Longnor - Chrome Hill - Earl Sterndale - Longnor

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When viewed from the A53 at Axe Edge between Leek and Buxton, Chrome Hill stands out from the surrounding countryside, looking just like a dragon's back covered in rich velvet grass. This is the object of this walk starting from the 'Peak Practice' village of Longnor. Once on top the views are well worth the ascent, with large parts of Staffordshire and Derbyshire at your feet. Continuing, the walk makes its way to the quiet, peaceful village of Earl Sterndale before returning to Longnor across undulating meadowland.

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
4/23/2018 - Brendan kent

Hi All, did this walk on 21.04.2018 & thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructions were easy to follow, never went wrong once (which is good for me!), the panoramic views were gorgeous, i had to wait 10 mins for the pub to open at Earl Sterndale but as it was sunny ansd is a delightful village (lovely church, chickens roaming ) etc this was ok, back in Longnor "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese" is a friendly pub making a real effort & a good sun trap for those of a similar mind! Although i didn't, eat the sandwiches looked plenty-full whilst the beer was a good pint. The walk is a bit hilly in places so maybe allow 4 hours if stopping to admire the views which are awesome.

5/16/2014 - Lyn Nolan

we did this walk today and thoroughly enjoyed it, we felt we worked really hard going up hill but it was well worth it for the amazing views all along the way. The top of Chrome Hill and ridge were very manageable

4/6/2012 - Richard Hardy

This is a great walk for two legged lifeforms but unless your hounds are fantastically well behaved around lifestock the walk will be mostly on lead for four legged friends. We did it today with our two collies, and obviously with the roads and sheep it was a mostly on lead day. This didn't spoil what is a great walk though, a great day out.

4/6/2012 - Richard Hardy

I've done this walk loads of times (am very jealous that Phil and Sue beat me to putting it on Walkingworld :-). It's a great walk, well described and one of the best walks in the Peak District to my reckoning.

10/20/2009 - michael whiteside

This is an excellent walk - one of the best I have been on for a long time so congratulations to the contributors. One small point near the start at Picture 2 - the steps and trees have been cleared and there is now a grassy bank with a path up. There is no signpost but you can see a waymarker at the top pointing behind the bungalows. A local resident told me everyone misses it - thats why I have mentioned it! Otherwise the route is very well described. Thank you for this brilliant walk.

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