Central England – Hollingworthall Moor, Derbyshire
Distance: 101⁄2km/61⁄2 miles
Where: Circular walk from Roe Cross, Mottram, in Longdendale (Dark Peak).
Start/End: Hobson Moor Road, Roe Cross (sJ988966).
Terrain: Moorland paths and tracks, farm lanes, tarred lanes. several modest climbs. avoid doing this walk in low cloud or bad weather.
Maps: os explorer oL1; Landranger 109 & 110..
The Jaws of longdendale is one of the most striking features of the Dark Peak. From nearby Hollingworthall Moor, this gaping maw in the South Pennines is one part of an extravagant panorama unveiled from this undulating walk in the quiet fringes of the national park. It’s an area of deep cloughs spangled by strings of reservoirs and looming moorland edges, and threaded by packhorse trails and quarry roads – all of it now access land. lively wooded cloughs add to the charm of this secluded quarter, renowned for its wild birds and springtime blooms.
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