881 Litton and Cressbrook

Most dramatic flower in the Peak District, the early-purple orchid, blooms in profusion in Cressbrook Dale. And there are many others in this garden of delights for on a recent walk in late May we counted over eighty different flowers. Then if you're feeling adventurous there's the ascent of Peter's Stone on whose summit they hanged a man for murder.

Location map  Show pictures

Add to Basket  More walks

LOCATION: 7 miles east of Buxton
START: Tideswell Dale pay & display car park on B6049, 1 mile south of Tideswell, toilets
Grid ref: SK154742 Postcode: SK178QH
DISTANCE: 6.5 or 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
EN ROUTE: Ravens Crag, Tansley Dale, Litton Mill, River Wye

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

Click picture to exit