709 Sponds Hill

High on the summit of Sponds Hill you look across Cheshire to the Welsh mountains, while to the south rises the strikingly sharp profile of Shutlingsloe. This is get away from it all country, yet in prehistoric times it was a trail that led all the way to Scotland.

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LOCATION: Two miles west of Whaley Bridge
START: Kettleshulme. Turn off B5470 down Paddock Lane, opposite Bulls Head, roadside parking
Grid ref: SJ987798 Postcode: SK237RD
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak & Dark Peak Landranger 118
EN ROUTE: Bow Stones, Gritstone Trail, Lumb Hole

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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