Set in a green patchwork divided by gleaming white limestone walls the lead mining villages of Great and Little Hucklow stand high on the White Peak plateau. The name comes from the Old English Hucca's burial mound and the larger village has a chapel, a school and the Unitarian Nightingale Centre. Cows graze peacefully in flowery meadows while high above gliders circle silently.
LOCATION: Peak District. 8 miles east of Chapel-en-le-Frith
START: Turn left off A623 along B6049 then turn right, signed Great Hucklow. Roadside parking in half a mile.
Grid ref: SK175779 Postcode: SK178RF
DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Queen Anne
EN ROUTE: Bradwell Dale, Hazelbadge Hall, Nether Liberty Mine, Windmill, Coplow Dale, Intake Dale
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News