527 Pike Low

Our Bronze Age ancestors must have thought Pike Low a very special place for on the summit they built one of the biggest cairns in the Peak District. Low means hill or mound and until recently this heather moor above Langsett was forbidden territory. You still won't find many people up there but, if you like wild open spaces, you'll think it rather special too.

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LOCATION: Three miles south-west of Penistone
START: Langsett Barn car park on A616, toilets
Grid ref: SE211004 Postcode: S36 4GY
DISTANCE: 7 miles
GRADE: Strenuous, do not attempt in mist
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
NOTE: Moor occasionally closed Aug 12 - Dec 10 for grouse shooting. Always open Sundays
REFRESHMENTS: Waggon & Horses & Bank View cafe
EN ROUTE: Cut Gate, Sugden Clough, Candlerush, Delf Edge


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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