Buxworth - Eccles Pike - Buxworth

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Eccles Pike consists of gritstone, pink in colour at the summit. While not as prominent as the surrounding hills of Cracken Edge and Combs Moss it is popular with walkers. At 370 metres high, it offers good views of Manchester to the west and the Kinder Scout plateau to the east. Combs Reservoir lies just to the south of the hill. On the summit is a commemorative plaque showing the distinctive landforms in a 360-degree circle taking in panoramic views across the Peak District to the east, Manchester in the north and Cheshire and Wales to the south and west. The name 'pike' means pointed hill; it is not known how it acquired the name Eccles, although it is doubtful if this name relates to the town on the other side of Manchester famous for its currant cakes.

England - North England - Cheshire - Peak District


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