515 Parkhouse Hill

Some people say the Peak District hasn't any peaks, but they're forgetting the knife edge ridge and spectacular pinnacle of Parkhouse Hill. Set in the valley of the Upper Dove these steep rocks are remnants of a coral reef that once stood on the bottom of a shallow tropical sea. Short walks aren't always the easiest and though only three miles, this is a surprisingly tough little expedition. But whether you take the scramblers' route to the top or the easier way round the back this is an ascent to delight both adventurer and botanist.

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LOCATION: Five miles south of Buxton
START: Earl Sterndale, off B5053, roadside parking by the church
Grid ref: SK093668 Postcode: SK170BU
DISTANCE: 3 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
EN ROUTE: Hitter Hill, Glutton Bridge, Gratton Dale

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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