327 Eccles Pike

Everyone's heard of Eccles, famous for its cakes, and there's even a village in Kent with the same name, but Eccles Pike - now where's that? One of the few actual peaks in the Peak District, this pointed hill above Chapel-en-le-Frith gets its name from eclesia, the ancient British name for a church. Maybe a Christian missionary preached here to the occupying Romans, but perhaps he just felt closer to heaven - it's a magnificent viewpoint.

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LOCATION: Whaley Bridge
START: Canal Wharf free car park Grid ref: SK012816 Postcode: SK237LX

DISTANCE: 6 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - Dark Peak, plus a tiny bit on White Peak Landranger 110
EN ROUTE: River Goyt, Cromford and High Peak Railway, Roosdyche, Lydgate, Tunstead Milton

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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