135 Chinley Churn

Chinley was once a Mecca for ramblers, and weekends in the 1940s were so busy that a ten minute service was held on the railway platform every Sunday. It's a bit quieter these days, but the long ridge of Chinley Churn still has a magnetic appeal, rising above the town like a huge crested wave. Old gritstone quarries spill piles of tumbled stone down the hillside, while a deserted farm looks out towards Kinder. But be sure to chose a clear day for your walk, as the views are magnificent.

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LOCATION: Five miles east of Disley
START: Chinley Station, off B6062. Roadside parking on Buxton Road B6062 near junction, Grid ref: SK041827 Postcode: SK236AF

DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate but with an initial steep ascent
TIME: Three hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Take a flask
EN ROUTE: Cracken Edge

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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