843 High Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale

Rising in an unbroken grassy slope that merits a 50% gradient sign, High Wheeldon presents an obvious challenge. Fortunately there's an easy way round the side and from the summit there are wonderful views over Upper Dovedale. Then its downhill to the hamlet of Crowdecote which gets its name from Cruda, a Saxon landowner, and cot a shelter. A final climb up Hitter Hill gives yet more views before finishing the walk at the Quiet Woman, a traditional unspoilt village pub which acts as post office on Tuesdays.

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LOCATION: Five miles south of Buxton
START: Earl Sterndale, off B5053, roadside parking by the church
Grid ref: SK090670 Postcode: SK170BY
DISTANCE: 4 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Pack Horse Inn and Quiet Woman
EN ROUTE: Crowdicote, Hitter Hill, Aldery Cliff, Fox Hole Cave, Glutton Bridge


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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