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Broadstone Hill & the Cotton Famine Road
Introduction to Walk 2634

Photo from the walk - Broadstone Hill & the Cotton Famine Road

Nat Park - Peak District - Black Hill Dovestone

Region - South Pennines

County/Area - Greater Manchester

Author - Peter Schofield

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - moderate

This Peak District walk provides a vivid introduction to the moors around the industrial town of Oldham. The route includes Broadstone Hill, the Cotton Famine Road and Dovestones Reservoir. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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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South Pennine WalksThe 30 circular walks in this guidebook cover the South Pennines, the expanse of hill country that straddles the Lancashire / Yorkshire border between the Yorkshire Dales and Peak National Parks. These walks range from four to eight and a half miles and explore an area of varied and contrasting landscapes. For experienced and novice walkers.
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