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The Great Ridge, from near Manor House Farm SWC Walk 302 - Bamford to Edale (via Win Hill and Great Ridge)

The Great Ridge, from near Manor House Farm

SWC Walk 302 - Bamford to Edale (via Win Hill and Great Ridge)

28-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bamford to Edale via Win Hill and Great Ridge

Tremendous views after steep ascent to Win Hill, then the Great Ridge on the boundary between the Dark and White Peak

First set of Stepping Stones. Chee Dale SWC 385 - Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale (via the Wye Valley)

First set of Stepping Stones. Chee Dale

SWC 385 - Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale (via the Wye Valley)

25-Aug-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale

A very scenic White Peak dale: tight gorges, limestone crags, steeping stones, cascades, mills. Elevated pastures back to Buxton. Or on to Monsal Head with its famous vistas

Shutlingsloe in continuation of road by New Lodge Farm, Flash Bar/Hilltop SWC 387 - Buxton Circular (via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head)

Shutlingsloe in continuation of road by New Lodge Farm, Flash Bar/Hilltop

SWC 387 - Buxton Circular (via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head)

26-Aug-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Buxton Circular via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head

The vast Axe Edge Moor, the heads of 5 famous Peak District rivers, the popular and scenic Three Shires Head pools and waterfalls, disused quarries and some fine far views

Castle Naze from road up to walk route from The Beehive Inn SWC 384 - Buxton Circular via Combs Moss [Descent to the Beehive Inn]

Castle Naze from road up to walk route from The Beehive Inn

SWC 384 - Buxton Circular via Combs Moss [Descent to the Beehive Inn]

15-Oct-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Buxton Circular via Combs Moss

Exciting but short and easy circuit of a quiet moorland plateau above Buxton. Green valleys, reservoirs, Castle Naze hillfort, far views and dramatic gritstone edges.

Chrome Hill lower ridge, Parkhouse Hill, Hitter Hill, High Wheeldon, Upper Dove Valley SWC 386 - Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back

Chrome Hill lower ridge, Parkhouse Hill, Hitter Hill, High Wheeldon, Upper Dove Valley

SWC 386 - Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back

28-Aug-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back

Remote and quiet Upper Dove Valley, combining extreme natural beauty with the more esoteric beauty of industrial sites. Go over or past the very unique Dragon's Back

Backview from Stake Side across Goyt Valley up Goyt's Moss to Burbage Edge SWC Walk 389 - Buxton to Macclesfield

Backview from Stake Side across Goyt Valley up Goyt's Moss to Burbage Edge

SWC Walk 389 - Buxton to Macclesfield

10-Aug-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Buxton to Macclesfield via the Cat and Fiddle

From Spa Town to Silk Town via the wild Goyt Valley, Shining Tor, lonely moorlands down the Clough Brook Valley to Macclesfield Forest and through Tegg's Nose Country Park

Thorpe Cloud and Bend in River by the Stepping Stones SWC Walk 326 - Dovedale (Ashbourne Circular)

Thorpe Cloud and Bend in River by the Stepping Stones

SWC Walk 326 - Dovedale (Ashbourne Circular)

25-Apr-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dovedale

Through a pastoral landscape to the Peak District's most famous and scenic dale with its ravines, crags, pinnacles, arches and caves

Upper Tor, Nether Tor, Golden Clough SWC Walk 303 - Edale Circular (via Kinder Scout and Mam Tor)

Upper Tor, Nether Tor, Golden Clough

SWC Walk 303 - Edale Circular (via Kinder Scout and Mam Tor)

13-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Edale Circular via Kinder Scout and Mam Tor

Rugged moorlands and dramatically sculpted gritstone outcrops, the lush Vale of Edale and grand views into the Hope Valley from Mam Tor

Trig Point on Westend Moor, with Bleaklow beyond SWC Walk 350 - Fairholmes Circular (via Bleaklow and Derwent Head)

Trig Point on Westend Moor, with Bleaklow beyond

SWC Walk 350 - Fairholmes Circular (via Bleaklow and Derwent Head)

05-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fairholmes Circular

From a remote bus stop onto one of England’s few great, untamed wildernesses: Bleaklow. Descend either across moors and Derwent River's Head, or Westend Valley.

