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Earl Sterndale and High Wheeldon from Longnor

Nat Park - Peak District - Dove Valley Chrome Hill

County/Area - Staffordshire & Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SK088649
Lat 53.181129 // Long -1.869781
Postcode SK17 0NU (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Peak District walk starts from the attractive North Staffordshire village of Longnor. It then crosses the Dove Valley into Derbyshire, passes through Earl Sterndale to climb High Wheeldon before re-crossing the Dove back into Staffordshire. The scenery en-route is varied with excellent views throughout. Although not included in this walk you pass close to Chrome and Parkhouse Hills, which could also be climbed if energy permits.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL24Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 119Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 119Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2723 Pilsbury Castle, Hartington & Sheen from Longnor - easy/mod - 9.6 miles/15.6 km

Walk 1861 Chrome and Parkhouse Hills from Earl Sterndale - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Walk 1185 Chrome Hill from Holinsclough - easy/mod - 4.5 miles/7.3 km

Walk 2531 Upper Dove Valley from Hollinsclough - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 2545 High Edge & Chrome Hill from Hollinsclough - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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