741 River Dane

"Doctor Livingstone I presume" said Stanley on meeting the famous explorer and, ever since, others have dreamed of finding the source of a great river. The Dane may not be as famous as the Nile, but a visit to its source is a grand expedition across beautiful wild moorland which, in August, is a vast swathe of glorious purple heather.

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LOCATION: 4 miles south-west of Buxton
START: Roadside layby on A54
Grid ref: SK008698 Postcode: SK170TG
DISTANCE: 4 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but some rough, pathless moorland, difficult underfoot.
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
NOTE: Sorry no dogs
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Dane Head, Dane Valley Way, Reeve-edge Quarries, Dane Colliery, Danebower

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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