Tucked away in a fold in the hillside the hamlet of Brook Bottom is so well hidden you'd never suspect it was there. Complete with village pub and Methodist chapel, it looks as though the inhabitants chose this isolated spot to get away from everyone. Amazingly though the road that climbs steeply away from Hague Bridge was once the main road, busy with pack ponies, horses and even coaches. It's a bit quieter now, but there are still lots of horses.
LOCATION: 3 miles south west of Marple.
START: Hague Bar car park, Waterside Rd, off B6101, signed Torrs Riverside Park
Grid ref: SJ986857 Postcode: SK223AS
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Fox Inn
EN ROUTE: River Goyt, Goyt Way, Peak Forest Canal
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News