Chatsworth House SWC Walk 322 - Grindleford Circular (via Chatsworth House)

Chatsworth House

SWC Walk 322 - Grindleford Circular (via Chatsworth House)

02-Oct-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Grindleford Circular via Chatsworth House

Through ancient woods and along some famous Dark Peak Edges to the UK's most-loved Country House, back through the verdant Derwent Valley

Eyam Moor, from Highlow Hall SWC Walk 315 - Hathersage Circular (via Bretton Clough and Eyam)

Eyam Moor, from Highlow Hall

SWC Walk 315 - Hathersage Circular (via Bretton Clough and Eyam)

19-Aug-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hathersage Circular via Bretton Clough and Eyam

Rolling hills, drystone walls, deep wooded valleys,the Hope Valley, Eyam and Hucklow ridges, mining industrial heritage, Eyam, peat bogs (on a good path)

Backview to Eyam Moor from near North Lees Hall SWC Walk 319 - Hathersage Circular (via Stanage Edge, Higger Tor & Padley Gorge)

Backview to Eyam Moor from near North Lees Hall

SWC Walk 319 - Hathersage Circular (via Stanage Edge, Higger Tor & Padley Gorge)

22-Aug-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hathersage Circular via Stanage Edge Higger Tor and Padley Gorge

Dark Peak Highlights - up a green valley to Stanage Edge, over Higger Tor and Carl Wark hill forts and down the narrow wooded Padley Gorge, then along the Derwent River

Ashopton Viaduct on Ladybower Reservoir, with Crook Hill SWC Walk 360 - Hathersage to Bamford (via Bamford and Hordron Edges

Ashopton Viaduct on Ladybower Reservoir, with Crook Hill

SWC Walk 360 - Hathersage to Bamford (via Bamford and Hordron Edges

19-Mar-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hathersage to Bamford

Upper Derwent Valley walk out to Ladybower: griststone edges, moors with pre-historic features, overlooked by Stanage Edge, valleys and pastures with views

Hope Cement Works and Bradwell Edge SWC Walk 343 - Hope to Hathersage or Bamford (via Castleton)

Hope Cement Works and Bradwell Edge

SWC Walk 343 - Hope to Hathersage or Bamford (via Castleton)

02-Jul-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hope to Hathersage or Bamford

Pastures with views, Mam Tor's landslip area, Cave Dale, lunch in Castleton, Hope Cement Works, a large upland moor and a scenic descent to the Derwent River

Upper Ashop Clough (Pennine Way runs along ridge) SWC Walk 304 - Kinder Scout Circuit (from Edale)

Upper Ashop Clough (Pennine Way runs along ridge)

SWC Walk 304 - Kinder Scout Circuit (from Edale)

27-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Kinder Scout Circuit from Edale

Strenuous circuit of the Kinder Scout moorland plateau from Edale Station

The Tower, Alport Castles SWC Walk 349 - Ladybower Inn Circular (via Alport Castles and Derwent Reservoirs)

The Tower, Alport Castles

SWC Walk 349 - Ladybower Inn Circular (via Alport Castles and Derwent Reservoirs)

05-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Ladybower Inn Circular via Alport Castles and Derwent Reservoirs

A grassy ridge to Britain’s longest inland landslip. Descend to skirt the famous Derwent Reservoirs. Hilly return options across moors or along edges.

Evening View (with sheep) up Ladybower Reservoir, from Six-Way Junction SWC Walk 348 - Ladybower Inn Circular (via Derwent Edges and Strines)

Evening View (with sheep) up Ladybower Reservoir, from Six-Way Junction

SWC Walk 348 - Ladybower Inn Circular (via Derwent Edges and Strines)

07-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Ladybower Inn Circular via Derwent Edge and Strines

Famous gritstone formations on Derwent Edge high above the Derwent Reservoirs, wooded Bradfield Dale with its reservoirs and folly tower. Back across moorland to Ladybower.

