Chelmorton - Blackwell - King Sterndale

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From Chelmorton the path rises onto the upland with extensive views all round. After passing through an old mining dumping area the route goes on to a 4,000-year-old chambered tomb. Then the path goes through meadowland, eventually to pass by Blackwell and the campsite. From there we drop down a precipitous and narrow path to the cottages nestling in dramatic Wye Dale. Continuing, the path climbs a steep hillside to follow the A6 towards Buxton, passing by the busy Topley Pike Quarry with good views into this working area. Then dropping down and crossing the busy A6, the path climbs another steep-sided hill to reach the quiet and seemingly sheltered from the busy modern world, village of King Sterndale. The path then drops again, steeply down into the upper reaches of the dramatic Deep Dale to cross a stream (wet feet if it is in full spate) and climb upwards to continue over meadows back to Chelmorton and a pub meal, if required and if your arrival is before 2.30.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
6/24/2012 - simon neill

We have just returned from doing this walk today and I must say in my opinion this is not a moderate walk. This is a walk that has everything in it including ascents and descents that Chris Bonnington would be wary of attempting. Very strenuous walking in places, paths that can easily be missed either due to them being over grown through lack of use or because the written instructions can be at points, as clear as mud. I am an experienced walker, but using the written instructions even I got lost twice and had to ad lib back onto the route using the map. I took my wife,two sons and friends on this as their 2nd walk due to it being a fairly short and moderate rated was so hard in places that I fear it may have put them off hiking for good. I do thoroughly appreciate the effort that people take to upload these walks onto here, but please make sure the rating is correct.....I know it is subjective but really, this walk is hard and for the experienced walker only.

5/4/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Angela Mckay for her updates for this walk. May 2011. Adrian (Admin)

5/2/2011 - angela mckay

Lovely walk - fantastic views along the way with the added bonus of a small cafe at waymark 16 for much needed ice creams. Quite strenuous in parts, but well worth the effort (don't think my 13 year old agrees though). This walk actually managed to tire out my 2 energetic dogs!!

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