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Thread: Chrome Hill, Parkhouse Hill, and High Wheeldon

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    3 fantastic Peak District hills, and a beautiful day I chose to do it. In fact, I'd go as far as saying it's my favorite Peak District walk so far!

    Full report athttps://hillexplorer.wordpress.com/2...high-wheeldon/


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    They're wonderful things yes.

    Have to agree about High Wheeldon - a few years now but I have a feeling I might have charged the thing basically head on. I do tend to. Steep!

    Not surprised you like them given the other walks

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    One of my favourite walks up that way is to start from Longnor, go NW via Hollinsclough and circle round over Chrome Hill, Parkhouse Hill, Earl Sterndale for a pint in the Quiet Woman. From there go southward climbing up on to High Wheeldon and then contouring along the 'ridge' above Pilsbury Castle to Hartington. Great walk.

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    ^^ Will have to try that one next time!

    Hang on - Just looked on the map. I presume you'd have to walk back to Longnor afterwards?


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    A High Peak Bus service (442) runs between Buxton and Ashbourne and links Hartington with Longnor so the Route described by Major Cynic can be done as a "one way" also plenty of options for a return along the Dove or Manifold if you prefer.

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    Or even as a properly long one way from Dovedale to Buxton (which I did this Spring.), although I left High Wheeldon off.

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    Actually I rely on the wife for transport for that one. Good to know about the bus though.

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    Very nice, Harry

    It suggests a mini-meet for a day walk - see this thread.

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    Harry you can cut across from near Pilsbury Castle and pick up the road for a shortish walk back to Longnor. Although its road walking you're quite high up on the ridge so have good views as you walk along.

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    The first time I did this I stopped on High Wheeldon sat on a hay bale and watched the sun sinking down on to the horizon whilst I had a drink and a snack. One of those really, really good moments you get on a walk. The I walked on in to Hartington and got there as dusk fell. Very memorable walk.

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    In my previous post forgot to mention the pub at Crowdicote, The Packhorse, well worth a visit as an alternative to the Quiet Woman at Earl Sterndale. Free House, good range of Real Ales also does Food. Note the Pub is closed in the day on Monday and Tuesday.

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