Longnor - Newtown - Reaps Moor -Longnor

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Walk is mostly on field paths with some short stretches of road walking. There are no steep climbs at any point in the walk.
Most of the paths and stiles are easy to find, though the farm at Hawk's Yard OS 063630 seems to keep all its slurry in the line of the path. Diverting along paved walkways by farm buildings can get around this.

The pub at the centre of the walk, the Olde Butchers Arms is currently closed. Not sure yet if permanent or for renovation. A remote walker friendly pub will be missed.

The return is easy, mostly following the Manifold Valley. Some areas can become waterlogged, though about half-distance there is a choice of taking a path higher up the valley side, running parallel and meeting at the same point just outside Longnor.

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Peak District


Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife
10/20/2010 - michael whiteside

This is a brilliant walk through fabulous country especially on a sunny day. Tricky in parts but directions are superb so thanks Paul. GPS is not really necessary but reassuring across a couple of the big fields. The tea cakes in the cafe in Longnor at the end are the best anywhere.

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