413 Kenslow Knoll

The Peak District is not noted for peaks, but it has many lows. Surprisingly though "low" doesn't mean valley, it is the Old English name for a hill and from ancient times these have been special places. Some were used as burial sites, and later miners smelted lead on these windy spots, but many still remain aloof on private ground. However Kenslow Knoll is different, for to celebrate the Millennium it was bought by the Peak Park and now you can walk beneath trees where a dagger was discovered linking the hill with the Bronze Age.

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LOCATION: Eleven miles south-east of Buxton
START: Friden picnic site, signed from A5012. Turn off A515 at Newhaven
Grid ref: SK173607 Postcode: SK170DY
DISTANCE: 6 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
NOTE: Pool at the head of Friden Dale
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Long Dale, Mount Pleasant Farm

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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