749 South Head

The Peak District has very few true peaks, but South Head, high above Chinley, looks and feels like a mountain. It's a good thousand feet of ascent and from the summit there are magnificent views of Kinder. And the descent was a real discovery with a National Trust path down the ridge.

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LOCATION: Five miles east of Disley
START: Chinley Station car park, off B6062 or roadside parking on Buxton Road
Grid ref: SK038827 Postcode: SK236AE
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Dimpus Gate, Mount Famine, Pennine Bridleway

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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