478 Combs Moss

Defended on all sides by steep slopes and rocky cliffs the high moorland plateau of Combs Moss rises above Buxton like the Lost World of Conan Doyle. Certainly for walkers it has long been a lost world, but now anyone can go, for tomorrow the Countryside and Rights of Way Act takes effect in the Manchester area. You won't find any prehistoric animals up there, but you will find an Iron Age hillfort, spectacular climbing cliffs, marvellous views and a heather moor half the size of Kinder.

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LOCATION: Peak District between Whaley Bridge & Buxton
START: Goyt Valley, off A5004. Park by toilets at foot of Bunsall Incline
Grid ref: SK017759 Postcode: SK176GJ
DISTANCE: 10 miles
GRADE: Strenuous
TIME: 6 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: White Hall, Castel Naze, Dove Holes

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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