846 Cock Hill

Toiling up Charles Lane just remember the quarrymen who made this 700ft climb each day whatever the weather. Men still work on these moors, researching air pollution and heather growth, but nowadays they come up in 4x4s or by helicopter. Mind you its surprising what children can do and Heather was as determined as a quarryman as, at the age of three and with her new trekking pole, she led us all up the climb to Cock Hill.

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START: Old Glossop. From A57 turn left down Manor Park Rd, then right at Queen's Arms. Park at end of Shepley Street
Grid ref: SK045948 Postcode: SK137SA
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Windy Harbour or pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Glossop Low, Swineshaw, Cock Hill, Peaknaze Moor, Blackshaw Farm

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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