735 Great Longstone

Longstone Edge has been the site of many battles. But these are recent, yet no less bloody for as industry mined for fluorspar the Peak Park fought to preserve the landscape. Now at last the flowers are winning, high above the picturesque village of Great Longstone.

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LOCATION: Peak District
START: Great Longstone, ten miles east of Buxton. Roadside parking in village
Grid ref: SK199718 Postcode: DE451TA
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Great Longstone
EN ROUTE: Rowland, Rake

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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