Chew Valley Circuit

Chew Valley Circuit

The circuit of the Chew valley is the classic outing of this north-west corner of the Peak. The valley carved out of the grit by the Chew and Greenfield Brooks is spectacular, with precipitous sides capped with looming gritstone crags and now filled with three reservoirs - Dovestone, Yeoman Hey and Greenfield.

 
Black Hill from Crowden

Black Hill from Crowden

Black Hill is a fine mountain and this circuit enables you to see it at its finest - or wildest if the weather is bad. The route starts at Crowden and follows the Pennine Way up the mountain returning along another ridge.

 
Bleaklow from Torside

Bleaklow from Torside

The north side of Bleaklow looms over the Longendale valley. The edge is uneven and broken, with several streams cutting it - the three Black Cloughs, then Shining Clough, Wildboarclough and finally Torside Clough.

 
Bleaklow from Glossop via Doctor's Gate

Bleaklow from Glossop via Doctor's Gate

This classic outing takes the route up the west side of Bleaklow, starting and finishing at Old Glossop and using the old packhorse or Roman road known as Doctor's Gate for the first section of the route.

 
Upper Derwent via Cut Gate

Upper Derwent via Cut Gate

The Cut Gate bridleway is one of the oldest rights of way in the Peak and a traverse of this route is one of the classic Peak District walks. It is the highest of the major paths across into the Derwent Valley.

 
Bradfield Circuit

Bradfield Circuit

This circular walk starts and ends in Bradfield, not far from Sheffield. The walk takes a bridleway onto Derwent Edge, follows the watershed south, and returns via another old bridleway from the Upper Derwent valley.

 
Kinder North Edge

Kinder North Edge

The circuit of the north edge of Kinder Scout is one of the classic gritstone outings. It has a steep ascent, an airy edge with numerous rocky outcrops and several fine viewpoints from which to survey the surrounding countryside.

 
Kinder Downfall from Hayfield

Kinder Downfall from Hayfield

The walk up Kinder from the west side is one of the classic excursions of the Peak District. Magnificent gritstone scenery, including Kinder Downfall, and excellent views towards the Manchester conurbation.

 
Kinder East Circuit

Kinder East Circuit

A fine outing which takes in the major sights of the eastern end of Kinder Scout. Less spectacular than the western end of Kinder, but less frequented. Fine views across Edale and into the Ashop and Alport valleys.

 

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