Hollinsclough - Chrome Hill

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From Hollinsclough, a short lane walk brings us to a wide-vista saunter through a field with views of Chrome Hill on the right. After a while we reach a picturesque and lonely stone bridge over the river, then a lovely walk at the side of the river until we rise on a steep slope to pass by an old, pretty cottage. Further on and Chrome Hill comes into view, looking like a miniature Eiger. Eventually we climb this hill (only the height denies it mountain status). Glorious views unfold as we go higher, until the 360-degree panoramic view enfolds on reaching the peak. A long steep slope is taken down the other side until a lane is reached, which helps us on our way back to Hollinsclough.

(Please note that the route over Chrome Hill is concessionary).

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
05/05/2015 - Tim Simmonds

A fantastic walk which we did early May 2015. Just a note at points 15 and 16. All the broken walls have been repaired. It's quite obvious where you have to go though. Follow the farm track as far as you can go, and then pass through the various stiles/gates for 3 or 4 more fields all the time keeping the copse of trees and (farm?) house on your right and the view of Chrome Hill ahead of you.

20/04/2014 - Mangal Mistry

We did this walk for the second time. It really is a magnificent walk, especially as you ascend towards the Chrome Hill … and finally at the top, where views are breath taking. Quite boggy going at the beginning up to the point where you reach the stone bridge. You can see my photos of this walk at : http://tinyurl.com/mhkn79x

10/05/2012 - Clive Butcher

We did the walk in late April 2012, one of the wettest on record, and can only emphasize other comments about the first section being boggy. Some sections were almost impassable so be prepared for a slight diversion or wet feet. The sheep at point 14 are still there but the opening has been fenced off. However turn left and follow the wall as it doglegs right and there is a gate about 50 meters further on. The climb over Chrome Hill and views make this a great walk.

20/09/2009 - Kevin Mulligan

Well worth the effort. Some spectacular scenery. Quite boggy for first section so be prepared.

04/02/2008 - David Hill

Fabulous. Superb views. When we went in February 2008 there was a lot of boggy ground so be prepared. Although the walk is short it does take time because it is strenuos. But do do it!

10/09/2004 - joe mahoney

Absolutely spectacular. The first section along the valley is beautiful and the climb up chrome hill is well worth it!

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