Oyster Clough & Blackden Edge from Birchen Clough

Introduction to Walk 3298

Photo from the walk - Oyster Clough & Blackden Edge from Birchen Clough

Nat Park - Peak District

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 11.4 miles / 18.5 km

Ascent - 2000 feet / 606 metres

Grade - moderate

A Peak District walk starting from Birchen Clough on the A57 which explores the valley, hills and moors either side of the Woodlands Valley, which lies north of the Kinder Scout Plateau. Route includes Oyster Clough, Crookstone Out Moor, gritstone Blackden Edge and Fair Brook. Please take note of the warnings in the walk description. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walk 1116
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Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1227
Fair Brook & Kinder Northern Edges from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
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Fair Brook & Kinder Downfall from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2982
Bleaklow & Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 3238
Fairbrook Naze & Ashop Head from Birchen Clough
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.3 miles / 15.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1489
1.8 miles / 2.8 km away
Blackden Brook, Kinder & Upper Ashop
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km
Walk 3049
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Bleaklow Stones from King's Tree, Derwent Valley
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1159
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Grindsbrook & Edale Head from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1264
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Rushup Edge & Crowden Tower from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1295
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Ringing Roger & Edale Cross from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2595
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
The Great Ridge from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2615
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
The Kinder Edges from Edale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km
Walk 3350
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
The Summit of Kinder Scout via The Cloughs
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1113
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Ringing Roger & Grindslow Knoll from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1300
3.9 miles / 6.3 km away
Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

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

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Peak District

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