reservoir and the Snake Path.

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distance 11.96km Vertical gain +437m Vertical drop -432m Durée 4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

A circular walk exploring the Kinder Scout plateau via Kinder Reservoir.

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distance 15.17km Vertical gain +355m Vertical drop -355m Durée 5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The Mellor March starts from the Royal Oak on Longhurst Lane, Mellor. The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

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distance 17.62km Vertical gain +457m Vertical drop -457m Durée 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The original march. Just beautiful in so many ways. The Mellor March starts from the Royal Oak on Longhurst Lane, Mellor. The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

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distance 8.8km Vertical gain +261m Vertical drop -269m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The Mellor March starts from the Royal Oak on Longhurst Lane, Mellor. The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

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distance 17.84km Vertical gain +438m Vertical drop -447m Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

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distance 15.72km Vertical gain +358m Vertical drop -367m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

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distance 9.01km Vertical gain +244m Vertical drop -253m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church, where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

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Kinder Downfall from Hayfield
distance 13.54km Vertical gain +477m Vertical drop -465m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Starting from Hayfield, Derbyshire, this Peak District walk visits Kinder Downfall. Starting from the point where the Mass Trespass began, the route uses William Clough to reach the plateau. Descent is via Kinder Low and Edale Cross back to the start.

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distance 13.6km Vertical gain +451m Vertical drop -449m Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.

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distance 8.29km Vertical gain +201m Vertical drop -203m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk starts from Disley and explores Lyme Park including Cage Hill. The route keeps to low level paths so is ideal for those cloudy days when the bigger hills are covered in mist.

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distance 8.01km Vertical gain +218m Vertical drop -215m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

This is a nice short walk offering wonderful views. The seasonal colour changes of the countryside make this Cheshire walk worth repeating during the year. The route starts from Disley and climbs onto Black Rocks offering some great views.

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distance 10.59km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -322m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the often rugged countryside on the eastern flank of Cown Edge. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes. In places careful navigation is essential.

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distance 24.02km Vertical gain +607m Vertical drop -658m Durée 8h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This first stage starts at Disley Station, goes through Lime Park and up to the Bow Stones, over Sponds Hill (410m), past Bollington and on to the Saddle of Kerridge (over White Nancy), Tegg's Nose and down to Langley. At this point, this route leaves the trail to drop down to Macclesfield past The Hollins.

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distance 83.67km Vertical gain +1687m Vertical drop -1753m Durée 3 days Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

A three day trail starting at Disley and finishing at Kidsgrove. The route is split to enable either a stopover or return journey from Macclesfield and Congleton. Transport is by rail, starting at Disley Station (possible use of Macclesfield Station and Congleton Station) and terminating at Kidsgrove Station.

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Disley, the Bowstones and Bramhall
distance 21.37km Vertical gain +236m Vertical drop -349m Durée 6h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

A route around the hills surrounding Lyme Park and finishing with a delightful section of Ladybrook valley to Bramhall. The regular (twice hourly) between the train stations makes this a viable point-to-point walk.

Walking Cracken Edge - Sheepfold ( Download : )
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distance 5.68km Vertical gain +193m Vertical drop -199m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

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

Walking South Head ( Download : )
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distance 10.84km Vertical gain +295m Vertical drop -299m Durée 3h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

An energetic stroll along the Pennine Bridleway with gentler streamside interludes.

Mountain biking Edale Station ( Download : )
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distance 12.15km Vertical gain +399m Vertical drop -403m Durée 2 hr Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

A demanding linear mountain-biking/hiking route over the shoulder of Kinder Scout.

Walking Eccles Pike ( Download : )
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distance 5.54km Vertical gain +202m Vertical drop -200m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

A short but energetic stroll to a prominent local landmark, with glorious views in all directions.

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distance 3.13km Vertical gain +43m Vertical drop -47m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

Over the hill to the historic canal town of Whaley Bridge, with an easy return along the towpath.

Walking South Head & Cracken Edge ( Download : )
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distance 13.76km Vertical gain +445m Vertical drop -437m Durée 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

A hilly all-day walk with pub stops available at various points along the way.

Walking Whitehough & Eccles Pike ( Download : )
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distance 5.91km Vertical gain +195m Vertical drop -194m Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

Starting out along the Peak Forest Tramway, returning via a climb to the elevated viewpoint of Eccles Pike.

Walking Peak Forest Canal ( Download : )
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distance 4.57km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -64m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

Good views over Whaley Bridge and Toddbrook Reservoir on the outward journey, and an easy canalside return.

Walking Cracken Edge ( Download : )
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distance 7.42km Vertical gain +292m Vertical drop -290m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

The climb to the quarries of Cracken Edge is rewarded by a high-level promenade with industrial relics and fine views.

Walking Chinley Churn & South Head ( Download : )
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distance 10.89km Vertical gain +366m Vertical drop -366m Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a useful introduction to walking in this part of the National Park.