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Grains in the Water & Alport Castles
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Photo from the walk - Grains in the Water & Alport Castles

Nat Park - Peak District - Bleaklow Longendale

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 1875 feet / 568 metres

Time - 7 hours 50 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

Grains in the Water and Alport Castles are two highlights of this Peak District walk. It starts from the Snake Pass and crosses the Bleaklow plateau with lengthy sections of wild moorland. Good navigation skills are required in poor visibility. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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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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