Cock Hill Sunday 28th September 2014

At long last some proper moorland walking. We headed to the north of the Peak District for a walk to Cock Hill but opted for an easy return along the Longdendale Trail.

Start: Old Glossop (SK 0456 9483)

Route:

Old Glossop - Cock Hill - Glossop Low - Clough Edge - Longdendale Trail - Padfield - Swineshaw Reservoir - Old Glossop

Distance: 7.25 miles     Ascent: 463 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours 5 mins

Terrain: Good moorland tracks and fields.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: Yorkshire Bridge Inn    Ale Drunk: Bombs Gone, Bradfield Brewery

Route Map >>

 

Whiteley Nab

The first view of the day was across Old Glossop to Whiteley Nab.

Packhorse Trail

The route to Cock Hill follows the old packhorse trail.

Cock Hill

The quarries on the side of Cock Hill come into view.

Lower Shelf

As we climb we can look across the moor towards Lower Shelf Stones.

Glossop Low

The route across Glossop Low follows the line of grouse butts.

Glossop Low

Approaching the summit of Glossop Low and we are greeted by a solar panel, apparantly it has something to do with mountian rescue.

Black Hill

A few minutes later and we are looking across the valley at Black Hill.

Torside Reservoir

As we walk along Clough Edge Torside Reservoir comes into view.

Torside Clough

Looking back up Torside Clough.

Torside Naze

Looking up the valley towards Woodhead Reservoir.

Longdendale Trail

Easy walking along the Longdendale Trail.

Valehouse Reservoir

We left the trail just as Valehouse Reservoir came into view.

Peak Naze

Heading across the fields from Padfield and Peak Naze dominates the view.

Swineside Reservoir

The final reservoir of the day was Swineside Reservoir.

Previous walk High Pike Haw Monday 22nd September 2014 <> Next walk Sharp Knott Tuesday 4th November 2014

 

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