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Chrome and Parkhouse Hills from Earl Sterndale
Introduction to Walk 1861

Photo from the walk - Chrome and Parkhouse Hills from Earl Sterndale

Nat Park - Peak District - Dove Valley Chrome Hill

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Time - 4 hours 0 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Peak District walk includes two outstanding hills of the White Peak. Lying just north of the infant River Dove these two remnants of a coral reef provide excellent walking with the benefit of great views. Chrome Hill has, for a long time, been a popular ascent. On the other hand, until the CROW Act provided improved access to the hills and countryside, Parkhouse Hill was always defended by 'No Access' signs and was only climbed by those who wanted to defy the landowner's request. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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