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Dark Peak North - Black Hill & Dovestone Reservoir Walks

Peak District National Park

Walking highlights - circular walks based on the Pennine Way, the wild moorland around Black Hill, Laddow Rocks, the gritstone edges of Saddleworth Moor above Dovestone Reservoir and the wide open spaces of Wessenden Moor.

Where to stay - Holmfirth, Hadfield, Mossley and Marsden are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2914The Pots & Pans from Uppermilleasy/mod4.50
2634Broadstone Hill & the Cotton Famine Roadmoderate7.00
2517Chew Reservoir & Fox Stone from Dovestonesmoderate7.50
2553Greenfield Reservoir & Raven Stones from Dovestonemoderate8.00
2600Chew Reservoir & the Pennine Waymod/hard14.00
 

South Pennines Walks

The South Pennines stretch from the northern boundary of the Peak District to the southern boundary of the Yorkshire Dales. Consisting of high rolling moorland, intersected by deep valleys, there is nowhere in this region that exceeds 2000 feet. The moors and valleys are where the old rivals, Lancashire and Yorkshire meet and where too the rival industries of cotton and wool.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1849Blackstone Edge and the Pennine Way without a carmoderate8.00
3380Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lakemoderate9.00
 

Bolton Walks


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2584Turton & Entwistle and Wayoh Resrs. from Jumblesmoderate10.00
 

Rochdale Walks


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3691Scout Moor from Ashworth Moor Reservoireasy/mod4.50
1619Cheeseden Brook from Pooley Bridge, Heywood easy/mod7.40
1421★☩Turf Moor & Black Hill from Ashworth Resovoirmoderate10.50
 

Tameside Walks


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2521Hollingworthall Moor & Walkerwood Reservoirsmoderate7.00

 
Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within Greater Manchester

WalkDescriptionStarts In
1686Cown Edge from Broadbottom Derbyshire
2245Winter Hill & Rivington PikeLancashire
2359Cuckoo Walk & Bacon Butties from MarsdenWest Yorkshire
3719Ramsden Wood & Hades Hill from WalsdenWest Yorkshire

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