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    Parkhouse Hill near Longnor in the Peak District has been designated as Open Access. I have seen people on the top. However a guide book I've just read says it's only fit for serious scramblers and climbers.

    So where is the stile giving you access and is it as serious as the guide book suggests?

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    If you follow the footpath from Glutton Bridge and turn right you can go straight up that way. No scrambling skills are needed, it is a very straightforward ascent if you could call it that.

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    Parkhouse Hill!!! Memories of a scout trip a few years ago:

    Every February we play a game over 3 days where the basic objective is to take photographs of landmarks and other teams without being caught. Parkhouse Hill was worth a few points so we dropped our packs behind a tree and ran up the hill (trust me, no scrambling/climbing techniques needed here; we were just 13/14yr olds pissing about). Photographed the top and scored extra points for snapping one of the other teams as they came out of Glutton Grange!

    Take the route Anthony mentioned, tis simple. Though the map does show rocks on the west side... perhaps you need climbing skills for that?

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.

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    If ever a hill was badly named then Parkhouse Hill and its partner Chrome Hill must be likely candidates for number one. Truly spectacular little gems with grey tweedy cardigan names!

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    True, but then we just ignore that and refer to them as the Dinosaur Hills - much more appropriate when you see them from the Leek-Buxton road!

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    Parkhouse and chrome are good ones to do in the snow! then to the Quiet Woman for a pint or proper ale and a pork-pie afterwards. If you go on Sundays the local folk musicians usualy have a 'Jam'

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    True, been there done that. Can be a bit parky in there even with the real fire going. Draughty and the fire's too small to heat the room. A pint of 'Owd Roger and you couldn't care less!

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    Used to get a few pints in @ the QW after evening cragging sessions just round the corner at the old Quarry.

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    keeping to the ridge proper from the unfenced road to Dowal Hall looks a superb scramble over limestone tower and ridge,but it is all easily avoidable.

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    I was wondering where to wander next week that was nearby. Might have to check these out. Especially if we get the promised white stuff. Thanks guys.

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