White Nancy SWC Walk 382 - Macclesfield Circular (via Tegg's Nose and Kerridge Hill)

White Nancy

SWC Walk 382 - Macclesfield Circular (via Tegg's Nose and Kerridge Hill)

14-Jun-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Macclesfield Circular via Teggs Nose and Kerridge Hill

Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield Forest, the Dean Valley, Lamaload Reservoir, Kerridge Ridge with its picturesque folly, the White Nancy

Wincle Minn: the view ahead SWC Walk 381 - Macclesfield Circular (via the Dane Valley)

Wincle Minn: the view ahead

SWC Walk 381 - Macclesfield Circular (via the Dane Valley)

18-May-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Macclesfield Circular via The Dane Valley

The Dane Valley, pastures and wooded valleys, and ridges with views of the Cheshire Plain, high moors and gritstone ridges

Emerging from Macclesfield Forest, The Cat & Fiddle on the distant ridge SWC Walk 383 - Macclesfield to Buxton (via The Cat & Fiddle)

Emerging from Macclesfield Forest, The Cat & Fiddle on the distant ridge

SWC Walk 383 - Macclesfield to Buxton (via The Cat & Fiddle)

16-Jun-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Macclesfield to Buxton

Tegg's Nose Country Park, Macclesfield Forest, lonely moorlands up to Shining Tor, and the wild Upper Goyt Valley to the historic Spa Town

The Roaches, from field by Windygates Farm SWC Walk 380 Macclesfield to Leek (via Shutlingsloe, Lud's Church and the Roaches)

The Roaches, from field by Windygates Farm

SWC Walk 380 Macclesfield to Leek (via Shutlingsloe, Lud's Church and the Roaches)

15-Jun-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Macclesfield to Leek

Reservoirs, Macclesfield Forest, the 'Cheshire Matterhorn', lonely Wildboarclough, the Dane Valley, Lud's Church chasm and the Roaches gritstone escarpment

Monsal Trail

Gentle Peak District walk along a disused railway line via viaducts, tunnels, and escarpements

Ancient Oakwood, Ladies' Spring Wood SWC Walk 267 - Sheffield Circular (via Porter, Limb, Sheaf and Gleadless Valleys)

Ancient Oakwood, Ladies' Spring Wood

SWC Walk 267 - Sheffield Circular (via Porter, Limb, Sheaf and Gleadless Valleys)

07-Jun-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sheffield Circular via Porter and Gleadless

Strenuous excursion through the south westerly wooded valleys of Sheffield

A Walker on Stanage Edge SWC Walk 266 - Sheffield to Bamford (via Burbage Rocks and Stanage Edge) or to Moscar Lodge

A Walker on Stanage Edge

SWC Walk 266 - Sheffield to Bamford (via Burbage Rocks and Stanage Edge) or to Moscar Lodge

08-Jun-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sheffield to Bamford via Stanage Edge

From Sheffield's urban centre through narrow valleys and across wild moorland to the Dark Peak's gritstone edges, and a lush finish into the Hope Valley

The Roaches and Hen Cloud SWC Walk 388 - Upper Hulme to Macclesfield

The Roaches and Hen Cloud

SWC Walk 388 - Upper Hulme to Macclesfield

19-May-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Upper Hulme to Macclesfield via Hen Cloud, Roaches, Shutlingsloe

Hen Cloud and the Roaches, the Hanging Stone, Lud's Church chasm, the Dane Valley, lonely Wildboarclough, the 'Cheshire Matterhorn', Macclesfield Forest, Reservoirs.

