Oakamoor - Whiston

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Starting from Oakamoor, the route crosses the bridge over the River Churnet (beautiful views over the parapet). The path then climbs steeply through lovely woodland. An unusual cottage is passed, which has a large rock as a wall at one end. Further on the route goes through the Whiston Golf Club grounds and past the clubhouse, where a welcome cuppa can be had at a reasonable price. Passing through Whiston Village there is a pub (opening times not known). Eventually the route drops into a deep ravine. On a dull / rainy day this can be spooky to traverse. Then we climb up onto an old railway track (now a public footpath). Following this for a while we then leave it, to continue along a quiet scenic lane, then a long bridleway, to more woodland walking (can be soggy underfoot here) to the steep lane back to Oakamoor.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Nature Trail, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
23/03/2019 - Juliet Wright

Just to confirm the comment by Dave Rose: we made this 7.1 miles and 4 hours 10 minutes (a little extra to examine the church in Whiston). Went 20 March 2019 after even more wet weather and only the mud in the ravine section was a problem.

16/03/2019 - Dave Rose

Good walk. Great views. Did this walk on 15th March 2019 after some pretty wet weather, so was expecting some sticky stuff, it wasn't too bad. The pub in Whiston village is now a private house with attached dog training center. The route across the golf course was fairly straight, easy sighting of style to style. However, we measured the walk with a GPS and it came out at 7 mile not 5.5, it took 4 hours not 2 Hour 41 minutes. Given the steep terrain you would need to going at some speed to complete in the given time.

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