682 Hollinsclough

"100 years behind the rest of the world, well disposed, but ignorant and simple-minded". That's what Sir George Crewe thought of his tenants at Hollinsclough in 1820. But though still remote, the village is an attractive place, bustling with activity and a thriving primary school. The views from the crest of Hollins Hill make it well worth the climb while Washgate packhorse bridge is a little visited delight in a very remote spot.

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LOCATION: Two miles north west of Longnor
START: Hollinsclough signed from B5053, park near telephone box
Grid ref: SK065665 Postcode: SK170RH
DISTANCE: 4 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but quite rough underfoot
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Hollinsclough Chapel Hall, (when open)
EN ROUTE: Hollins Hill, River Dove

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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