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distance 6.99km Vertical gain +206m Vertical drop -207m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

This Peak District walk offers a relatively easy way to enjoy the moors and views above Uppermill in Oldham. The route includes a visit to the Obelisk above Uppermill.

Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
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Saddleworth Edges
distance 14.94km Vertical gain +363m Vertical drop -354m Durée 5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

Absolute belter of a walk around 3 reservoirs with views from the top of Saddleworth moor, climbing down a cascading waterfall, all utterly stunning.

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distance 14.32km Vertical gain +346m Vertical drop -354m Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Holme Valley - West Yorkshire

The South Pennines are part of the Peak District National Park and this walk explores the moors to the west of Holme. The route uses well trodden paths and tracks and offers some fine views during the course of the walk.

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distance 7.14km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -327m Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A rewarding half day route onto Bleaklow that provides a taste of its wild beauty.

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distance 11.4km Vertical gain +420m Vertical drop -418m Durée 4h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

Bleaklow Head from Longendale is a Peak District walk on the wild side. Using rarely walked parts of the Bleaklow moors. This moorland and edge walk takes you to the high land of Bleaklow in the northern sector of the Peak District National Park. It is best undertaken in fine weather preferably after a dry spell. With poor visibility always a potential hazard, map reading skills and the ability to use a compass are advantageous.

Walking Harrop Edge ( Download : )
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distance 2.34km Vertical gain +68m Vertical drop -61m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

An easy stroll round a nearby hill, with wide views over Manchester and the Dark Peak.

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distance 10.6km Vertical gain +282m Vertical drop -283m Durée 3h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A longer walk featuring a scenic valley and a stiff climb to a fine moorland viewpoint.

Walking Wild Bank Hill ( Download : )
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distance 5.56km Vertical gain +162m Vertical drop -164m Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A taste of heather moorland as you climb to the local trig-point, with wide views over Manchester.

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distance 4.2km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -76m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A short half day walk on old cobbled track through nature reserve and park. Initial gradual uphill section on unmade track, taking you to Stalybridge centre, to come back through nature reserve and park.

Walking Bleaklow from Old Glossop ( Download : )
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Bleaklow from Old Glossop
distance 13.72km Vertical gain +458m Vertical drop -457m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Derbyshire

Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones feature in this Peak District walk from Old Glossop. Other highlights include the Wain Stones, Yellow Stacks and Doctor's Gate. This moorland can be wild and desolate in bad weather so save this walk for a dry day with good visibility.

Walking Cown Edge from Broadbottom ( Download : )
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distance 11.67km Vertical gain +301m Vertical drop -307m Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This Peak District walk follows a circuit that inclues Cown Edge, which offers some fine views towards Manchester. The route is easy to follow and includes a substantial section of the Cown Edge Way.

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distance 10.04km Vertical gain +280m Vertical drop -280m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This area sees few walkers yet there is much of interest and grand views.

Walking Back o’ th’ Hill ( Download : )
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distance 6.33km Vertical gain +82m Vertical drop -91m Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Wide views, interesting corners, and a quiet stretch of canal towpath with a spooky tunnel.

Walking Werneth Low ( Download : )
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distance 7.57km Vertical gain +141m Vertical drop -134m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Follow the Trans-Pennine Trail to a popular local landmark with extensive views.

Walking Haughton Dale ( Download : )
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distance 5.21km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -70m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Canal towpath and riverside walking in a wildlife-rich rural oasis, including a local nature reserve.

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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 13.58km Vertical gain +395m Vertical drop -392m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk on the quieter side of Kinder Scout provides the basis for a great day outdoors.The outward route takes you onto the plateau crossing wild moorland. Once Kinder Downfall is reached you can enjoy a downhill walk in some of the best scenry in this part of the National Park.

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distance 15.55km Vertical gain +356m Vertical drop -347m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

Bleaklow offers some excellent walks and this Peak District route used minor paths to explore Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow and Grains in the Water.