532 Crook Hill

Crook comes from the Old English "croc" meaning land in a bend. Yet though the River Ashop has been swallowed by thirsty Sheffield, the bend in the Ladybower Reservoir remains while, above it, the rocky summit of Crook Hill stands sentinel, giving commanding views of the Derwent Moors. This is where you might expect to find an ancient cairn marking a site of worship perhaps, but though the summits here are rocky the only contender for a tribal link with the past is a handful of rocks at the col between the summits which may or not be the remains of a stone circle. Still it's a great place to be and our grandchildren enjoyed it.

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LOCATION: Ten miles east of Glossop
START: Derwent Valley signed from A57. Hurst Clough car park
Grid ref: SK187876 Postcode: S33 0AQ
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Ladybower

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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