523 Brown Knoll

Plodding across Brown Knoll in scorching sunshine it seemed impossible that we once did this trip on cross-country skis. The snow then was so deep that skis were the only way across the frozen waste. More usually the whitewashed trigpoint stands amid a sea of black peat and can be almost impossible to reach. So chose a nice, dry day and you won't get wet feet, or disappear into a snowdrift.

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LOCATION: North-east of Chapel-en-le-Frith
START: Turn off A6 towards Rushup, Edale and Castleton. Layby in 2 miles on former A625
Grid ref: SK091824 Postcode: SK230QT
DISTANCE: 7 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but chose a fine, dry spell
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Pennine Bridleway, Dimpus Gate, Cowburnn Tunnel, South Head, Roych Clough, Chapel Gate

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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