Dark Peak Boundary Walk

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Start: Hayfield
Distance: 86 miles (138 km)
Grid Ref: SK037869
 
Climbing: 4,788 metres
Walk time: 35-43 hours
Days: 6-8

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Dark Peak Boundary Walk is a long distance circuit of approximately 86 miles around the fringes of Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and Black Hill, the three great moorland masses that comprise the Dark Peak. The route is mainly high level but some of the valleys fringing the upland area and within it are visited too. Also featured are gritstone edges, wooded cloughs and reservoirs. In the circuit of the Dark Peak from Hayfield the route visits Chinley, Rushup Edge, Bradwell Moor, Batham Gate, Bradwell, Shatton Moor, Offerton Moor, Hathersage, Burbage Rocks, Stanage Edge, Strines, Derwent Edge, Cartledge Stones Ridge, Margery Hill, Howden Edge, Mickleden Edge, Hingcliff Common, Langsett Reservoir, Carlecotes, Winscar Reservoir, Harden, Brownhill and Ramsden Reservoirs, Holme, Digley Reservoir, Marsden Clough, Wessenden and Butterley Reservoirs, Marsden, Standedge Trail, Diggle, Running Hill Head, Rocher Brow, Board Hill, Dove Stone Reservoir, Chew Reservoir, Ormes Moor, Tintwistle, Bottoms and Valehouse Reservoirs, Glossop, Cown Edge, Rowarth and Lantern Pike.

Useful Links:
Friends of the Peak
Long Distance Walkers Association


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