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Peak District 302 Bamford to Edale via Win Hill and Great Ridge 20.3 7 1,050 Tremendous views after steep ascent to Win Hill, then the Great Ridge on the boundary between the Dark and White Peak TL E KX StP
Peak District 385 Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale 26.0 8 1,175 A very scenic White Peak dale: tight gorges, limestone crags, steeping stones, cascades, mills. Elevated pastures back to Buxton. Or on to Monsal Head with its famous vistas
Peak District 387 Buxton Circular via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head 27.0 8 975 The vast Axe Edge Moor, the heads of 5 famous Peak District rivers, the popular and scenic Three Shires Head pools and waterfalls, disused quarries and some fine far views
Peak District 384 Buxton Circular via Combs Moss 16.2 5 850 Exciting but short and easy circuit of a quiet moorland plateau above Buxton. Green valleys, reservoirs, Castle Naze hillfort, far views and dramatic gritstone edges.
Peak District 386 Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back 26.1 8 1,050 Remote and quiet Upper Dove Valley, combining extreme natural beauty with the more esoteric beauty of industrial sites. Go over or past the very unique Dragon's Back
Peak District 389 Buxton to Macclesfield via the Cat and Fiddle 25.2 8 1,025 From Spa Town to Silk Town via the wild Goyt Valley, Shining Tor, lonely moorlands down the Clough Brook Valley to Macclesfield Forest and through Tegg's Nose Country Park
Peak District 326 Dovedale 20.0 7 875 Through a pastoral landscape to the Peak District's most famous and scenic dale with its ravines, crags, pinnacles, arches and caves
Peak District 303 Edale Circular via Kinder Scout and Mam Tor 20.6 7 1,350 Rugged moorlands and dramatically sculpted gritstone outcrops, the lush Vale of Edale and grand views into the Hope Valley from Mam Tor
Peak District 350 Fairholmes Circular 27.3 10 1,150 From a remote bus stop onto one of England’s few great, untamed wildernesses: Bleaklow. Descend either across moors and Derwent River's Head, or Westend Valley.
Peak District 322 Grindleford Circular via Chatsworth House 24.7 8 675 Through ancient woods and along some famous Dark Peak Edges to the UK's most-loved Country House, back through the verdant Derwent Valley StP
Peak District 315 Hathersage Circular via Bretton Clough and Eyam 22.2 9 900 Rolling hills, drystone walls, deep wooded valleys,the Hope Valley, Eyam and Hucklow ridges, mining industrial heritage, Eyam, peat bogs (on a good path) TL E KX StP
Peak District 319 Hathersage Circular via Stanage Edge Higger Tor and Padley Gorge 20.0 7 675 Dark Peak Highlights - up a green valley to Stanage Edge, over Higger Tor and Carl Wark hill forts and down the narrow wooded Padley Gorge, then along the Derwent River TL E KX StP
Peak District 360 Hathersage to Bamford 25.0 9 1,150 Upper Derwent Valley walk out to Ladybower: griststone edges, moors with pre-historic features, overlooked by Stanage Edge, valleys and pastures with views TL E KX StP
Peak District 343 Hope to Hathersage or Bamford 27.0 9 900 Pastures with views, Mam Tor's landslip area, Cave Dale, lunch in Castleton, Hope Cement Works, a large upland moor and a scenic descent to the Derwent River
Peak District 304 Kinder Scout Circuit from Edale 26.8 9 1,275 Strenuous circuit of the Kinder Scout moorland plateau from Edale Station
Peak District 349 Ladybower Inn Circular via Alport Castles and Derwent Reservoirs 26.9 8 1,225 A grassy ridge to Britain’s longest inland landslip. Descend to skirt the famous Derwent Reservoirs. Hilly return options across moors or along edges.
Peak District 348 Ladybower Inn Circular via Derwent Edge and Strines 25.8 9 1,125 Famous gritstone formations on Derwent Edge high above the Derwent Reservoirs, wooded Bradfield Dale with its reservoirs and folly tower. Back across moorland to Ladybower.
Peak District 382 Macclesfield Circular via Teggs Nose and Kerridge Hill 24.7 8 1,125 Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield Forest, the Dean Valley, Lamaload Reservoir, Kerridge Ridge with its picturesque folly, the White Nancy E
Peak District 381 Macclesfield Circular via The Dane Valley 28.9 8 1,000 The Dane Valley, pastures and wooded valleys, and ridges with views of the Cheshire Plain, high moors and gritstone ridges E
Peak District 383 Macclesfield to Buxton 25.2 9 1,250 Tegg's Nose Country Park, Macclesfield Forest, lonely moorlands up to Shining Tor, and the wild Upper Goyt Valley to the historic Spa Town E
Peak District 380 Macclesfield to Leek 27.7 9 1,200 Reservoirs, Macclesfield Forest, the 'Cheshire Matterhorn', lonely Wildboarclough, the Dane Valley, Lud's Church chasm and the Roaches gritstone escarpment E
Peak District 310 Monsal Trail 14.5 1 125 Gentle Peak District walk along a disused railway line via viaducts, tunnels, and escarpements
Peak District 267 Sheffield Circular via Porter and Gleadless 27.8 8 850 Strenuous excursion through the south westerly wooded valleys of Sheffield
Peak District 266 Sheffield to Bamford via Stanage Edge 25.5 7 850 From Sheffield's urban centre through narrow valleys and across wild moorland to the Dark Peak's gritstone edges, and a lush finish into the Hope Valley
Peak District 388 Upper Hulme to Macclesfield via Hen Cloud, Roaches, Shutlingsloe 24.9 9 1,150 Hen Cloud and the Roaches, the Hanging Stone, Lud's Church chasm, the Dane Valley, lonely Wildboarclough, the 'Cheshire Matterhorn', Macclesfield Forest, Reservoirs.

Last Updated : Oct-21