731 Hurdlow

Hurdlow means treasure mound, but you won't find any gold bars here. Yet you will find one of the riches of the Peak District for a mile long flowery hillside is now open to all. Up here there's an eagle's view of the valley of the Upper Dove, while as you stand beside the mound atop the end of the summit ridge you'll probably have it all to yourself. Here it's easy to imagine the ghosts of the ancient tribe that built their ancient cairn up here to be nearer their gods.

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LOCATION: Six miles south east of Buxton
START: Hurdlow High Peak Trail car park. Turn off A515, beyond Bull-i'-th-Thorn signed Crowdecote & Longnor.
Grid ref: SK127659 Postcode: SK179QJ
DISTANCE: 8 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
EN ROUTE: Sparklow, Cromford and High Peak Railway, Pilsbury Castle, Cronkston

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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