613 Harry Hut

Who was Harry and where is his hut? You'll look for them both in vain for Harry Hut is a concrete trigpoint standing high above Glossop. However bits of gritstone lie beneath the trigpoint so maybe Harry did build a shelter up here long ago to admire the spectacular view in comfort - we'll never know. Like most heather moors this looks at its finest in August with acres of purple, but revisiting the moor after many weeks of this year's incredibly dry summer we were prepared for less than perfection. We needn't have worried, the moor looked wonderful and when we got to the trig pillar at Harry Hut it poured with rain!

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LOCATION: One mile south of Glossop
START: Turn off A624 signed Moorfield. Roadside parking in half mile where footpath crosses
Grid ref: SK046925 Postcode: SK137PP
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate with rough moorland, not recommended in mist
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Worm Stones, Bray Clough, Chunal Moor, Shaw Moor

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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