Longnor - Chrome Hill - Axe Edge - Flash - Longnor

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This walk is a real challenge of fitness and map-reading. The outward route has several sections of steep climbs and descents. Crossing Chrome Hill is only the first climb; the route continues to climb to the highest point on Axe Edge.

The return is in contrast and mostly follows a valley with areas of sedge bog. Most are easily crossed but rather featureless, making map-reading more difficult. There is one section of road-walking on the return along a narrow, fairly quiet road, though care should be taken as you return to field-paths as the stile is between two blind bends.

The pub used on this walk is the New Inn in Flash. This is a typical village pub, though it does not have a cooked food menu, only offering items like pork pies. They do offer a good range of beers. Muddy boots are not liked - there is a notice to walkers to remove or cover boots before entering. Outside there is little provided seating to eat your own food. There is a small raised area behind the pub, accessed through the car park with a table and low wall at comfortable sitting height.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
2/29/2016 - Peter Matthews

Did this walk on 29/02/16, with great views throughout length of walk. The return route from Axe Edge is certainly tricky to navigate if you don't have a GPS (Luckily, I did, which made it fairly straightforward). Don't think this section of the walk is used by many walkers. In fact, I didn't see any other walkers on whole route, although I suppose a Monday in late February may account for that. Regarding navigation, there is now no difficulty locating the path on the left mentioned in Waymark 20; the stile and route to next stile is clearly marked and easily followed towards Dove Head. At Waypoint 25, it is easy to follow a well marked path on the right to Axe Edge summit. This adds about 30/40 minutes extra to the walk, though!

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