366 Margery Hill

For those who like tramping over wild moorland a visit to Margery Hill and Outer Edge is a must. Easily reached by the Cut Gate track, which was "cut" in 1871 to link the Woodlands Valley with Penistone Market, the broad ridge of the Howden Moors stretches away for mile upon mile. This is the source of the Porter or Little Don River - it really does have two names - and, with dippers bobbing on the stones, its banks make a delightful return.

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LOCATION: Twenty miles east of Manchester
START: A616 Langsett. Flouch car park, just beyond A628 roundabout
Grid ref: SE202012 Postcode: S36 9FQ
DISTANCE: 8.5 miles
GRADE: Strenuous, choose a clear day
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Harden Clough, Swinden

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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