Longdendale from Hadfield Station

Introduction to Walk 1703

Photo from the walk - Longdendale from Hadfield Station

Nat Park - Peak District

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Jake Robertson

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This low-level Peak District walks explores the deep Longdendale valley following the old Woodhead railway. The return route is along reservoir paths under the brooding slopes of Bleaklow and Black Hill. The start is Hadfield station served by trains from Manchester Piccadilly. There is also parking nearby. 

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Walk 1923
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Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2625
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Torside Clough from Longdendale
Grade - moderate
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Walk 3027
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Bleaklow Head from Longdendale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
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Walk 1179
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Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Dark Peak Walks

Dark Peak WalksGuidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.
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Peak District

The Peak District National Park suffers from a split personality with its contrasting White and Dark Peaks. Within easy distance from Manchester, Sheffield and the Midlands there is much for the visitor to see. The contrast between quiet limestone dales and wild upland moors provides the basis for a diverse range of walks within this National Park with scenic variety the keynote. More Information

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Best Read - Editor's Choice

Dark Peak WalksDark Peak Walks - Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys. More information

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