Parkhouse Hill - Chrome Hill - Hollins Hill - Hollinsclough

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If you think that the views from the heights are only to be had in the Dark Peak, think again! This walk takes in three splendid hills and the views from the top of each will take some beating. The walk goes in a clockwise direction, taking in the two hills of Parkhouse and Chrome Hill. Parkhouse has a notoriously steep and slippery descent on polished limestone. If at all nervous of this there is an easier alternative going around the southern foot of Parkhouse. This route is strongly recommended if it is wet underfoot! It would be seriously remiss of me not to point out the potential danger with Parkhouse. As a matter of fact until fairly recently (recently for an old codger like me!) there was no public access to Parkhouse. Warnings aside, this is a really lovely walk; the ascent and descent of Chrome Hill should present no problems. Another gem on this walk is the recent find of a permitted path over Hollins Hill; really worth the effort.

Outline:
Earl Sterndale, Parkhouse Hill, Chrome Hill, Tor Rock, Hollins Hill, Hollinsclough, Glutton Bridge, Abbotside, Earl Sterndale.
Terrain:
Hill and Moorland

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub
12/07/2022 - Sarah Green

Stunning walk on a warm July day - views were amazing and all directions very clear. We just slipped up at point 15 at the small signpost as a lone blue waymarker said straight on but we hadnt gone far before realising our error, retraced our steps and headed uphill!

26/07/2020 - Andrew Potter

Completed the walk today and it did not disappoint . Amazing views from the top of Parkhouse and Chrome Hill . The descent of Parkhouse is challenging and I'm not ashamed to say that we did most of it on our backsides! Well worth doing though for the views alone . Very recommended walk all round.

28/07/2018 - Jeffrey Helm

I did this walk today and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it. I had no idea there were ridge walks like this in that part of Derbyshire. I stuck to the ridges of both Parkhouse and Chrome Hills and, though steep and a little 'scrambly' in places, the effort was worth it and the views were terrific. I would concur, the descent from Parkhouse is very steep. Where the path splits part way down the right hand side is much the safest way. I was feeling confident and the weather was dry so I took the left-hand path down a steep gully. There's lots of loose scree and I was on my backside a couple of times. I'll go right next time. Compliments on your directions - they were spot-on. That last uphill road section into Earl Sterndale from Underhill is a bit of a slog for tired legs, isn't it?

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